Multi award-winning Old Pulteney Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has this month announced the latest addition to its distinguished portfolio, the limited edition 1990 Vintage. Only 900 cases of this exceptional single malt will be rolled out globally from November 2013 with a retail price of £120 per bottle.
Matured in American ex-bourbon and Spanish ex-sherry casks which previously held heavily peated whisky, each 700ml bottle is non-chill filtered at 46% ABV. Amber in colour, on the palate this full bodied expression is sweet to start with a touch of spice and a long and intense smoky finish.
To reflect the brand’s rich maritime heritage, the 1990’s striking packaging features a ship decking effect on the outer tube, a porthole stamp and Old Pulteney’s classic herring drifter, which has become a symbol of the brand.
Founded in 1826 at the height of Wick’s herring boom, Pulteney Distillery is one of the most Northerly distilleries on the Scottish mainland. It is this unique maritime heritage that gives the whisky its identity as the ‘Maritime Malt’. A long-held favourite tipple for whisky enthusiasts, many say they can taste a faint hint of the sea in Old Pulteney malts thanks to the Distillery’s windswept location and close proximity to the North Sea.
“After a very exciting year for the brand, which included a global partnership with Clipper Round the World Race, it’s great to finish off 2013 by adding a very special expression to our award-winning portfolio. With its eye catching maritime design and rich intense taste, we are confident that the 1990 vintage will be a hit with global whisky connoisseurs.”