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Wick malt named world's best whisky
« on: October 24, 2011, 12:47 »
A single malt distilled in one of Scotland's most remote distilleries has been named the world's best whisky by a leading expert.

Old Pulteney was crowned World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray's 2012 Whisky Bible.

The 21-year-old single malt scored a record-equalling 97.5 points out of 100.

The whisky is matured in American oak casks and bottled at the Pulteney distillery in Wick, Caithness.

Whisky expert Mr Murray tasted more than 1,200 new drams before deciding on the winner.

He said: "The 21-year-old Old Pulteney absolutely exploded from the glass with vitality, charisma and class.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-15423862

Nice, if you can afford it, at 75 a bottle!   :horror:

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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 12:49 »
I could find you some that were even more expensive...
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 12:49 »
So can I.  There's a 30 year old one on that site for 250!
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 12:51 »
Exactly... Just think what the duty is on the bottle!
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 12:51 »
 ;D
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 13:12 »
I've just been given a bottle of Johnnie Walker Green Label as a present for supervising work being carried out at a neighbour's flat.   8-)  I have to confess that I had previously only heard of the red label and black label. 
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 13:22 »
It doesn't seem to be widely available, but should be nice, Clive.  :)
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 17:29 »
The green is mould. ;D
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 18:35 »
Curious that all JW whiskies seem to be blended, with no single malts on offer, despite a large range. 
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 18:36 »
They've always been blends, like most whiskies people see in pubs.
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Re: Wick malt named world's best whisky
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 23:11 »
The green is mould. ;D

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