Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
the exception of Orkney Islands, Pulteney is the most northern
distillery of Scotland. The distillery is named after an old estate
in the Southern part of the city of Wick, Pulteney town.
The distillery stayed in the family of is founder James Henderson until the mid 1920's, when it has been bought by James Wartson & Co., owner of Parkmore and Ord. Three years later, this company became part of John Dewar's & Sons who was incorporated some time later by the D.C.L (Distillers Company Ltd.)
Closed from 1930 until 1951, Pulteney has been bought in 1951 by Robert Cumming, owner of Balblair who was constraint to resell the distillery to Hiram Walker in 1959. The latter renewed the distillery completely.
The current owners, the Inver House company bought both Balblair and Pulteney distilleries in 1995.
It's single malt is known as Old Pulteney, but the major part of the production is intended for the blends of Inver House: Catton's, Hankey Bannister, MacArthur's and Pinwinnie Royal, and for the Heather Cream whisky liqueur.
I dropped in unexpectedly, and I just had nearly no time as I still had to visit the Speyside area (a few hundred kilometres further) when I was in Wick.
Despite all this, the welcome was great. A quick visit has been improvised by one of the workers of the distillery. This worker is working there since about 14 years, and made this visit a really unforgettable one.
Pulteney is a distillery which cares for the quality of its whisky rather than for the external aspect of the buildings. No ornamental pagoda roofs as there are so many in Scotland, just quality whisky.
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