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Old Pulteney Lighthouse Series Exclusive To Travel Retail

28th June 2013
Old Pulteney Lighthouse Series Noss Head, Duncansby Head, Pentland Skerries.

Old Pulteney’s maritime roots in the far north of Scotland has inspired this bright and colourful new series of travel retail exclusive whiskies which celebrate three historic lighthouses - Noss Head, Duncansby Head and Pentland Skerries which to this day can be found operating on the north coast of Scotland near Wick where the Old Pulteney distillery is located.

The Old Pulteney Lighthouse Series features three distinctive new expressions of the award-winning ‘maritime malt’. Packaged in boldly coloured designs that reflect the distinctive, high-quality whisky inside, the range will be rolled out to the global travel retail and duty free channel from late summer 2013.

This new Light house Series replaces the popular Old Pulteney WK499, WK209 and WK219 limited edition travel series of single malt whiskies which were named after the extraordinary drifter boats from Wick harbour. So if you enjoyed any of the Old Pulteney WK drifter boats series I would advise you to pick up a bottle next time you pass through the airport as they will disappear very soon.

The three new Old Pulteney Lighthouse Series expressions each take their name from lighthouses operating close to the Wick distillery, they are:

Old Pulteney Noss Head:
Packaged with a vibrant blue label and tube, the design features an image of the Noss Head lighthouse which the whisky is inspired by. Built in 1849 by Robert Arnot and named after the Old Norse word ‘Snos’, the lighthouse represents the nose-shaped headland where it is situated. Matured in American Oak ex bourbon casks the malt inside has a full bodied, sweet and spicy taste with hints of coconut, lemons and oranges and a long-lasting finish. RRP: £39.99

Old Pulteney Duncansby Head:
Featuring a coral red label and tube, the eye catching packaging depicts an image of Duncansby Head lighthouse. Situated near to John O’Groats at the very northern tip of Scotland, the lighthouse protected a dangerous part of the Pentland Firth where the Atlantic waters flow into the North Sea. Matured in ex American bourbon and ex Spanish sherry casks, the whisky has a sweet full bodied taste with notes of honey, chocolate and oranges. RRP: £44.99

Old Pulteney Pentland Skerries:
Encased in striking purple packaging, this design features images of two lighthouses of the same name. Developed with input from renowned Scottish engineer Robert Stevenson, the Pentland Skerries lighthouses were built in 1794 on the uninhabited Pentland Skerries islands off the far north eastern coast, en route to Orkney. The whisky is matured in Spanish ex sherry casks and has a sweet, full-bodied taste with hints of raisins, spices and chocolate. RRP: £54.99

Margaret Mary Clarke, Senior Brand Manager for Old Pulteney commented: "Old Pulteney’s Lighthouse Series represents a further investment in bringing distinctive, high quality products to the travel retail trade for the enjoyment of travelling consumers. The association with the great lighthouses of Scotland’s north easterly coast brings to life another aspect of Old Pulteney’s maritime heritage."

To read my review of the three new whiskies follow the links below.

Old Pulteney Lighthouse Series Review & Tasting Notes

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