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Pulteney Distillery

Huddart Street , Wick, Highland, KW1 5EH, Scotland
Tel: +44 1955 602 371
Fax: +44 1955 602 279


Articles (9)

A malt for all moods (Lord Thurso)
Jane Slade talks to Lord Thurso, a Patron of the Qaich, about his family, his castle and his long love affair with Scotch.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 72

A Road Less Travelled
Gavin D. Smith follows the Northern Highland Whisky Trail

July 2011, Issue 97, page 34

A sense of place
Joe Bates finds out how the new Frankfurt store gets local.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 36

Ask The Expert
Send your questionsto editorial@whiskymag.com or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY

April 2013, Issue 111, page 82

Ask the Expert
Send your questions to editorial@whiskymag.com or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY

October 2014, Issue 123, page 82

Beauty is in the glass of the beholder (Old Pulteney)
Gavin D Smith tells the story of Old Pulteney, a beautiful whisky from a 'ginm, windswpt fishing town.'

February 2001, Issue 14, page 38

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

February 2009, Issue 78, page 82

Northern soul (Old Pulteney)
Pulteney takes some getting to but there's plenty to fall in love with if you make the effort. Dominic Roskrow reports

September 2007, Issue 66, page 22

Splitting Wick
For a quarter of a century the Northern port of Wick had no licensed premises. Dominic Roskrowreports on the bitter feud that divided the town.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 20

Whiskies (16)

Gordon & MacPhail Old Pulteney 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
7 The hug of sherry is soporific; the saltiness a stinging reviver. A morning run in Wick; a gale in John O'Groats.

Gordon & MacPhail Old Pulteney 1990 Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
7 So sherry… Dark Oloroso wipes out all maltiness. Unbalanced but sherry fanatics will love it.

Gordon & MacPhail Old Pulteney 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Tastes like Manzanilla to me. I don't speak for anyone else.

Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A complex and distinctive malt.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Forget about the first nose and enjoy that luscious exotic profile. But no water, thank you.

Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A full bowl of stewed and dried fruit. For a breakfast treat?

Old Pulteney 15 Years Old Millennium Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
7 More distillery character than a 15 Years Old identified as “sherry-aged” that I tasted some months ago.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney 15 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 A slightly odd melange of flavours and textures...but it works.

Old Pulteney 15 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 If you like whisky on your therapeutic porridge (and who doesn't?) this is the salty one.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A great combination of complexity and simplicity. A liquid fruit basket. Yummy.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Pulteney 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An absolute cracker. Delicate, elegant. More than a golden promise. A gem delivery !

Old Pulteney 18 Years Old, Sherrywood, Cask 1498
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
8 I hope the new owners value this distillery. Its location, stillhouse design and – most important – its whisky, bring something special to the far north.

Old Pulteney 21 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A two times dram. Fruity sweetness followed by a dry spiciness. The two faces meet up on time.

Old Pulteney 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
7 A very engaging whisky with good integration.

Old Pulteney Good Hope WK209
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 An outdoor dram which comes back indoors as it opens. For a winter warmer up.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Pulteney Isabella Fortuna WK499
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A charming dram. Rich, elegant, vibrant. A perfect uplifting cordial.

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