Old Pulteney Distilley, located in the Pulteneytown area of Wick, Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland, announced the release of its newest expression. Old Pulteney 25 Year Old is the result of Ex Bourbon and Ex Oloroso casks battered with the invigorating sea air of Wick.

According to the distillery;

“For a quarter of a century, casks of this rare expression of Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky breathed the invigorating sea air of the Caithness coast. Sheltered from a fast-changing world by the darkened calm of a distillery warehouse, the spirit mellowed at its own steady pace, echoing the reassuring rhythm of its hometown port. Aged firstly in American oak, its spicy sweetness was later granted depth and colour by casks of Spanish oak. Elegant and charismatic, this wonderful whisky embodies both Wick’s spirit of endurance and Pulteney Distillery’s devotion to its craft.”

The whisky was originally matured in Ex Bourbon American Oak casks for 22 years. Later, they were left in Ex Oloroso Spanish Oak Butts for an additional 3 years before bottling.

Karen Walker, marketing director at International Beverage, owner of Old Pulteney parent company Inver House Distillers commented;

” We’re extremely proud to launch this premium addition to our core range, ‘As one of the finest single malt whiskies in the world, it embodies Wick’s spirit of endurance and the Pulteney distillery’s signature coastal style.”

Old Pulteney 25 Year Old comes bottled at 46% ABV. It will be available from early October 2017 with a suggested price tag of £300.

Old Pulteney 25 Year Old

Old Pulteney 25 Year Old Whisky Tasting Notes (from the producer)

Color: Glimmering Bronze

Nose: Mature and fragrant with heavy spices and dark chocolate notes… 

Palate: Bitter chocolate and creamy vanilla with hints of toffee, followed by a long and spicy finish…