Old Pulteney Distillery Release 13-Year-Old Scotch Whisky

Old Pulteney, the renowned Scottish distillery, introduces its latest travel retail-exclusive expression. 

Crafted with meticulous care and finished in Spanish oak casks, this 13-Year-Old limited-edition offering promises a unique sensory experience that captures the essence of its coastal origins. Let’s delve into the details of this single malt whisky.

old pulteney 13 year old whisky

Coastal Influence

Uniquely positioned on the Caithness Coast in Wick, Old Pulteney Distillery draws inspiration from its breathtaking surroundings to craft exceptional whiskies. 

The latest addition to their travel retail range beautifully encapsulates the “coastal influence” for which the distillery is renowned. Situated on the northernmost shores of Scotland, the location infuses the spirit with the invigorating essence of the sea.

Matured in American Oak Barrels, Finished in Spanish Oak

To create this exclusive expression, the liquid was matured in American oak barrels, then finished in Spanish Oak. This unique pairing allows the 13-Year-Old to develop a distinct character over time. 

The result is a harmonious blend of flavours that delight the palate and transport the drinker to the rugged Scottish coastline. The interplay between the Spanish coastal influence and the rich wood notes from the American oak barrels offers a truly unique taste experience.

Tasting Notes

Old Pulteney’s 13-Year Old offers a symphony of enticing flavours. With each sip, you can expect to encounter a delightful combination of: 

  • Coconut 
  • Citrus
  • Vanilla custard
  • Candied almonds

These carefully balanced, almost tropical, tasting notes create a sensory journey that is both sophisticated and accessible. The 13-Year-Old is an ideal choice for whisky enthusiasts of all levels of expertise.

A Handpicked Selection

The 13 Years Old expression owes its excellence to the keen eye and expertise of Old Pulteney’s Master Distiller, Malcolm Waring. 

With a discerning palate and years of experience, Waring meticulously hand-selected the casks used for this remarkable single malt. His dedication to quality ensures that every drop embodies the craftsmanship and legacy of Old Pulteney Distillery.

Waring has said about the 13-Year-Old: “The expression truly embodies Pulteney Distillery’s signature coastal style, with a deliciously distinctive flavour that comes from being lovingly matured by the sea.”


Whisky aficionados can find Old Pulteney’s 13 Year Old exclusively at duty-free stores in UK airports. Packaged in elegant one-litre bottles, this expression has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 43%. 

As demand grows, the brand plans to extend its availability to Europe in the upcoming months, granting more whisky enthusiasts the opportunity to experience its allure.

This is the first in a range of coastal whiskies by Old Pulteney Distillery.

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