Old Pulteney 16 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Old Pulteney produces hand-crafted single malt whiskies and age them next to the sea, thereby giving them an unmistakable coastal character. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson and was named after the newly developed Pulteneytown area of Wick. At the time it was one (and still is) of the most northerly on the Scottish mainland, and due to a lack of conventional roads, was only accessible by sea. The raw barley was brought in by boat and the whisky was then shipped out by distillery workers who were also herring fishermen.
Through acquisitions and changes in company structures, the distillery ended up with Allied Domecq, who in 1995, sold it to its present owners – Inver House Distillers.
Today, the herring fishing industry has long since gone, but Pulteney Distillery remains steadfast. The dedicated distillery team, led by Malcolm Waring, produce approximately 900,000 litres of single malt scotch whisky a year. Their dedication to their craft embodies the heritage, spirit and heart of Wick – every one of them proud to produce Old Pulteney, the Maritime Malt.

Matured for 16 years, this single malt from Old Pulteney Rich and warming. The specific cask selection combined with a unique coastal influence creates a whisky defined by spice and intensity.

    Nose:    Floral, citrusy, honey, salt on the nose and vinegar.

    Taste:    Sweet honey and fruits, mainly citrusy. That hint of saltiness is there. Pineapple.

    Finish:    A bit spicy in the end. Still fruits and honey.