The Old Pulteney Story

A few years ago I was told that Old Pulteney 12, the Highland single malt Scotch whisky, with a big sherry presence alongside sweet citrus fruit notes and a faint aroma of brine – represented the best value. Best value in terms of taste and price, and in the single malt Scotch whisky category. I won’t reveal my industry-insider source, but he inspired me to buy a bottle – a decision I’m pleased to have made. I’ve been a fan of this multiple-award winning whisky ever since.

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Old Pulteney is matured on the north-east shores of Scotland

There’s something about Old Pulteney 12, matured on the north-east shores of Scotland, where the invigorating North Sea winds meet the stunning Caithness coast. This maturation happens in Wick, a small town and home to this vibrant single malt whisky which somehow manages to capture the very essence of its location. Envision sipping a dram, by a log fire, in a cold north-eastern Scotland as the swirling waves of the North Sea crash into the rock formations outside. Old Pulteney transports you there.

A New Fleet is Coming

Fast-forward then to 2018 and you’ll be as excited as I am, to learn that Old Pulteney are launching a brand new ‘fleet’ of four whiskies. Crucially, its new collection of single malt Scotch whiskies remains true to the renowned, classic style of Old Pulteney. A style celebrating its lively history, yet bringing some¬†different flavours to the fore. Created from the unique combination of brisk salty sea air and meticulous cask selection. Old Pulteney looks destined to cements its place as the maritime malt.

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The big reveal is next Tuesday in London, where Ape to Gentleman will be in attendance – reporting on the new collection live. We don’t have any specifics on the reveal but we are told this new fleet will, “take you on a journey of flavour, combining a consistent reminder of the brands’ coastal home with the influence of oak casks, from which its spirit is nurtured and shaped.”

Win: 100 bottles for 100 lucky fans

Ahead of the official unveiling of the new collection of whiskies, Old Pulteney are giving you the chance to be one of the first to hold one of its new fleet. They are giving away 100 bottles to 100 lucky fans. For your chance to be one of the first to own a bottle from its new collection, simply visit to enter.

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