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Old Pulteney kicks off Coastal Series

Scotch brand Old Pulteney has released the first whisky in a new range inspired by coastal locations around the world.

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Old Pulteney headed to France for the first release in its Coastal Series

To create The Coastal Series, Old Pulteney partnered with spirits makers from different coastal locations to mature its whisky in specialist casks.

The collection will comprise four limited edition whiskies that will be released annually from 2022.

The series has kicked off with the launch of Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes, inspired by the flavours of the French coastline.

The whisky was first matured in traditional American oak casks, followed by further maturation in ex-Pineau des Charentes wine casks from the southwest coast of France.

The resulting liquid offers flavours of candied oranges, warm spices and vanilla, and notes of caramelised hazelnuts and ground spices.

Old Pulteney is matured in Wick, Scotland, and influenced by coastal notes from the North Sea.

Malcolm Waring, distillery manager, said: “Old Pulteney’s past, present and taste is influenced by its home by the sea on the Caithness coast,​ and The Coastal Series beautifully explores cask maturations that highlight wonderful expressions influenced by their global coastal homes.

“Our Pineau des Charentes expression is a beautifully light, fruity single malt that showcases both the flavours of our wonderfully matured spirit, but balanced with the rich sweetness of the Pineau des Charentes, resulting in a truly exquisite expression.”

Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes will be available to buy from 3 October for RRP £75 (US$85) in the UK, France and Germany from The Whisky Exchange, Old Pulteney Visitor Centre and other specialist whisky retailers.

In October 2019, Old Pulteney launched a US campaign in collaboration with Sustainable Surf, a California-based non-profit organisation.

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