Translation: name of the hamlet, according to its founder
Region: (Northern) Highlands
The master of herring.
The whiskey Old Pulteney comes from the distillery Pulteney. The lies in Wick in the district Pulteney. And that is named after the man Pulteney. More specifically, according to Sir William Johnstone Pulteney, the director of the British Fishing Company. According to its plans, parts of the coastal town of Wicks had been built at the beginning of the 19th century. The goal was to create an ideal fishing port and make Wick the capital of herring fishing. The herring does not play such a big role today. But two records still hold the small town of Wick. The Ebenezer Place is 2.06 meters in length according to the Guinness Book of World Records the shortest road in the world. And Pulteney is the northernmost distillery on the Scottish mainland.
A little history
High in the rough North, the Pulteney Distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson and stayed in the family for a long time. Not until almost a century later, in 1920, did it change hands for the first time, when James Watson & Co ltd. bought the distillery.
Subsequently, the owner changes followed much faster: 1923 bought John Dewar's & Sons Ltd. the distillery, just two years later, Pulteney became the property of DLC (Distillers Company Limited).
In 1930, the distillery was closed for many years.
The lawyer Robert Cumming finally bought the abandoned distillery in 1951 and brought Pulteney to life again. Four years later, in 1955, Hiram Walker bought the distillery and had it completely renovated in 1959. Since 1995, Pulteney is owned by the Inver House Distillers.
What do I actually have in the glass?
The proximity to the sea you notice the Malt from the port city. Not for nothing Old Pulteney is also called "The Maritime Malt". The whiskey runs through a fresh breeze of North Sea air with salty notes, some smoke and fine sweetness.
3 reasons to love Pulteney
1) Because the malt is like his home.
2) Because most of us have a sailor.
3) Because Wick is worth the trip.
The one drama for the lonely island
The 12-year-old has the typical Pulteney sea-air character. A malt like a walk at the harbor at wind force 8.
numbers and facts
Address: Huddart Street, Wick, Caithness KW1 5BA
Founded: 1826 by James Henderson
Owner: Inver House Distillers Ltd.
Capacity: approx. 1,500,000 liters
1 wash still (21,707 l)
1 spirit still (17.343 l)
Water: Loch of Yarrows
Visitor Center: Yes
Telephone: +44 (0) 1955/602371