Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

location: The Phoenix  

Southern California Whiskey Club was very proud to host this award-winning and storied brand in the back patio of the Phoenix in West Hollywood. Keaton Ohara presented Old Pulteney and poured us a legendary line-up of the “The Maritime Malt”. Experiencing the extreme location and unique stills that have resulted in a whisky that is bursting with the power and subtlety of the sea. It is so well revered that in 2012 Old Pulteney 21 was named World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. 




12 year


17 year

21 year

35 year


Before the tasting began a welcome punch was served along with maritime-influenced light appetizers. Everyone also received a complimentary Old Pulteney branded Glencairn glass to take home!

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: http://www.oldpulteney.com.

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