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Old Pulteney 40yr Single Malt Whisky Highland
Of the 493 bottles of Old Pulteney 40-year, only 20 made it into the U.S. and we were able to obtain two of them. For those with the discerning taste for the finer things in life, this is the ultimate “must have.” A single malt of this age and exclusivity deserves the finest packaging. The craftsmen at Tudor Crystal Design have hand-blown cobalt blue bottles with silver waves that are blown in while it is still molten. The bottle is topped with a carved stone cap made by local stonemasons and housed within a bespoke-lacquered wood box. This unique bottling truly represents a rare opportunity to own a genuine piece of Old Pulteney history.
Founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick's celebrated herring boom, the Pulteney Distillery is one of the most northerly on the British mainland. At a time when road links to the town were yet to be established, the distillery was dependent on the sea for its supply of barley and for the shipping out of its malt whisky. Wick became known for the barrels of silver (herring) and gold (whisky) which left the port in vast numbers. The distillery itself has an absorbing history, with its unique stills defying convention to this day. The wash still, in particular, is a source of fascination to visitors due to the absence of a 'swan neck'. Legend has it that when the still was delivered it was too tall for the still house and the manager simply decided to cut the top off! The Old Pulteney bottle now incorporates a bulbous neck to reflect the shape of the stills. Over time, the distillery has passed through the hands of various owners, and even closed during times of trouble for the industry in 1930. Luckily, the repeal of an often forgotten period of prohibition in 1947 saw the welcome resumption of whisky production, with the distillery changing ownership a number of times, before its purchase by Inver House Distillers in 1995. Throughout this history what has endured is the quality of the whisky. Traditional craftsmanship and the distillery's windswept location continue to contribute to the award-winning whisky that is Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky.About Old Pulteney
750 ML BOTTLE
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