Old Pulteney unveils limited-edition 32YO

Wick-based distillery Old Pulteney has teamed up with the Dufry Group to launch a 32-year-old single malt, exclusively available in limited quantities at Edinburgh International Airport.

Old Pulteney 1985 is non-chill filtered and has been matured in an American oak ex-Bourbon cask, before being bottled in 70cl bottles at 51% abv. The expression is described as having “elegant fruit notes of apricots and pears”, with a “gentle balance of honey sweetness” and a “slight chocolate undertone”. On the palate, it is “smooth with sugary honeycomb, slightly floral with fresh citrus and creamy chocolate”. Old Pulteney 1985 will be presented in a cream canvas sailing bag, printed with the cask number and details of the Edinburgh International partnership. The packaging pays homage to Old Pulteney’s rich seafaring heritage. James Bateman, director, Global Travel Retail at International Beverage comments: “We are thrilled to partner with World of Whiskies and Edinburgh International Airport to create this exclusive Old Pulteney. Edinburgh International Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport, its staff are important ambassadors for Scotch whisky and they help to connect the world to Wick, in Caithness, where Pulteney Distillery has been making very fine malt whisky since 1826.” Priced at £275.00, just 168 bottles of Old Pulteney 1985 are available at the World of Whiskies store. In February this year, Old Pulteney launched its first travel retail exclusive whisky in the Nordic region at the Cinderella Whisky Fair in Sweden