Pulteney Distillery, founded 1826, is a coastal distillery named after Sir William Pulteney, who built part of the town of Wick as a model fishing port in 1810.
The distillery is equipped with a single pair of stills and can produce about 1.8 million liters of spirit per annum. Since 1995 the distillery has been owned by Inver House Distillers and the popularity of the Old Pulteney brand has grown tremendously. It’s annual sales crossed 550 000 bottles what makes in no. 1 single malt in the company portfolio. Here we have a rare vintage expression, whisky distilled in 1983, when the distillery was owned by Allied Lyons, aged in ex-bourbon casks, finished in ex-Oloroso sherry casks and bottled without chill-filtration at 46% abv in 2017.
Nose: very rich, honey, toffee, Christmas cake, raisins, almonds, prunes, mulling spice, old leather armchair and well integrated oak.
Palate: perfectly balanced, prunes, dried apricots and figs, salted caramel, toffee, honey, cloves, allspice, hints of dried herbs and oak.
Finish: long and elegant, with notes of dried fruits and herbs, sherried oak and dash of spice.