Old Pulteney has launched the second expression in its limited-edition Coastal Series: Old Pulteney Port.
In its Coastal Series, the 'Maritime Malt' is partnering with other coastal drinks producers to bring new dimensions to its Highland whisky. Four expressions are planned in the series; the first release, earlier in 2023, was finished in Pineau des Charentes casks.
Old Pulteney Port sees the Wick distillery's single malt matured first in second-fill ex-bourbon casks, then in ruby port pipes and barriques from Portugal's Douro Valley. The whisky is bottled non-chill filtered at 46% ABV.
Malcolm Waring, Pulteney distillery manager, said: “It’s a true honour to welcome the second expression in Old Pulteney’s Coastal Series – Old Pulteney Port. A delicious balance of the rich, juicy flavours that comes from port with the sea-saltiness that Old Pulteney is known and loved for, the result is an exceptional single malt that deserves to be savoured.
“Old Pulteney Port is a wonderful addition to our series of limited editions, shining a spotlight on another coastal region through a beautiful cask maturation, and follows from the success of our first Coastal Series expression, Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes, perfectly.”
Old Pulteney Port is available from oldpulteney.com and from specialist whisky retailers in the UK and Europe from this month (RRP £75) and will launch in the USA in 2024.