Old Pulteney


An individual and evocative maritime-influenced single malt Scotch whisky produced at the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland, in Wick. The core 12 year old expression has demonstrated double digit growth in the mature UK market as well as strong performance in all other key markets throughout the world in recent years. When the Pulteney Distillery was established in 1826 it was only accessible by sea. The raw materials required for production being brought in by sea, and the whisky was shipped out again by boat. Many of the distillery workers at that time were also employed as fishermen. Sadly, the herring fishing industry is no longer part of daily life in Wick but Pulteney Distillery continues to operate, distilling one of the finest malts available today.

The whisky itself is a deep amber colour, with the nose detecting a hint of sea air and it has a dry, medium-bodied and smooth taste with a clean, dry finish: faintly salty and with a slight sherry note.