Collection Old Pulteney - Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Pulteney Distillery is a malt whiskey making and aging facility located in the Pulteneytown area of ​​Wick, Caithness, in the Highland region of Scotland. The distillery produces a variety of ages of Old Pulteney single malt whiskey and has a visitor center on Huddart Street.

The distillery was founded in 1826 in the name of Sir William Pulteney (who died 1805) after whom Pulteneytown is named. The distillery was the most northerly in mainland Scotland and at the time of its founding could only be reached by sea.

The barley was delivered by sea and the whiskey was shipped the same way. Many of the distillery workers were also active as fishermen. Herring fishing is no longer a part of daily life in Wick, but the distillery still operates and produces a Highland single malt that is considered one of the best on the market. The properties of the whiskey are attributed to being exposed to sea air during maturation.

The distillery closed in 1930 due to declining trade after the local community enforced the Prohibition laws, but reopened in 1951 when the vote was reversed after the law was repealed. It is now owned by Inver House Distillers.

The Pulteney site uses the water from an old mill canal built by Thomas Telford. This stream flows from Loch Hempriggs 3 or 4 kilometers (2 miles) south/southwest and is said to have powered a barley mill at or near the site of the distillery.

Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the most influential whiskey publication in the world, names Old Pulteney 21 Year Old World Whiskey of the Year 2012, ushering in one of the busiest and most exciting periods in the distillery's history.