Unveiling of first-ever Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Scotch
By Old Pulteney
Showcasing beautifully rich notes of stone fruits, citrus and toffee, the Old Pulteney Distillery Exclusive is wonderfully deep and marries the bold flavours with the briny and sea-salt undertones that is synonymous with our unique flavour after being lovingly matured for years on the banks of the North Sea.
Old Pulteney, The Maritime Malt, has unveiled its first-ever Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Whisky, which pays homage to our coastal home, Pulteney Distillery, on the northern-most shores of Wick in mainland Scotland.
Showcasing beautifully rich notes of stone fruits, citrus and toffee, Old Pulteney Distillery Exclusive is wonderfully deep and marries the bold flavours with the sea-salt undertones that are synonymous with our unique flavour after being lovingly matured for years on the banks of the North Sea.
Created as a tribute to our home, Pulteney Distillery, which was established in 1826, the expression was first filled in American oak casks, before further maturation in French oak, pulling through deep, sweet notes with a subtle spice.
Old Pulteney Distillery Exclusive has been created by our Distillery Manager Malcolm Waring, who carefully hand-selected his favourite casks to create a delicious flavour profile, before keeping a watchful and expert eye over the whisky as it matured.
On the nose, the expression is rich and offers a deep sweetness of caramelised apple, warm custard and cinnamon-spiced pastries. Towards the end, notes of rye bread, orange citrus, stone fruits and a delicate oak dryness comes through.
The flavour is gloriously deep and showcases notes of sweetness and spice. Toffee, nutmeg and caramelised popcorn envelop the palate and develop into rich blossom honey, roasted almonds and creamy vanilla. The finish is slightly spicy, with notes of honey lingering on the palate before giving way to a welcome tannic dryness in the form of dried fruits.
Our limited-edition expression is non-chill filtered and has an ABV of 53%, which is slightly higher than of our current core range, allowing the delicious flavours of caramelised fruit, nutmeg and honey to come to the fore.
Malcolm Waring, our Distillery Manager, said: “I’m very proud to introduce the first Old Pulteney Distillery Exclusive to the world. Capturing the very essence of its maritime location in every dram, the expression has been created as a homage to our home on the Caithness Coast in Wick, using my favourite French and American oak casks to create a beautiful, well-rounded flavour.
“For centuries, Pulteney Distillery has been creating some of the finest single malts with an unmistakable coastal character. The Old Pulteney Distillery Exclusive is no different, and offers drinkers a rich and complex flavour profile, whilst keeping to its roots with the briny undertones that Old Pulteney is known for.”
Old Pulteney Distillery Exclusive is available at Pulteney Distillery and in our online shop.