Old Pulteney Huddart Single Malt Whisky

2023 Award Winner - Double Gold at World Spirits Competition San Francisco

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.

Old Pulteney Huddart Single Malt embraces a mellow smoky character. The combination of influence from the salt-infused sea air and the peat smoke delivers this single malt offering much in terms of complexity and flavour.

    Nose:    A maritime sea air, whatever farm, a hint of soot, green apples and lime.

    Taste:    Oranges, honey, a touch of melon, salt and pepper.

    Finish:    Short to medium length; honey, lime, pepper and salt.