Old Pulteney unveils 13YO whisky
Scotch brand Old Pulteney has released a travel retail-exclusive expression, finished in Spanish oak casks.
The liquid was matured in American oak barrels, and showcases a ‘coastal influence’ that has been derived from the distillery’s location in Wick on the Caithness Coast, located on the northerly-most shores of Scotland.
The bottling delivers notes of coconut, citrus, vanilla custard and candied almonds.
Malcolm Waring, Pulteney distillery manager, said: “I’m so pleased to introduce Old Pulteney’s 13 Years Old to our range.
“The expression truly embodies Pulteney Distillery’s signature coastal style, with a deliciously distinctive flavour that comes from being lovingly matured by the sea.”
The 13 Years Old joins the brand’s global travel retail range of single malts, currently comprising the 10 Years Old and the 16 Years Old.
Waring hand-selected the casks for the 13-year-old single malt.
Waring added: “Our 13 Years Old is a wonderful dram that takes travel lovers on a journey of their own – starting with tropical flavours of coconut and citrus, reminiscent of sunny holidays, before making way for sweet notes of vanilla, toffee and candied nuts.
“I’m really looking forward to sharing this expression with whisky drinkers across the continent.”
The whisky is available in one-litre bottles at duty free stores at UK airports, resting at 43% ABV. It will be rolled out to Europe in the coming months.
In September last year, Old Pulteney released the first whisky in a new range inspired by coastal locations around the world.