Old Pulteney has announced the U.S. launch this fall of its updated range.
The relaunched portfolio now includes three new Highland expressions: the smoky non-age-statement Huddart, plus a 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old.
These new whiskies join Old Pulteney’s 12 Year Old malt, and the entire collection is now housed in a redesigned bottle and box.
Named after the street in Wick where the Pulteney Distillery was founded, Huddart is a smokier take on the Old Pulteney style. It finished in casks that once held peated whisky. After initial notes of mellow wood smoke, honey and oily leather, Huddart continues into crisp green apple, with creamy vanilla and a hint of burnt toffee in the background, the company reports. Flavors of freshly ground spices and soft vanilla balance the central notes of smoke and peat fire, supported by sweet and faint salty coastal flavors, together reminiscent of salted caramel.
Huddart is 46% ABV. The suggested retail price is $65 per 750-ml. bottle.
The 15 Year Old has aromas of dried fruit, ripe apples and citrus, the company says, with honey sweetness and a chord of creamy vanilla. The 15 Year Old unites spice and sweetness, balanced with coastal notes. There are flavors of Christmas cake and fragrant spices, with layers of chocolate and a dark toffee sweetness, while the finish delivers a faint hint of salty sea air.
Old Pulteney 15 Year Old is 46% ABV, with a suggested retail price of $90 per 750-ml. bottle.
Completing the new portfolio, the 18 Year Old takes its character and color from the American oak casks and Spanish sherry butts in which it has been matured, delivering a deep amber color. It features notes of chocolate and spice, the company reports, with chocolate and creamy vanilla notes enriched by the sweetness of honey tempered by spices and a hint of flowery fruitiness, citrus and apple. Flavors of chocolate, honeyed spices and Christmas cake combine with floral notes, plus hints of citrus and green apple on the finish.
Old Pulteney 18 Year Old is 46% ABV, with a suggested retail price of $139 per 750-ml. bottle.