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Old Pulteney unveils 25yo and 33yo whiskies

Wick-based distillery Old Pulteney has expanded its core range with a 25-year-old expression, at the same time as launching limited edition variant 1983 Vintage.

Old Pulteney expands its core range and unveils limited edition

Both Old Pulteney 25 Year Old and Old Pulteney 1983 Vintage Limited Edition have been aged in ex-Bourbon American oak barrels before finishing in ex-oloroso Spanish oak butts.

The former spent 22 years maturing in the former Bourbon casks before it was decanted into the finishing barrels, and contains notes of bitter chocolate, vanilla, toffee, fresh lemon and coconut, with a “long and spicy” finish.

“We’re extremely proud to launch this premium addition to our core range,” said Karen Walker, marketing director at International Beverage. “As one of the finest single malt whiskies in the world it embodies both Wick’s spirit of endurance and the Pulteney Distillery’s signature coastal style.”

Old Pulteney 1983 Vintage Limited Edition is said to offer salted caramel, dried fruit, honey, spicy vanilla on the palate, with a “long, creamy” finish.

Walker added: “We’re exceptionally proud of the 1983 Vintage, it’s eagerly anticipated and worth the wait. The excellence of this exquisite expression stands as a testimony to a time-honoured process and the unrivalled craftsmanship of the Pulteney Distillery.”

Old Pulteney 25 Year Old is bottled at 46% abv, and will be available globally from October 2017 at the RRP of £300.

Bottled at 46% abv, Old Pulteney 1983 Vintage Limited Edition will be available in markets globally at the RRP of £500.

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