CATEGORY: Single Malt.
DISTILLERY: Old Pulteney.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
STATED AGE: 21 years old.
CASK TYPE: American ex-Bourbon and ex-Fino Sherry Casks.
STRENGTH: 46.0% Vol.
SIZE: 700 ml.
As with the 17-year-old, with this expression they marry together Old Pulteney matured in ex-bourbon wood with spirit from ex-sherry wood casks. The crucial difference, however, is that the ex-sherry wood in this case is made from American Oak (mostly Fino sherries). This adds yet another layer of complexity, depth and character to this truly superb malt whisky.
NOSE: Full bodied with traces of fruits (apples and pears); slightly fragrant with spicy overtones.
COLOUR: Golden amber with straw highlights.
TASTE: Sweet to start with a light fruitiness; hints of honey and vanilla followed by a dry finish.