Pulteney 15 year old Woodrow's of Edinburgh
Pulteney 15 Year Old Woodrow's of Edinburgh is a premium single malt Scotch whisky that showcases the exceptional craftsmanship and rich heritage of the Pulteney Distillery. This 15-year-old expression is matured in a First Fill bourbon casks, which contribute to its complex flavor profile. The whisky has a deep amber color, hinting at the depth of character within. On the nose, it offers an enticing bouquet of sweet honey, ripe oranges, and a gentle sea breeze that evokes the coastal location of the distillery.
- Age: 15 year old
- Cask Type: First Fill Bourbon Barrel
- Distilled: 21/11/2007
- Bottled: 02/06/2023
- Out-turn: 225
- ABV: 57.8%vol
Old Pulteney Distillery
Old Pulteney distillery is located in Wick, on the North East coast of Scotland. The distillery was built in 1826 at the peak of the Herring boom. When Pulteney distillery was built, the founder decided that the spirit produced there would be sold mainly to the many fishermen and port workers who frequented the port. For some decades Pulteneytown was only accessible by boat and the spirit produced at Pulteney distillery was not available to blenders elsewhere in Scotland.
With the increased popularity of blended whisky the fortunes of Pulteney distillery changed in the second half of the 19th century. The distillery managed to survive the difficulties of the Pattison crisis and the shortages caused by WWI. It was eventually sold to a blending company from Dundee in 1920. On that decade a temperance movement in the area saw the distillery close down. Herring shoals had long swam away from the Northern tip of Scotland and now the idle population found solace in excessive drinking.
When this prohibition-style law was repealed, the distillery reopened. The year was 1947 and it was the owner of Balblair distillery who acquired it. The distillery was sold again in the 1950's this time to Canadian distilling giants Hiram Walker & Sons. Under the ownership of the Canadians, the distillery was refurbished and its production capacity was expanded.