Old Pulteney has a long standing association with the sea and is known as the “Maritime Malt”
Founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick’s celebrated herring boom, the Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly on the British mainland. At a time when road links to the town were yet to be established, the distillery was dependent on the sea for its supply of barley and for the shipping out of its malt whisky. The distillery itself has an absorbing history, with its unique pot stills defying convention to this day. The wash still, is unique in that it doesn’t have a ‘swan neck’. Legend has it that when the still was delivered it was too tall for the still house and the manager simply decided to cut the top off! Over time, the distillery has passed through the hands of various owners, and even closed during times of trouble for the industry in 1930. It is now owned by Inver House Distillers.
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50 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Highland)Official distillery bottling, 50 ml mini bottle with distillery label.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Highland)Matured wholly in air-dried, hand-selected ex-bourbon casks, the Old Pulteney 12-years-old is the definitive expression in the Old Pulteney family. Traditionally crafted using techniques that other distillers have long abandoned, this winner of numerous gold medals at international competitions is a high water-mark of quality spirits.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)Old Pulteney Navigator is a limited edition maritime malt matured in a mix of ex-sherry and bourbon casks in celebration of the distillery's history with the ocean. Honey, Apple, Dried fruit, Orange.
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Highland)A 2005 vintage whisky from the Pulteney distillery, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2016 for The Maphail's Collection.
An aromatic and fruity Highland dram. First fill bourbon barrels.
700 ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland (Highland)The 17-year-old predominantly features ex-bourbon maturation, with the addition of spirit that has been wholly matured in Spanish wood ex-sherry casks, predominantly Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso. This adds a subtle depth and complexity to the whisky, making for an outstanding after-dinner drink.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)A 1998 vintage whisky from the Pulteney distillery, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2018 for their Connoisseurs Choice Collection. Matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels. Batch 18/001, bottled at 46% abv, 15/03/2018. This was a vatting of two selected casks with an out-turn of 501 bottles.
*Includes presentation box
700 ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland (Highland)For a quarter of a century, casks of this rare expression of Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky breathed the invigorating sea air of the Caithness coast. Sheltered from a fast-changing world by the darkened calm of a distillery warehouse, the spirit mellowed at its own steady pace, echoing the reassuring rhythm of its hometown port. Aged firstly in American oak, its spicy sweetness was later granted depth and colour by casks of Spanish oak. Elegant and charismatic, this wonderful whisky embodies both Wick’s spirit of endurance and Pulteney Distillery’s devotion to its craft. "mature and fragrant flavour notes’, with ‘heavy spices and dark chocolate… rum-soaked raisins and lime honey, punctuated with clean notes of orange peel and baked apples"
1000 ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland (Highland)This Old Pulteney expression is one in a series named after Scottish lighthouses. Duncansby Head whisky is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and Spanish ex-sherry casks, natural colour. "rich, sweet and full bodied"
- Litre bottle.
1000 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)This Old Pulteney single malt is named after one of the famous old Wick herring boats. Built in Wick in 1948 and powered by a Gardner 152hp engine she was 55 feet in length and weighed in at 24 tons. The 'Good Hope' registered number WK209, was the first boat in Wick to install an echo sounder, using radio navigation to find the ever elusive shoals of herring.
Limited editionToffee, Chocolate, Vanilla, Raisins
1000 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Highland)This is one of three travel retail releases from Old Pulteney called 'The Lighthouse Collection'. This whisky is named after the pair of lighthouses on the largest of the four islands collectively named, the Pentland Skerries off the far north eastern coast of Scotland, en route to Orkney. The whisky is matured in Spanish ex-sherry casks and has a sweet, full-bodied taste with hints of raisins, spices and chocolate.
- Litre bottle