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May’s Malts: Old Pulteney & Wolfburn

Posted: May 1st, 2019 | Posted in: General News, Mackays' Malts

Malt of the Month: Old Pulteney & Wolfburn

In celebration of the upcoming Highland Whisky Festival, Mackays are proud to introduce, not one, but two malts close to our heart – the Old Pulteney 12 year & Wolfburn Northland Single Malt!

Old Pulteney 12-year-old

Originating in Wick, this malt is popular world round, holding numerous gold medals from the most prestigious of international competitions.

The 12-year-old expression from Old Pulteney released in mid-2018 was entirely aged in bourbon casks, resulting in a heavy influence of bourbon sweetness – which helps to balance the characteristic coastal salinity of the whisky. An excellent introduction to Old Pulteney (though well worth a look even if you’ve already been introduced).

Wolfburn Northland Single Malt

Situated as the most northerly distillery in mainland Scotland, Wolfburn creates a palatable adventure, unveiling the mysteries of the Highlands.

A primary feature of this adventure is the notable Northland Single malt, the first and ongoing release of the distillery. The provided smooth and warming flavours arise from the unhurried process underlying the spirit and maturation in American oak quarter casks.

If you fancy sampling this month’s favourite, there are ample opportunities lined up this may.

As a featured distillery in the Highland Whisky Festival, Old Pulteney and Wolfburn are opening their doors for a series of events on May 10th and May 11th.

May 10th – Wolfburn Distillery

Be sure to venture deep into the Nordic roots of Scotland’s malts as Wolfburn distillery open their doors for a series of intimate tours, sampling opportunities and special bottling in celebration of the first Highland Whisky Festival!

May 11th – Old Pulteney

Whether you crave an in-depth tour of the distillery, a one of a kind Masterclass with Distillery Manager Malcolm or be one of the first to sample the introductory ‘Pulteney Pairings’, a culinary and malt pairing over five drams – this month is guaranteed to be dramtastic with Old Pulteney!

As one of our dearest malts, Mackays have created an experience to sample our malt of the month with us on the World’s Shortest Street. On May 11th, join us for an evening with Old Pulteney Distillery Manager, Malcolm, for a fusion of your favourite Old Pulteney drams balanced with the bursting flavours of our No.1 Bistro.

For further information about the event, contact us here.

Happy dramming!


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