Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky proudly presents the latest limited addition to its award winning
range â€“ the 1990 vintage. The new whisky from the Northern Highland distillery follows a
string of recent highly successful releases, including Old Pulteney 40 Year Old and the travel-retailexclusive
Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage
Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage is a mature and full-flavoured addition to the portfolio. It's bursting with the coastal maritime character, the depth and the complexity found in other expressions, while offering an interesting twist which is sure to excite and delight single malt drinkers around the world. The 1990 Vintage was matured in both American ex-bourbon casks and Spanish exsherry casks which were previously used for ageing heavily peated malt. This residual peatiness has added an unexpected dimension and allowed the whisky to develop an exquisitely rich and exciting taste profile.
Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage is bottled at 46% ABV. The whisky has not been chill-filtered and is presented at its beautiful natural colour. It's a strictly limited offering, only 900 cases of this unique spirit will be made available world-wide from November 2013. The recommended retail price in the UK is Â£120.
The Maritime Malt
Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage was matured for around 23 years, from the 1990 to 2013, in Pulteney Distillery's warehouses in the town of Wick, right on the windswept Caithness coast. The northern, coastal location of the distillery and its bonded warehouses plays a vital role in developing Old Pulteney's unmistakable character.
The town of Wick where Pulteney Distillery was established in 1826, was once a busy herring fishing port with as many as 1,000 vessels in its harbour at peak times. In-keeping with Old Pulteney's maritime heritage, the 1990 Vintage is presented in a tube featuring a ship decking effect, a porthole stamp and Old Pulteneyâ€™s classic herring drifter.
Old Pulteney Senior Brand Manager, Margaret Mary Clarke commented: â€œAfter a very exciting year for the brand, which included a global partnership with Clipper Round the World Race, itâ€™s great to finish off 2013 by adding a very special expression to our award-winning portfolio. With its eye catching maritime design and rich intense taste, we are confident that the 1990 Vintage will be a hit with global whisky connoisseurs.â€