Old Pulteney

Old Pulteney
Pulteney Distillery Visitor Centre, Huddart Street, Wick, Highland, KW1 5BA
  • Telephone 01955 602 371
  • Opening times May—Sep: Mon – Sat 10am–4pm. Oct—Apr: Mon–Fri 10am–4pm
  • Website www.oldpulteney.com
North Highland Larder

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Old Pulteney was for a long time the most northerly distillery on the mainland, established in 1826 in the heart of 'Pulteneytown', the settlement that sprang up to house fishermen during Wick’s herring boom. The distillery continues to make malt whisky using traditional methods nearly two centuries after its opening. Tours are available twice daily throughout the year, during which visitors receive a complimentary dram and the option to purchase their own hand-filled bottle from the cask selection. The rare (and accordingly pricey) Limited Edition 1990 Vintage was released towards the end of 2013, but more affordable 12- and 17-year-old malts are for sale in the onsite shop or via the website.