Distilled at The Pulteney Distillery in June 2001. Bottled in Glasgow June 2014. Aged 13 years old in American Oak. Un-chill filtered, no artificial colouring. Bottled at 55.5% alcohol by volume.
Initially there is a hint of chocolate on the nose. Then not surprisingly sea air, light and smooth. Finishing with a brine or salty touch.
This distillery is situated near the town of Wick in Caithness, and is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland. It was founded in 1826, but, like many others, closed in 1926 during the depression. It re-opened in 1951 and was modernised in 1959. Its position is so exposed to the elements; the sea air may contribute to the salty tang. This malt has been christened “The Manzanilla of the North” Since it is reminiscent of a dry Manzanilla sherry.