The Pulteney distillery was founded in the fishing town of Wick in 1826 and after spells under the ownership of Buchanan-Dewar, DCL, Hiram Walker and Allied Domecq the distillery was sold to Inver House in 1995, since when it has been the centrepiece of the company's portfolio. Although the herring trade that dominated the town's commerce is n ... Read More »
Released in 2013 to coincide with their sponsoring of a yacht in the Clipper Round the World Race, Old Pulteney Navigator was created to reflect the distillery's rich maritime heritage. It is matured in ex American bourbon and ex Spanish Sherry casks and bottled at 46%.
Formerly only available in travel retail this is a no-age-statement release from Old Pulteney that replaces the earlier WK209. They've called it "Isabella Fortuna" after the last drifter boat still in Wick harbour - if you stand at the top of the hill by the distillery you can almost see it.
Old Pulteney Clipper commemorates the completion of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, of which the distillery were the sponsors. Aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, this is a classic maritime whisky.
Originally launched as part of the travel retail only 'The Lighthouse Collection' in August 2013, Noss Head is named after the eponymous lighthouse near Wick. Matured in bourbon casks, this is deliciously sweet and spicy.
Originally launched as part of the travel retail only 'The Lighthouse Collection' in August 2013, Duncansby Head is named after the eponymous lighthouse located near John O'Groats. Matured in combination of bourbon and sherry casks, this is rich, sweet and full bodied.
A delicious Highland dram from Old Pulteney, this 17yo is comprised of 90% refill bourbon casks with the remainder being from Oloroso casks. Lovely sweet aromas of butterscotch, honey and chocolate, with some faint salt and oakspice on the palate. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Highland 13 to 20 years
Originally launched as part of the travel retail only 'The Lighthouse Collection' in August 2013, Pentland Skerries is named after not one but two lighthouses, which are located on the eponymous archipelago between the mainland and Orkney. The taste leaves you in no doubt as to its sherried origins.
Pulteney is the most northerly mainland distillery in Scotland, ensconced in the town of Wick. The 21 year old is a mix of fino sherry and refill bourbon cask matured whisky and sits at the top of their regular range.
Please note this is limited to 2 bottles per customer. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: World Whisky of the Year, Scotch Whisky of the Year, Multiple Cask 16-21 year old of the Year; 97.5 points
A 1990 vintage distillery bottling of Old Pulteney. This has been matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts. The casks used previously held peated malt, which has resulted in a lightly peated whisky, which is also sweet and spicy.
A 2014 release, Old Pulteney's 35 Year Old is a combination of ex-bourbon American oak and ex-sherry Spanish oak casks, resulting in a rich and indulgent whisky. The box has been created to reflect the distillery's maritime heritage and contains a porthole through which the bottle is visible.
An impressive and long awaited bottling from Old Pulteney - their oldest release yet, at a hefty 40 years old. It's presented in a hefty box with a book tracing the history of the distillery and the hand blown bottle, capped with a polished stone stopper, is decorated with silver waves, blown across the glass while the metal was molten.