The maritime single malt
The Old Pulteney distillery is located in the town of Wick, on the northernmost tip of the Scottish mainland. At the beginning of the 19th century, this remote place was reckoned the herring capital of Europe. In order to quench the thirst of port workers and fishermen, in 1826 James Henderson founded the distillery and named it after Sir William Johnstone Pulteney, then director of the British Fisheries Society.
Old Pulteney’s affinity to the sea speaks for itself. Since 2013, Old Pulteney sponsors the "Clipper Round the World Race", a prestigious sailing competition. On this occasion, the Old Pulteney Navigator was presented for the first time ever in the same year. The Navigator is a single malt, matured in bourbon and sherry barrels, strictly limited and of immense freshness and spiciness. The immediate proximity to the sea and the salty marine air still characterize the unmistakable style of Old Pulteney and have made it the most famous "Maritime Single Malt" in Scotland. All malts do without cooling filters and additional dyes. The range goes from the 12-year-old single malt, aged in former Bourbon barrels to the 21-year-old Super Premium Malt, which has rested in just once used Bourbon and Oloroso sherry barrels. In 2012, whiskey pope Jim Murray elected this Super Premium Malt to the "World Whiskey of the Year".