Known as the Maritime Malt, the distillery location is key. The taste is a result of a unique wash still and the bottle reflects the maritime association and unique still shape. As with the 17 Year Old, with this expression the distillery marries together Old Pulteney matured in ex-bourbon casks with spirits from ex-Oloroso sherry casks, second fill American oak, plus some Spanish oak first fill.
The distillery is situated in Wick on the tip of the North East coast of Scotland, 3 degrees further north than Moscow and was named after the Member of Parliament and Governor of the British Fisheries Society, Sir William Johnstone Pulteney. At a time when Wick was only accessible by sea, it became famous for two sources of prosperity: barrels of silver (herring) and gold (whisky) which left the port in vast numbers.