Old Pulteney Huddart
Old Pulteney Huddart Single Malt Scotch – A Maritime Elixir of Exceptional Depth
Name: Old Pulteney Huddart Single Malt Scotch
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Age: Non-Age Statement
Region: Wick, Scottish Highlands
Alcohol by Volume: 46%
The Old Pulteney distillery, often referred to as the "Maritime Malt," holds a unique place among the great whisky makers of Scotland. With Old Pulteney Huddart, the distillery honors its history and locality by peating the malt over locally sourced Huddart peat. This distinctive single malt is an inviting dram for both peat enthusiasts and those venturing into the smoky dimensions of Scotch for the first time.
An olfactory tapestry of elegance, the nose brings forth an alluring combination of brine and coastal air, laced with hints of honey, green apple, and fresh oak. A subtle layer of peat lingers in the background, reminiscent of a smoky hearth in a far-off maritime cabin.
The mouthfeel is luxuriously full-bodied and slightly oily. As the whisky rolls over the tongue, an enchanting blend of flavors unfurls. The briny maritime character is immediately evident, melding seamlessly with notes of malt, dried fruit, and vanilla. Mid-palate, a moderate but insistent wisp of peat emerges, bringing a complexity that is both earthy and ethereal.
The finish is a symphony of enduring warmth and complexity. Lightly smoked wood characteristics linger, along with elements of spice and a persistent salty tang. The aftertaste leaves one yearning for another sip, another moment by the sea.
The Old Pulteney Huddart achieves a fine balance between maritime and peated flavors, underpinned by its meticulous maturation process in hand-selected American oak casks. At 46% ABV, it has enough potency to reveal its intricate details without overwhelming the subtler nuances.
Food Pairing Recommendations
Old Pulteney Huddart pairs splendidly with ocean fare. The natural salinity and umami depth of oysters, sushi, or grilled sea bass provide an excellent complement to this whisky’s maritime profile.
Indulge in a dram of Old Pulteney Huddart and be transported to the windswept coastlines of the Scottish Highlands, with the distant scent of peat in the air. A whisky of such caliber is deserving of your finest moments and makes for an unforgettable gift or addition to any connoisseur’s collection.