Old Pulteney 15 yo - August 2018
Old Pulteney 15yo
ABV: 46 %
Source: Loch of Hempriggs
Production: 1.4m litres p.a.
Distillery: ‘The Marine Malt’ – nearly 200 years old
1826 - Established in Wick, Caithness – 18m from John O’Groats
Before the local road network – Wick was almost totally dependent upon the sea. Wick known for exporting barrels of silver (herring) and Gold (whisky)
1930 - production ceased to curb drunkenness! – re-opened in 1951
2006 - owned by IBH International Beverage Holdings
Most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland an is used in Ballantine blends
Part of Old Pulteney's new range for 2018. This 15-year-old single malt has been double matured matured in American Oak ex-bourbon and Spanish oak ex-Sherry casks – traditional warehouses exposed to the sea air blowing off the North Sea
Colour: Rich Amber
Nose: Rich dried fruit, ripe apples and citrus, with honey sweetness and a generous chord of creamy vanilla. Slightly chocolaty and floral in the background.
Palate: Fragrant spices and Christmas cake, with layers of chocolate and a distinct dark toffee sweetness. There is a hint of salty sea air on the finish, a clear connection to the influence of the sea on this single malt.