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.
500 ml, 35% abv, Scotland (Highland)The name, Stroma Liqueur, was inspired by an island just off of the rugged coast of Caithness. Originating from the Norse phrase "island in the stream" the Isle's name also refers to the dangerous currents on the island's shores, currents that have ran many a ship ashore and may indeed play a role in the island being entirely deserted by humans since 1962. Stroma Liqueur remains as a lasting legacy to those hardy islanders and the tough conditions which they endured. Every aspect of Stroma liqueur is designed to embody the intrigue, craft and history of the island and Old Pulteney's seafaring roots. "Sweet and robust with rugged undertones and a warm finish"
Blending the best whiskies from the Pulteney distillery, it delivers deliciously toffee notes, sweet spices and honey.
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.
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