Two Scotch whiskies from Old Pulteney could be the ideal gift this Father’s Day.
One worth its salt with Old Pulteney 12 Years Old. One to savour for whisky lovers and newbies alike, this sparkling gold malt hailing from the northerly coastal town of Wick, is the perfect place to start your whisky journey.
This unashamedly excellent single malt marries together the distinctive salty flavours of the sea with the influence of ex-bourbon American oak casks to create Old Pulteney’s classic expression.
A distinctive sea salt top note – the result of a lifetime in partnership with the sea – meets with soft citrus, dark caramel sweetness and creamy vanilla undertones. Firm bodied and smooth, Old Pulteney 12 Years Old offers up sweet notes of honey and cream which develop into ripe, fruity overtones and fresh spice. Lively and faintly salty on the long-lasting finish, this 40% ABV, chill filtered whisky makes for the ideal gift for dad this Father’s Day.
Old Pulteney also celebrated the final addition to its new Core Collection, with the 25 Years Old, completing a line-up of five exceptional single malts.
For a quarter of a century, casks of this latest addition to the range breathed the invigorating sea air of the Caithness coast – the ultimate result of a lifetime in partnership with the sea.
The unique combination of brisk sea air and meticulous cask selection makes the flavour of Old Pulteney’s malts unlike any other – a trait recognised by judges at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019, where Old Pulteney 25 Years Old was recently awarded the coveted Double Gold medal.
Given the top accolade for the Distillers Single Malt Scotch – 20 Years and Older category, this ‘must-have’ malt is perfect for whisky aficionados – and a great addition to collections, for savouring on special occasions.
Matured in second fill American oak, ex-bourbon casks and first-fill Spanish oak butts, which previously held Oloroso wine, Old Pulteney 25 Years Old is mature and fragrant, with heavy spices and a hint of dark chocolate. To taste, creamy vanilla and hints of toffee mix with bitter chocolate, leading to a long and spicy finish.
Bronze in colour, this charismatic malt has been updated with new look giftable packaging, including flock material with a debossed diamond pattern, inspired by the fishing nets that helped Wick establish itself as the herring fishing capital of Europe centuries ago. This, together with the ocean-inspired palette, with deep blue colouring and silver waves – reflecting the sea and its glittering herring fish – celebrates the hometown of The Maritime Malt.
Known as The Maritime Malt, Old Pulteney’s whisky is unlike any other thanks to the unique combination of brisk sea air from its home town of Wick, and the distillery staff’s meticulous cask selection.
Recently updated with new look giftable packaging, Old Pulteney 12 Years Old features an ocean-inspired palette and design. White sea spray colouring and rope detailing – inspired by the ropes from the fishing boats that helped Wick establish itself as the herring fishing capital of Europe centuries ago – make it a whisky worth its salt.
Malcolm Waring, distillery manager at Old Pulteney said: ‘Old Pulteney 12 Years Old is our much-loved house style whisky. With a stunning golden colour and a flavour of our home-town of Wick, this firm favourite is sure to make waves this Father’s Day!’
Old Pulteney 12 Years Old is available to buy at Tesco in-store and online, Waitrose and all other major retailers. RRP £32.
Old Pulteney 25 Years Old retails at £400, is a rare catch, with limited annual availability and global demand.
Malcolm Waring, Distillery Manager at Old Pulteney said: ‘For 25 long years, this special whisky has been sheltered from a fast-changing world, storms and high tides at our distillery here in Wick. It’s a whisky we’re incredibly proud of, distilled and matured by the sea.
‘Old Pulteney 25 Years Old is the pinnacle of our new core range, it embodies both our hometown’s spirit of endurance, and our distillery team’s devotion to craft. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.’
Old Pulteney 25 Years Old is available to buy at specialist retailers throughout the UK, and will be rolled out to global markets in the coming months. RRP £400.