Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Very mouthcoating in texture, with notes of dry vanilla, fat barley, coconut, citrus fruit, and pineapple. Long, intensely appetizing, dry salty finish. As an aperitif, or perhaps with seafood. (Vol. 16, #1)
Just rated the #1 Whisky in the World by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible for 2012. Get it while you can because there's likely to be a run on this once the word gets out. Aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, the 21 year has loads of dried apricots and a supple mouthfeel. The expression, which was created at the Pulteney distillery in Wick, Caithness, scored a record-equaling 97.5 points out of 100 and, in doing so, became only the third single malt to have claimed the title since its inception in 1994.