October 1, 2018

The ‘Maritime Malt’ Old Pulteney unveils new travel retail-exclusive collection

A new journey begins for those travellers andadventurers seeking a distinctive single malt with unique character

An exclusive tasting event at the International Beverage Ltd. stand at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference on October 1, 2018 was the setting for the global reveal of the new Old Pulteney travel retail collection.

Especially suited for travel retail, Old Pulteney embodies the excitement and vigour of voyage as a result of its coastal location on Scotland’s northeast shores, where many a journey has begun. The brisk sea air imbues every dram with a hint of the briny sea and the implicit adventure to follow.

Inspired by the whisky’s character and a desire to keep evolving, Old Pulteney has reinvigorated its travel retail collection, now offering a 10 Year Old, a 2006 Vintage and a 16 Year Old. The new collection makes a return to age statements, and has evolved its packaging to evoke a contemporary and modern appeal.

Each of the three expressions in the collection brings new flavours to the fore , while the meticulous cask selection and the distillery’s geographic location together ensure the Old Pulteney maritime essence remains.

10YEARS OLD

The expression that offers an entry point into the collection, Old Pulteney 10 Years Old is a welcoming and warming whisky that clearly reflects the renowned character of the classic Maritime Malt.

Matured for 10 years in second-fill American oak, ex-bourbon barrels, this whisky is defined by a seamless union of rich sweetness and tangy citrus vibrancy, capturing the spirit of the sea through hints of salt.

This golden nectar embraces a subtle spectrum of flavours from creamy vanilla and toffee to fragrant floral notes and mellow spice. A touch of leather adds complexity to a lovely, lingering finish.

Offered in the one-litre bottle so popular in global travel retail, 10 Years Old has a very competitive RRP of £40 and an ABV of 40%.

2006 VINTAGE

As the most recent release in travel retail, the second expression in the collection, 2006 Vintage, is the only expression to be retained from Old Pulteney’s previous travel retail collection. Its packaging has evolved in line with the other two new expressions.

This small-batch whisky is matured in hand-selected first fill ex-bourbon American oak barrels chosen by Old Pulteney’s Distillery Manager Malcolm Waring to perfectly optimise the flavour intensity and create a well-rounded sweetness.

Polished copper in colour, this vintage single malt captures and celebrates a vibrant and rewarding moment in the history of Old Pulteney.

Elegant and energetic, this whisky offers a complex diversity of flavours: Intense melting-toffee sweetness and refreshing, spicy overtones join the classic salty sea note, contrasted with crisper, refreshing flavours of coconut, citrus and green apples. The complexity builds on the palate and culminates in a spicy, fizzing finish of caramel and freshly ground spices.

This is an energetic whisky with much to offer in terms of diversity.

Available in a one-litre bottle with an ABV of 46%, 2006 Vintage is non-chill filtered with natural colour, and offered at an RRP of £50.

16YEARS OLD

Old Pulteney 16 Years Old is exclusive and exceptionally rare, first matured inAmerican oak ex-bourbon barrels and then further matured in Spanish oak casks that have been seasoned with Oloroso sherry. The specific cask selection combined with a unique coastal influence creates an enriching whisky defined by spice and intensity.

Arguablyone of the most comforting and fulfilling single malt experiences, Old Pulteney 16 Years Old is sweet, spicy and intense, sitting firmly in the seat of opulence.

Full-on spicy fruitiness is tempered by honeyed vanilla and a faint floral fragrance, while comforting chocolate notes hint at the indulgence to come. Each dram is packed full of juicy spices and mouth-coating richness, with hints of fresh green apples and seductive sweet toffee lending this whisky a long, delicious finish.From spicy fruitiness to the balance of honeyed vanilla, there is a rich sweet seam through every drop of this single malt.

Non-chill filtered and with natural amber colour, Old Pulteney 16 Years Old has an ABV of46% and is offered at an RRP of £80 for a 70cl bottle. This exclusive selection is available only where additional two travel retail SKUs are stocked and allocated.

JamesBateman, Global Travel Retail Director, said of the new collection: “International Beverage is pleased and excited to be unveiling the new Traveller’s Collection for Old Pulteney. This range is a clear and confident statement of our commitment to build quality, premium brands in travel retail and duty free. The beautifully detailed packaging and introduction of an age statement for each expression clearly redefines what is now a very strong brand offer for the channel, remaining true to Old Pulteney’s history, distinctive maritime provenance and proven judgement as one of the world’s great malt whiskies.” 


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Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Shaped by its history, Wick was one o fthe world’s largest fishing ports with over 1000 boats bringing in trawls of herring, or silver darlings as they were fondly known. Since 1826 it has also been home to Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky, the Maritime Malt.

Defined by its stunning coastal location, Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky is a true and absolute reflection of theplace in which it lies, the lively coastal Caithness town of Wick, situated onScotland’s north east coast.

With traditional warehouses exposed to the invigorating sea air blowing in off the North Sea, Old Pulteney has a highly distinctive character. Infused by a unique combination of brisk sea air and meticulous cask selection, the whisky captures the taste of the sea in every drop. From subtle coastal chords to more defined salty notes, the flavour of our whiskies says much about the role and influence of their home.  

Unusually shaped pot stills, with particularly large boiling balls, make for a more fragrant whisky character and inspired the distinctive bottle shape, while our use of worm tub condensers, an increasingly rare practice, adds body and depth to the spirit.

No stranger to awards and accolades, Old Pulteney holds the coveted title of “World Whisky of the Year” for 2012 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible – one of the industry’s highest accolades – and in 2016won the acclaimed “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky” at the prestigious WorldWhiskies Awards. Most recently, Old Pulteney 12 Year Old and 25 Year Old won gold at the San Francisco Spirits Awards 2018.

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