Old Pulteney Lighting the Way to Travel Retail
Old Pulteney is proud to present three new additions to its single malt family, the 'Lighthouse'
Series. The new whiskies have been developed for the Travel Retail and will be available exclusively
from airport duty free stores and other travel retail outlets from August 2013. The three new
expressions of the famous Maritime Malt showcase the iconic Old Pulteney coastal style from
three different maturation angles. The whiskies are presented in striking packaging and highlight
Pulteney Distillery's maritime heritage by celebrating prominent local lighthouses – Noss Head,
Duncansby Head and Pentland Skerries.
Old Pulteney Noss Head
The whisky featuring the distinctive Noss Head lighthouse, located just four miles north of the distillery, was matured wholly in ex-bourbon American oak casks. It's bottled at 46% ABV, non chill- filtered and presented at its natural light golden colour. The spirit is full-bodied with pronounced notes of lemons, oranges, creamy vanilla, coconut and spices. RRP is £39.99 for 1 litre bottle.
Lattitude 58° 28.788'N
Longitude 003° 03.088'W
4 miles north of Pulteney Distillery
Built in 1849 by Robert Arnot. The name comes the Old Norse word ‘Snos’, a nose, relating to the nose-shaped headland where it is situated.
Old Pulteney Duncansby Head
The Duncansby Head lighthouse located slightly further north graces the packaging holding a classic Old Pulteney matured in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and Spanish ex-sherry casks of the highest quality. The style of the whisky is sweet and full bodied with notes of chocolate, honey and oranges. The whisky is bottled at 46% ABV, non chill-filtered and at its natural colour. RRP is £44.99 for 1 litre bottle.
Lattitude 58° 38,641'N
Longitude 003° 01.521'W
18 miles north of Pulteney Distillery
Situated near John O’Groats at the very northern tip of Scotland, the lighthouse protects a dangerous part of the Pentland Firth where the Atlantic waters meet the North Sea. Built just after WW1 it is now equipped with a low-power self operating racon. Fully automated since 1997.
Old Pulteney Pentland Skerries
The most premium of the three new releases, Old Pulteney Pentland Skerries celebrates two lighthouse towers of the same name located at the eastern entrance to the Pentland Firth. The whisky was matured wholly in Spanish ex-sherry butts and has a robust, full-bodied style with top notes of raisins, dark chocolate and spices. Similarly to the other two, it's bottled at 46% ABV, non chill-filtered, and not coloured. The RRP is £54.99 for 1 litre.
Lattitude 58° 41,408'N
Longitude 002° 55,484'W
18.5 miles from Pulteney Distillery (as crow flies)
Developed with input from renowned Scottish engineer Robert Stevenson, the Pentland Skerries lighthouses were built in 1794 on the uninhabited Muckle Skerry island off the far north eastern coast, en route to Orkney. Two towers, 80ft and 60ft high, standing 60ft apart, guard the eastern entrance to the Pentland Firth.
Maritime Malt for the Traveller
Margaret Mary Clarke, Senior Brand Manager for Old Pulteney commented:
‘Old Pulteney’s Lighthouse Series represents a further investment in bringing distinctive, high quality products to the travel retail trade for the enjoyment of travelling consumers. The association with the great lighthouses of Scotland’s north easterly coast brings to life another aspect of Old Pulteney’s maritime heritage.’
The 'Lighthouse' Series follows the hugely successful 'Boat' Series for Travel Retail, which related to exceptional vessels associated with Wick Harbour. The new 'Lighthouse' Series will be showcased for the first time at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition in Singapore this May.