Explore the Range

Explore the Range

Highland distillery Old Pulteney, based in Wick on the North Sea shore, is famous for its maritime single malts. Its core range has expanded over recent years, and now stretches from the no-age-statement Huddart, which takes its name from the street on which the distillery is situated, to the yearly releases of its acclaimed 25 Year Old.

All the whiskies retain the maritime flavour that has won Old Pulteney so many fans, and each boasts a delightfully distinctive character that make them worth your consideration. Discover them below.

Old Pulteney Huddart

70cl / 46%

£44.75

(£63.93 per litre)

An intriguing Old Pulteney that's part of the revamped range for 2018. This non-age-statement single malt has been finished in barrels that previously held peated whisky, giving it mellow smoke notes alongside the classic Pulteney character.

  • From the producer

    • Aroma

      Rich and warming. Brimming initially with mellow wood smoke, honey and oily leather, blooming later into crisp green apple. Creamy vanilla and a hint of burnt toffee in the background.

    • Palate

      Freshly-ground spices and soft vanilla balance the notes of smoke and peat fire. There are both richly sweet and distinctly salty coastal flavours in the background, together reminiscent of salted caramel.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • BrineBrine
  • SmokeSmoke
  • Honey Honey
  • LeatherLeather
  • CaramelCaramel

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%

£32.45

(£46.36 per litre)

A very popular Highland dram, with banana and sweet citrus fruit notes alongside a faint whiff of brine. A winner at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and a perennial favourite.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Colour

      Deep amber with a slight pink hue.

    • Nose

      Medium to high intensity, dry with a briny hint of sea air.

    • Palate

      Sweet, floral, citrus: lemon and lime plus dry banana skin. Smooth and faintly salty.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • LemonLemon
  • LimeLime
  • BananaBanana
  • BrineBrine
  • SmokeSmoke

Old Pulteney 15 Year Old

70cl / 46%

£69.25

(£98.93 per litre)

A rich, elegant single malt that's part of Old Pulteney's new range for 2018. This 15-year-old single malt has been matured in both ex-bourbon and Spanish oak casks.

  • Producer's tasting notes

    • Nose

      Intense yet balanced. Bursting with rich dried fruit, ripe apples and citrus, with honey sweetness and a generous chord of creamy vanilla. Slightly chocolaty and floral in the background.

    • Palate

      Fragrant spices and Christmas cake, with layers of chocolate and a distinct dark toffee sweetness. There is a hint of salty sea air on the finish, a clear connection to the influence of the sea on this single malt.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Raisins Raisins
  • AppleApple
  • BrineBrine
  • Dark ChocolateDark Chocolate
  • ToffeeToffee
  • SultanaSultana

Old Pulteney 18 Year Old

70cl / 46%

£115

(£164.29 per litre)

New for 2018, Old Pulteney's 18 Year Old is aged in both ex-bourbon and Spanish oak casks. This is an intense and warming incarnation of the beloved maritime malt.

  • From the producer

    • Nose

      Intense and warming. Indulgent chocolate and creamy vanilla, with rich honey sweetness tempered by vibrant spices. A whisper of flowery fruitiness yields to crisp bursts of citrus and apple.

    • Palate

      Chocolatey indulgence layered with honeyed spices and Christmas cake. Floral notes lend a dash of finesse, while zesty hints of citrus and green apple enliven a lovely long finish.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • LemonLemon
  • AppleApple
  • BrineBrine
  • Dark ChocolateDark Chocolate
  • Honey Honey
  • Christmas CakeChristmas Cake

Old Pulteney 25 Year Old

70cl / 46%

£399

(£570 per litre)

The 2019 release of the ever-popular Old Pulteney 25 Year Old has been matured for a quarter of a century and finished in ex-sherry casks. The palate offers rich notes of toffee, vanilla, raisins and figs, as well as bitter dark chocolate and spicy pepper flavours that linger in the finish.

    • Nose

      Mature and fragrant with heavy spices and dark chocolate notes.

    • Palate

      Bitter chocolate and creamy vanilla with hints of toffee, followed by a long and spicy finish.

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Black PepperBlack Pepper
  • NutmegNutmeg
  • Dark ChocolateDark Chocolate
  • ToffeeToffee
  • Dried FruitDried Fruit

About Old Pulteney

Pulteney distillery was built in 1826 in Wick, the historic Caithness fishing port at the northern end of Scotland’s western coast. Production continued until 1930, when prohibition was introduced in Wick – a ban on alcohol that lasted an agonising 17 years! Old Pulteney eventually reopened in the early 1950s, and was substantially rebuilt towards the end of that decade.

Now owned by Inver House distillers, Old Pulteney has been rescued from being merely a blending ingredient in recent years and is now well-known for producing sought-after fruity, malty, sweet and salty single malts.