Wednesday, September 28, 2022


The Wick based Old Pulteney Distillery, has announced the launch of the first of four expressions from a new annual series of single malts, inspired by the coast.

Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes (46% ABV) was initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks, before being finished in ex-Pineau des Charentes wine casks.

Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes

To create the series which is said to take drinkers on a worldwide voyage of exploration, Old Pulteney has partnered with spirits makers from coastal locations around the world, further maturing its whisky in a specialist selection of casks and creating four unique, limited-edition expressions that bring wonderful new coastal flavours to the ‘Maritime Malt’.

The Coastal Series launches with Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes, bringing flavours of the French coastline to The Maritime Malt. In new territory for the brand, Old Pulteney’s whisky is further matured in ex-Pineau des Charentes wine casks, carrying echoes of the iconic, sweet aperitif native to the Charente-Maritime region on the southwest coast of France, and intertwining them with the flavours of the North that Old Pulteney is known for.

Commenting on the launch, Malcolm Waring, Distillery Manager at Old Pulteney, said: “We’re very pleased to introduce Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes, the first in a new, exciting series by the brand. Old Pulteney’s past, present and taste is influenced by its home by the sea on the Caithness Coast, and The Coastal Series beautifully explores cask maturations that highlight wonderful expressions influenced by their global coastal homes. Our Pineau des Charentes expression is a beautifully light, fruity single malt that showcases both the flavours of our wonderfully matured spirit, but balanced with the rich sweetness of the Pineau des Charentes, resulting in a truly exquisite expression.”

Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes, will be available next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £75.00.

Posted by Steve Rush