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Pulteney

During the nineteenth century, the town of Wick was the herring fishing capital of Europe and as many as 1,000 boats used the port. Indeed, Pulteneytown, the area of Wick south of the river, was built for this purpose in 1810 by its namesake, Sir William Pulteney. The Pulteney distillery itself was founded by James Hendersen in 1826. Lying close to the coast to the south of Wick, the distillery was only accessible by sea and to this day remains Scotland’s northernmost mainland distillery. The whisky was exported on boats and barley was shipped in and its maritime traditions were such that distillery workers also moonlighted as fishermen.

Pulteney operated under Buchanan-Dewar, who became part of Distillers Company Limited in 1925. Five years later the stills of Pulteney fell silent. It was not before two decades had passed, that production restarted, following Robert Cumming’s acquisition in 1951. Allied Breweries purchased the distillery along with parent company James & George Stodart Ltd in 1961.

Following the acquisition of Pedro Domecq, Allied sold the Pulteney whisky distillery to Inver House Distillers who remain the owners, though since 2006 they have been under Thai Beverage control. The distillery is relatively small with a capacity of just one million litres annually. Single malt whisky is bottled under the name Old Pulteney and there have been both official and independent releases over the years.

Old Pulteney 1993 - Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 59.9%

Distilled at Old Pulteney in 1993 and aged in first fill sherry butts before bottling at cask strength by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Old Pulteney 1993 - Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail)

Old Pulteney 1994 Sauternes Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 45%

A limited edition of just 2,050 bottles, a 12 year old from Old Pulteney, matured in 1994 and finished in Sauternes casks.  More info

Old Pulteney 1994 Sauternes Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

Pulteney 1990 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

Old Pulteney bottled by independent bottler Signatory.  More info

Pulteney 1990 (Signatory)

Old Pulteney 1970 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A 1970 vintage from the Old Pulteney distillery, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail  More info

Old Pulteney 1970 (Gordon and MacPhail)

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%

This edition of Old Pulteney 12 Year Old was produced back in the 1990s. It's got a big boat on the bottle, driving home the whole 'Maritime malt' theme that Old Pulteney has going. This old bottling…  More info

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old - 1990s

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