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Pulteney factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Pulteney Old Pulteney distillery Highlands Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1826 - Present Malt Pulteney Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Stuart Harvey Inver House Distillers

Pulteney Timeline:

1826: Established by James Henderson, also distiller at Stamster, and carried on by his family under the same style of James Henderson & Co. until 1920

1920: Purchased by James Watson & Co. Ltd., Dundee from the Henderson family

1923: James Watson & Co. Ltd., Dundee acquired by John Dewar & Sons Ltd.

1925: Passed to Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)

1930: Closed

1951: Revived by R. Cumming, Banff

1955: Sold to Hiram Walker & Sons (Scotland) Ltd.

1959: Hiram Walker & Sons (Scotland) Ltd. completely rebuilt the distillery. Licensed to James & George Stodart Ltd. Two stills

1995: Acquired by Inver House

1997: Start of 12yo bottling

1999: Owned by Inver House Distillers Ltd.

2000-Jun-12: Visitor Centre officialy opened by golfer Ronan Rafferty

2004: Owned by Inver House Distillers Ltd.

Can I tour Pulteney?

Yes Pulteney distillery is tourable. On Trip Advisor the distillery has been rated as excellent by 170 of 254 tours to date. This gives Pulteney an overall rating of 4.5

Latest reviews

One of My Favourites! by Gerty S

It is very hard to beat Old Pulteney as a spirit and the tour is very good. Informative guides and the distillery shop has some real gems that you cannot get anywhere else!

Great Experience by Hannah T

My family visited on Friday, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide Tori was fantastic, considering it was her first time leading the tasting! Great treatment from start to finish. Would definitely recommend.

Definite Stop for Whisky Lovers! by Andydjp

Due to covid they had restricted tours and tastings, so only the shop is open. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and allowed us a small taster before we committed to purchase. Came away with two bottled of whisky!

Rating Reviews
Excellent 170
Very good 66
Average 14
Poor 3
Terrible 1