Thanks, Huntsman. I'll use your advice.
I guess I owe a post back on what I actually buy.
I think you did great! A special-edition, cultish whisky that has good cred and focuses on secondary maturation of various varieties. I think it shows that you went out of your way to get something not on the usual 'hit list', so congrats! I have not had the Black Arts, so let us know how it tastes (I presume that you will get a taste?).
Incidentally, if you got it from Ace I hope it was a good experience. I really enjoyed it there.
Nice to hear from another fan of Old Pulteney - doesn't get a lot of attention 'round here.
Sticking to relatively mainstream (and therefore accessible) single malts, I'd suggest the Oban 14 or 18, the Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph (better than the plain old Nadurra, IMO), something from Springbank (12 yr old cask strength?), or the Bruichladdich 'The Laddie' 10. If you want to try something with peat along with the maritime character of Old Pulteney, the Talisker 10 might be a good choice, too. It is more sherried than the others, but the sweetness is more than balanced by black pepper and peat.