Old Pulteney Creates Celebratory Spirit to Mark Heroes’ Homecoming – Scotch Whisky News

Multi award-winning Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled a limited edition commemorative bottle to celebrate one of the World’s last great firsts in maritime endurance – the Old Pulteney Row to the Pole expedition.

On the 26th August this year, British arctic adventurer Jock Wishart and his pioneering crew made history by successfully completing a never attempted before expedition to row to the 1996 magnetic North Pole. The four week adventure, which was sponsored by Old Pulteney, proved to be a challenge of a lifetime, as the crew braved extreme Arctic conditions to complete their 450 mile voyage into the unknown. The limited edition release was designed to mark their momentous achievement.

Only 3,000 of the unique, collectable bottles will be available world-wide and will feature exceptional single malt selected by Malcolm Waring, Distillery Manager at Pulteney Distillery. The exclusive edition is matured in ex American and ex Spanish sherry casks and bottled in 35cl at 40%, ABV. On the palete the initial sweet hints of citrus combined with overtones of raisins, pears, chocolate and warm spices lead to a full bodied long lasting finish.

Presented in a traditional canvas sailing gift bag, the bottle’s eye catching design features the expedition’s distinctive artwork and is endorsed with expedition leader Jock Wishart’s signature.

Commenting on the release, Margaret Mary Clarke, Senior Brand Manager from Old Pulteney says:

“The Old Pulteney Row to the Pole expedition proved to be an unforgettable and unique experience for all involved and we are proud to have been involved in such an ambitious challenge.

Our partnership with Jock and the expedition stems from the brand’s age old heritage of supporting maritime adventure and we are delighted to release a commemorative bottle to mark the crew’s dedication, bravery and remarkable success.”

Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky is crafted at the most northerly distillery on the UK mainland in Wick. The distillery was founded in 1826 at the height of Wick’s herring boom and it’s this maritime heritage that gives the whisky its name as the Maritime Malt.

Via WhiskyIntelligence.com

Joseph Fields