Old Pulteney is the best selling single malt whisky in the Inver House portfolio. The first official bottling was released in 1997, two years after the company purchased the distillery.
Currently the brand sells over 550 000 bottles annually and is ranked among top 20 best selling single malts. In the late 2017 the company announced phasing out 17 and 21 years old expressions and replacing them with 25 and 18 years old, the launch for the latter is planned for 2018. The whisky used for 25 years old spent 22 years in ex-bourbon barrels and additional 3 in ex-Oloroso sherry butts. It was bottled without chill-filtration at 46% abv.
Nose: very aromatic, oranges, pineapples, apricots, raisins, milk chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, bunch of garden herbs, hints of beeswax and oak.
Palate: sweet with certain spiciness, toffee, honey, golden syrup, milk chocolate, sultanas, apricots, hints of ginger and pepper and whiffs of sea breeze.
Finish: long, herbal and waxy, with notes of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, oak and subtle saltiness.