Old Pulteney 13-Year-Old Single Cask For Barrel & Batch

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A rare single cask expression from the Pulteney distillery, exclusive to Australia through Barrel & Batch.

A distillery whom we rarely see single cask expressions from, this was distilled 2006 and bottled 2020 from cask #1451. The cask yielded 258 bottles at 53%.

#1451 was a first-fill bourbon cask and this has created a rich, moreish but still layered expression of the distillery.

Founded in 1826 in Wick, on the country’s north east coast, Pulteney’s character and story is informed and inspired by its location. A fishing town whose fortunes rise and fall with the ocean, the Pulteney’s flavour and presentation has long been associated with the seaside.

For a long time it was the most northerly distillery on the mainland, a title that the reincarnation of Wolfburn in Thurso now holds. It’s still up for debate just how much impact sea air pounding onto a warehouse fill of barrels has, but two things we can be sure of is that Wick is windy and the single malt that comes from Pulteney has a background, but discernible, coastal, salty note.

Official Tasting Notes:

"Bright amber on the eye, a fresh citrus tang laced with enticing herbal hints, give way to more gentle notes of vanilla and creamy chocolate. Hints of butter and a touch of vanilla make for a delicious finish."

Barrel & Batch is an Australia whisky co-op that sources single cask and rare whiskies from all over the country including Scotland, American and Australia. The limited release whiskies are offered to members of the co-op, but here at The Oak Barrel we’re lucky enough to get our hands on a small number of the odd release

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