Old Pulteney ‘evolves’ single malt offeringBy Amy Hopkins
Old Pulteney has launched a new core range of single malts as part of an extensive brand overhaul.
The Caithness-based distillery’s new collection will feature a refreshed design and packaging to signal its “evolution”.
The range consists of Old Pulteney’s “flagship” 12-year-old single malt, matured predominantly in second-fill American oak ex-Bourbon casks, as well as three new expressions: the no-age-statement Old Pulteney Huddart, which is named after the street on which Old Pulteney distillery is located and is finished in ex-Bourbon casks that had previously held heavily peated whisky; Old Pulteney 15 Years Old, finished in ex-oloroso Sherry butts; and Old Pulteney 18 Years Old, also finished in ex-oloroso Sherry butts.
All of the new expressions were initially aged in second-fill American oak ex-Bourbon casks.
“This new collection signals an evolution for the brand, with a renewed vigour around the maritime malt yet staying true to Old Pulteney’s rich heritage and traditions,” the brand, owned by Inver House Distillers, said.
The range will be available from today (14 August) in the UK through The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, Royal Mile Whiskies, and Sutherland Brothers, before rolling out globally.
The prices for each expression are as follows: Old Pulteney 12 Years Old (40% abv), £32; Old Pulteney Huddart (46% abv), £45; Old Pulteney 15 Years Old (46% abv), £70; and Old Pulteney 18 Years Old (46% abv), £115.
Last year, the brand’s 21-year-old was replaced by a 25-year-old, which will continue to be available outside of the core collection.