Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has added its second peated whisky to an already multi award-winning range.
The latest single malt from Wick goes by the name of Old Pulteney 1989 and is now available at a retail price of £135 per bottle. It marks a pivotal year for the brand, which has won a stream of prestigious international accolades, thereby reflecting the high quality of the whisky.
To give the new vintage its peaty, smoky character, the whisky is matured in hand-selected American oak ex-bourbon barrels, which previously held heavily peated malt. Each distinctive bottle is natural in colour, non-chill-filtered at 46%, and is the embodiment of Pulteney Distillery’s exceptional craftsmanship. On the palate, it is peaty to start, with a heavy, spicy underpinning. With notes of vanilla, coconut and oranges, this indulgent single malt has a long-lasting finish.
Founded in 1826 at the height of Wick’s herring boom, Pulteney Distillery is one of the most northerly distilleries on the Scottish mainland. It is this unique maritime heritage that gives the whisky its identity as the ‘Maritime Malt’. A long-held favourite for whisky enthusiasts, many say they can taste a faint hint of the ocean in the beverage, thanks to the distillery’s windswept location and close proximity to the North Sea.