Old Pulteney

by Old Pulteney

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Old Pulteney has a few distinctive features. Apart from being the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland, it is one of the very few remaining urban distilleries -sited, appropriately, in the ‘Pulteneytown’ area of Wick. In the distillery itself, the wash still is extremely unusual in that it is without a swan neck – supposedly the result of emergency surgery after it was discovered that the still was too tall for the building in which it was to be housed. In addition, Old Pulteney is one of only a handful of distilleries still using a worm tub condenser – more unusual still in that it is made out of steel rather than wood.