Why Old Pulteney Scotch Whisky is 'The Maritime Malt'


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Few Scotch whiskies are distilled and matured by the sea, like Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Old Pulteney is located in the town of Wick in far north Scotland, a drive of just 20 minutes or so from John O’Groats, the northeastern tip of Great Britain.

Its spirit matures in warehouses located just 300m from the North Sea.

And according to our guest this episode, global brand ambassador Lukasz Dynowiak, there is no mistaking the distinct salty note in the Old Pulteney whiskies that is a direct result of this coastal aspect.

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It’s the reason why Old Pulteney is known not just as a maritime malt, but The Maritime Malt.

And it has some pretty unique distilling equipment and production techniques that also contribute to its house style.

Lukasz will tell you some more about those in just a moment, but suffice to say the Old Pulteney approach has been extremely successful.

Led by its flagship 12-year-old expression, the Old Pulteney range has won many accolades over the years.

In fact, one of its limited edition whiskies was named World’s Best Single Malt at the prestigious World Whiskies Awards just a few years ago, in 2016.

This is a special episode of the Drinks Adventures podcast, produced with the support of Old Pulteney.

And I asked Lukasz first up, to describe for us in a little more detail the Northern Highlands area where Old Pulteney is based.

You can follow Old Pulteney on Instagram and Twitter @oldpulteneymalt, and on Facebook at @oldpulteney.

The Old Pulteney range is available nationally in Australia through retailers including Dan Murphy’s.

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