In 1826 when James Henderson founded the most northerly distillery on the British mainland, there were plenty more fish in the sea. The Highland town of Wick was at the centre of a ‚Äòherring boom‚Äô,
becoming the largest and wealthiest fishing port in Europe. Barrels of silver and gold left the harbour of Wick (there were no roads). The herrings were silver, the gold was Old Pulteney single malt scotch whisky.
Today, ‚Äòthe silver darlings‚Äô have long gone but the Pulteney distillery still produces ‚Äòunashamedly excellent‚Äô single malt whisky ‚Äì tangy, dry, and with a mineral-salted spiciness that evokes the rugged, windswept character of the far north. It is the unique history of the town, its people and their distillery that makes Old Pulteney The Maritime Malt. Every drop of Old Pulteney Highland Single Malt whisky is presented in our unique bottle which mirrors the shape of the stills at Pulteney Distillery.
For a quarter of a century, casks of this rare expression of Old Pulteney 25yr Single Malt Scotch Whiskey breathed the invigorating sea air of the Caithness coast. From American oak barrels to casks of Spanish oak, the whisky mellowed at its own steady pace, echoing the rhythm of its hometown port and emerging as one of the finest Single Malts to be bestowed from Wick to the world. Old Pulteney 25yr Single Malt Scotch Whiskey will replace the 21 Year Old and is an addition to the Old Pulteney Core Range (12 and 17).
NOSE: Mature and fragrant. Opens with heavy spices and dark chocolate, leading to rum-soaked raisins and lime honey, punctuated with clean notes of orange peel and baked apples.
PALATE: Lush and rewarding. The flavour is firmly anchored in bitter chocolate and creamy vanilla with hints of toffee sweetness and crisp overtones of fresh lemon and coconut.
FINISH: Long and spicy with a glimpse of dried fruit cake and exotic wood.