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.
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.