Distillery Manager at Old Pulteney

Saturday, October 5, 2019

location: Village Idiot (7383 Melrose Ave, LA, 90046)

(included appetizers, Old Pulteney gift bag, + Glencairn glass)


Southern California Whiskey Club is very proud to host this award-winning and storied brand in the private room at the Village Idiot. This is a special opportunity to taste through the newly released core range with the Old Pulteney Distillery Manager Malcolm Waring and Steph Ridgway, North American Brand Education Manager. Malcolm will be presenting Inver House Distillers’ Old Pulteney with his hands-on experience with being the Master Distiller of the “The Maritime Malt” and his 30+ year history in the whisky business. 


A delicious cheese, veggie, and charcuterie spread will be provided at the beginning of the event. After the tasting, all are welcome to stay and have dinner to support the Village Idiot for hosting us. 

event pour list:

1. Old Pulteney 12

2. Old Pulteney 15

3. Old Pulteney 18

4. Old Pulteney Huddart

5. Old Pulteney K&L Single Cask 13yr 55.2% ABV (1 of 242 bottles)

quick history:

The distillery was established in 1826 in the name of Sir William Pulteney (who died in 1805), and for whom Pulteneytown is named. The spirit of Old Pulteney is inseparable from the spirit of the town it calls home - Wick. It is the most northerly on the Scottish mainland and was quite inaccessible, except by sea, when established. Barley was brought in by sea, and the whisky was shipped out the same way. Many of the distillery workers were also employed as fishermen. The herring fishing industry is no longer part of daily life in Wick but the distillery continues to operate, producing a Highland single malt with a reputation as one of the finest available. Characteristics of the whisky are attributed to exposure to sea air during maturation. 



For more information about the distillery: 

Old Pulteney Website

Whisky Exchange Blog

Scotch Whisky Magazine


1. This will be a small meeting of only 20 members due to room size.

2. After the tasting please stay and have dinner to support the Village Idiot for hosting us. Or come early to eat beforehand - the food and beer is delicious! 

parking + transportation:

We recommend taking public transportation or ride sharing to the event.

There is some street parking but there are many signs to read.​

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