Old Pulteney 35 Year Old Release 2016 (70cl, 42.5%) ***sold***
This is the second of two 35 year old releases produced in 2014 and 2016. A well-aged and well-presented Old Pulteney, this was matured in ex-bourbon American oak and ex-sherry Spanish oak selected by distillery manager Malcolm Waring.
Following the success of its first release in 2014 which sold out globally. Each bottle reflects Old Pulteney’s uniquely shaped stills. The quality of the whisky is perfectly embodied by the striking beauty of its packaging, which is similar to the first 35 year old release but with refreshed colours chosen to emphasise the Spanish oak influence on its flavours. Only 1,254 bottles of this rare and exceptional whisky will be available through specialist outlets around the world.
The Pulteney distillery in Wick was built in 1826, and for a long time was the northernmost distillery on the Scottish mainland. Acquired by John Dewar & Sons in 1924, the distillery was quickly forced to close down in 1930, as Prohibition in its hometown was enacted to attempt to curb drunkenness among its maritime society. When it re-opened in 1955, the majority of its output was reserved for blending, although Gordon & MacPhail were licensed to bottle a single malt by Allied Breweries (later Allied Domecq). Its single malt was known as "Old Pulteney" on their labels, and this tradition remained when Inver House, who acquired the distillery in 1995, released Pulteney's first distillery bottlings.