Deep amber with a slight pink hue.
Medium to high intensity, dry with a hint of sea air.
Dry, medium bodied and smooth with a clean finish: faintly salty with a slight sherry note.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - (Tried & True Award)- Orange/topaz color. Richly malted aroma is lush, opulent, bordering on being sweet, very cereal-like, clean, cooking oil-like. Taste profile highlights honey, sweet malt, wax, toffee, light caramel, fudge flavors that last deep into the viscous finish. (Mar 2015)
Matured wholly in air-dried, hand-selected ex-bourbon casks, the ’unashamedly excellent’ Old Pulteney 12-years-old is the definitive expression in the Old Pulteney family. Traditionally crafted using techniques that other distillers have long abandoned, this winner of numerous gold medals at the most prestigious international competitions is a high water-mark of quality spirits.
|The Old Pulteney distillery in Wick is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland. It is a windswept location, where the uncompromising landscape of the Highlands meets the North Sea, and the waves crash against the granite walls of the harbour.
The extreme location and unique stills have resulted in a distinctive flavour, bursting with the power and subtlety of the sea. Old Pulteney is the embodiment of history, people and place:
It is the Genuine Maritime Malt.