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The Maritime Malt

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Hidden : 05/10/2011
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Known as "The Maritime Malt", Old Pulteney whisky has been made here since it was founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick's celebrated herring boom.
The Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly on the British mainland. It is also the only one to be named after a person, Sir William Pulteney, once a governor of the British Fisheries Society.

At a time when road links to the town were yet to be established, the distillery was dependent on the sea for its supply of barley and for the shipping out of its malt whisky.

Wick became known for the barrels of silver (herring) and gold (whisky) which left the port in vast numbers.

The distillery itself has an absorbing history, with its unique pot stills defying convention to this day. The wash still, in particular, is a source of fascination to visitors due to the absence of a 'swan neck'. Legend has it that when the still was delivered it was too tall for the still house and the manager simply decided to cut the top off!

Visitors are welcome and times vary with the seasons.

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