Established in the port of Wick in 1826, this fine single malt is steeped in seafaring history. Back then, the windswept distillery was only accessible by sea and, as one of the busiest herring ports in the world, many of the distillery workers were also hardy fishermen.
Today, Old Pulteney Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is created using the same traditional methods of the 1800's. The copper wash still, in particular, is a source of fascination to visitors due to the absence of a 'swan neck'. Legend has it that, when the still was delivered, it was too tall for the still house and the manager simply decided to cut the top off! This shape, known as a 'smuggler's kettle', contributes to the distinctive style of the whisky. It has also influenced the unique shape of the bottle.
Nose - Mature and fragrant, heavy spices and dark chocolate, leading to rum-soaked raisins and lime honey.
Palate - Lush and rewarding, bitter chocolate and creamy vanilla with hints of toffee and crisp overtones of fresh lemon and coconut.
Finish - Long and spicy
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