In late spring of 2018 Inver House Distillers introduced new range of Old Pulteney single malts. The year before they discontinued 17 and 21 years old expressions due to stock shortages.
The new core range features 12, 15, 18 year olds and the NAS expression Huddart. Old Pulteney 25 years old, which was once a part of the core range, will become a limited edition. The 18 years old expression has been matured in the same way as 15 years old – in first and second fill American oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished in first fill ex-Oloroso sherry butts. Pulteney Distillery is equipped with a single pair of stills and produces 1.6 million liters of spirit per annum.
Nose: distinctive sherry notes, dark chocolate, honey, caramel, baked apples, prunes, dried apricots, cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, hints of tobacco and oak.
Palate: chocolate cake, toffee, cocoa powder, honey, oranges, apples, salted caramel, cinnamon, allspice, notes of tobacco and sherried oak.
Finish: long, with notes of dark chocolate, prunes, dried dates, tobacco, sherried oak, sea salt, hints of pepper and nutmeg.