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Jetzt ist die Katze aus dem Sack: Mit heute Mitternacht britischer Zeit (also genau jetzt) hat die Destillerie Pulteney das Embargo für die Infos über die neuen Abfüllungen gelüftet, und wir dürfen Ihnen die Range hier in Wort und Bild vorstellen.

Für alle, die eine reine NAS-Range befürchtet haben, ist nun die Zeit zum Aufatmen gekommen: Bis auf eine einzige Abfüllung in der Standard-Range sind alle neuen Bottlings mit Altersangaben versehen.

Ab heute gibt es die Abfüllung in England bei The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, Royal Mile Whiskies, und Sutherland Brothers, danach wird sie weltweit ausgerollt.

Hier die Infos zu den einzelnen Abfüllungen sowie ein Launch-Video, das wir untenstehend eingebunden haben – und danach dann die offizielle englischsprachige Presseaussendung.

Die Basis-Abfüllung nennt sich Old Pulteney Huddart (ABV 46%) – und sie die einzige Abfüllung ohne Alterangabe. Dabei handelt es sich um einen torfigen Whisky. Gereift ist er in second fill american oak casks, danach in ex-bourbon casks gefinisht, die zuvor stark torfigen Whisky enthielten.

Die englischsprachigen Tasting Notes: After initial notes of mellow wood smoke, honey and oily leather, Huddart later blooms into crisp green apple, with creamy vanilla and a hint of burnt toffee in the background. Flavours of freshly-ground spices and soft vanilla balance the central notes of smoke and peat fire, supported by richly sweet and distinctly salty coastal flavours in the background, together reminiscent of salted caramel.

Kosten soll der Old Pulteney Huddart (nach dem Straßennnamen der Brennerei benannt) 45 Britische Pfund

Abfüllung Nummer 2: Old Pulteney 12yo (40% ABV), eine Neuauflage des Klassikers. 12 Jahre gereift, und zwar durchgehend in ex-bourbon casks.

Die Tasting Notes: On the palate, 12 Years Old offers a distinctive salty top note, reminiscent of the Caithness coast, whilst soft citrus pairs with dark caramel and creamy vanilla for sweetness. This is complemented by a firm bodied and smooth flavour where sweet notes of honey and cream develop into ripe, fruity overtones and fresh spice, with a long-lasting subtly salty finish.

Der 12yo ist der Günstigste der Serie und kostet in England 32 Britische Pfund.

Der Old Pulteney 15yo (46% ABV) soll der ausgewogenste und weichste Old Pulteney bislang sein. Er kommt aus second fill American oak, ex-bourbon casks, un erfuhr eine Nachreifung in first fill Spanish oak, ex Oloroso butts.

Auch hier die englischsprachigen Tasting Notes: Uniting spice and sweetness together, its flavour evokes Christmas cake and fragrant spices, with layers of chocolate and a distinct dark toffee sweetness, whilst the finish delivers a hint of salty sea air.

Kostenpunkt des 15yo: 70 Britische Pfund.

Flagschiff ist nun der Old Pulteney 18yo (46% ABV). Er kommt aus second fill American oak, ex bourbon casks American oak casks und wurde dann so wie der Fünfzehnjährige in first fill Spanish, ex-Oloroso sherry butts nachgereift.

Die Tasting Notes dazu: The rich chocolate and creamy vanilla flavour makes 18 Years Old a true indulgence, further enriched by the sweetness of honey tempered by vibrant spices. This is layered with honeyed spices and Christmas cake, whilst floral notes lend a dash of finesse, complemented by zesty hints of citrus and green apple to a lively, long finish.

Preislich berwegen wir uns hier im Bereich von 115 Britische Pfund.

Hier nun der Launchfilm:

Zum Abschluss noch ergänzend die englischsprachige Pressemitteilung zum Launch der neuen Range von Old Pulteney:


Old Pulteney unveils new collection to signal brand evolution

New expressions set sail for the maritime malt

14 August 2018 – Distilled and matured by the sea, Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky is the true maritime malt and we’re excited to embark on a new voyage with the launch of our new core collection featuring our flagship 12 Years Old, Huddart, 15 and 18 Years Old. 

This move marks a reinvigoration of the core range for the award-winning Caithness-based distillery, complemented by distinctive new design and packaging.

This new collection signals an evolution for the brand, with a renewed vigour around the maritime malt yet staying true to Old Pulteney’s rich heritage and traditions.  This introduction supports a wider drive to ensure strong consumer relevance and appeal, with the new whiskies consistent with the renowned house style and provenance; yet bringing some new flavours to the fore.

Defined and shaped by its stunning coastal location, Old Pulteney has a highly distinctive character infused by the unique combination of brisk sea air and meticulous cask selection. Each of the new whiskies tell their own story and bring their own part of the Old Pulteney legacy to life.

Celebrating the birthplace of Old Pulteney, Huddart (ABV 46%) is rich gold in colour. A distinctively smoky take on its signature single malt scotch whiskies, Huddart is richly warming and combines influence from the salt-infused sea air with peat smoke, delivering a mellow and smoky whisky with real character, depth and identity. RRP £45.

A naturally rich, amber-coloured whisky, the 15 Years Old expression (ABV 46%) is Old Pulteney’s most balanced and smoothest single malt whisky yet. Bursting with aromas of rich dried fruit, ripe apples and citrus, with honey sweetness and a generous chord of creamy vanilla, 15 Years Old effortlessly brings together two different sides of the flavour spectrum. RRP £70.

Completing the new portfolio, 18 Years Old (ABV 46%) takes its character and colour entirely from the American oak casks and Spanish sherry butts in which it has been nurtured, delivering a deep amber colour. This indulgent and deeply warming expression features notes of chocolate and spice, but allow for the influence of more vibrant, zesty flavours. RRP £115.

The new collection is complemented with the addition of the repackaged flagship Old Pulteney 12 Years Old.

The golden-coloured 12 Years Old expression (ABV 40%) is the perfect place to start your Old Pulteney journey, with a flavour which is welcoming and effortless. 12 Years Old embodies the maritime malt characteristic that has become synonymous with Old Pulteney whiskies. It has been matured for 12 years in ex-bourbon casks, marrying together the salty flavours of the sea with the influence of American oak, to bring sweetness into play, and create a classic expression. RRP £32.

The collection of four whiskies also has a striking new design, which freshens up the overall look yet created around the existing, highly distinctive Old Pulteney bottle shape.

The collection will be available from 14th August in the UK with our preferred partners The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, Royal Mile Whiskies, and Sutherland Brothers, thereafter, there will be a phased global roll out.