Old Pulteney, based in Wick in the Scottish Highlands, designed its latest release, Navigator, as an homage to its town’s seafaring past: Wick was once renowned for its herring industry. There is no age statement, which means there’s a big mix of different ages of whiskies, yet that doesn’t mean it lacks flavor. Aged in a combination of used Bourbon and Sherry casks in a barrel warehouse near the sea, it’s redolent of salt water and coastal grass, with a balanced sweetness, almond nuttiness and plenty of malt flavor.
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This story appears in the print issue of April 2013.
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