Old Pulteney Introduces Coastal Series to U.S.


June 29, 2023

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Old Pulteney, often referred to as “The Maritime Malt,” launched its new range of whiskies in the United States market: The Coastal Series.

This collection invites enthusiasts on a global journey of discovery with Old Pulteney, offering four unique limited-edition expressions. To create this special series, Old Pulteney collaborated with spirit producers from coastal locations across the globe, further maturing its beloved whisky in hand-selected coastal casks. These four new offerings introduce an exciting array of coastal flavors to the renowned ‘Maritime Malt.’

For the first time, Old Pulteney has matured its whisky in ex-Pineau des Charentes wine casks, incorporating the flavor nuances of the French coastline into The Maritime Malt. Notes of the iconic sweet aperitif, which originates from the Charente-Maritime region on France’s southwest coast, have been seamlessly intertwined with the northern flavors for which Old Pulteney single malt is celebrated. The result is the inaugural expression in The Coastal Series, Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes.

Old Pulteney is a whisky shaped by its coastal home in Wick on the extreme northern reaches of the Caithness Coast in rural Scotland. Year after year, the casks breathe in the brisk North Sea air, imparting a distinctly briny flavor that encapsulates the essence of the sea.

Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes represents the brand’s most innovative cask maturation to date. It introduces a lighter, sweeter layer atop the classic Old Pulteney foundation.

The whisky began its maturation in ex-bourbon casks before further maturation in hand-selected ex-Pineau des Charentes French oak casks, chosen by Stuart Harvey, the Master Blender. In these casks, the whisky gradually absorbs the delightful sweetness of the aperitif, creating a perfect counterpoint to Old Pulteney’s signature briny flavor and resulting in a balanced dram.

Presented in an elegant gold gift box that mirrors the hue of golden sands and adorned with a detailed illustration of the French coastline, Old Pulteney Pineau des Charentes will retail for $79.99 and be available later this summer in markets across the U.S.

For more information on Old Pulteney and The Coastal Series, visit https://www.oldpulteney.com/.