Frequently asked questions

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What makes Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky unique?

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky is produced in uniquely shaped copper stills then matured next to the sea, giving it an unmistakable coastal character. 

What is the best way to enjoy Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky?

We think it’s entirely a matter of personal taste but if you would like some suggestions, especially on how to make some of the best whisky cocktails, click here.


If you would like some suggestions on food pairings for your Old Pulteney, click here.

Is Old Pulteney suitable for vegans?

Yes, absolutely! Whisky is made from water, malted barley and yeast – all of which are safe for vegans. It’s also naturally gluten-free.

Where can I find Old Pulteney on social media?

You can follow us on Instagram Here, on Twitter Here and on Facebook Here.

Where is Pulteney Distillery?

Pulteney Distillery is based in the small harbour town of Wick, Caithness, on the shores of north-eastern Scotland.

When was Pulteney Distillery founded?

The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson during the height of Wick’s celebrated herring boom. It was, for a time, the most northerly distillery in mainland Scotland.

Can I tour the distillery?

Yes, we warmly invite you to visit us for a tour of Pulteney Distillery here in Wick. We offer a range of tours, each providing a fascinating insight into the history and workings of Pulteney Distillery as well as an opportunity to taste our range of single malt whiskies.

Where can I buy Old Pulteney Whisky?

You can buy Old Pulteney single malt whisky core range from our Shop, or at most major supermarkets and small independent retailers. Our Traveller Exclusive range is available in the travel retail (duty free) section of major international airports.

How much does it cost to deliver?

We charge £6.00 for delivery to mainland UK from our online shop.

Can I return items I’ve purchased through the shop?

Yes, if they are in original condition and are not faulty. 


Please email within 7 days of delivery. 


For a full list of Shop terms and conditions, see here.

What’s the difference between single malt and blended whisky?

Single malt whiskies such as Old Pulteney are distilled and aged at a single distillery, whereas blended whisky is produced by combining several single malt whiskies with wheat and does not require the same amount of time to age.

Why is whisky sometimes spelled ‘whiskey’?

The difference is in more than just the spelling. 


The spelling ‘whisky’ is used to denote scotch whisky and is always spelled without an ‘e’, which is a requirement in order to officially be called Scotch Whisky.


Scotch whisky must mature in oak casks for at least three years and production must take place entirely in Scotland. Additionally, single malt scotch whisky must always be made from 100% malted barley.


Irish whiskey is always spelled with an ‘e’ but is different from scotch in that it may also contain grain spirit, the production involves no peat (hence the lack of smokiness to the flavour) and is usually distilled three times.

What are the various scotch whisky regions?

Scotch whisky is produced in five regions: Highlands (including the Islands), Speyside, Lowlands, Campbeltown and Islay. Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky is from the Highlands region.

Where can I find out more about Scotch Whisky?

There is a wealth of information on the internet, but we recommend the following whisky websites:

Scotch Whisky Association


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society


Scotch Whisky Auctions


The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

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