Friday, March 18, 2016


Old Pulteney Distillery in Wick, has had its 1989 Vintage expression crowned as the ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards.

Announced last night, at the prestigious annual event held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage was released in September 2015, and is said to be the embodiment of distillery’s renowned craftsmanship.

Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage

Only the world’s most exceptional whiskies are nominated at the annual event organised by The Whisky Magazine, and with a record number of entries this year leading to tough competition, Old Pulteney has even greater cause to celebrate this accolade.

Commenting on the news, Margaret Mary Clarke, Old Pulteney Senior Brand Manager, said: “This is a wonderful win for everyone at Pulteney Distillery and we couldn’t be more proud to have our 1989 Vintage recognised as the world’s best single malt. When we released the whisky last year it was a real hit with whisky enthusiasts and Old Pulteney devotees, who already recognise the quality and character of our full range of fine single malts. Last night’s award is another great testament to the dedicated Distillery team up in Wick whose passion and skill for creating incredible malt whiskies continue to be recognised around the world.”

Old Pulteney has been acclaimed for its excellence many times over. Old Pulteney’s 21 Year Old single malt, holds the coveted title of ‘World Whisky of the Year’ for 2012 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. The whisky also achieved top ten status in the UK single malt market in 2012.

Each distinctively designed bottle of Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage is natural in colour, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.

Posted by Steve Rush