Pulteney Distillery

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General
Pronunciation ’pultnee Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands
Distiller The Pulteney Co. Ltd.
Owner Inver House Distillers Ltd.
Address Huddart Street
Wick
Caithness
KW1 5BD
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1955 - 60 23 71
+44 (0)1955 - 60 22 79 (Fax)
LatLong 58° 26’ 05.6” N   03° 05’ 06.5” W
Altitude 29 m
Grid Reference ND368501
Website www.inverhouse.com/distilleries-pulteney.php
www.oldpulteney.com
E-mail enquiries@inverhouse.com
Open to public Open to public
Remarks

History
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.

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production from the tap, for cooling from Hempriggs Loch
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
mainly for blending (Inver House, Catto's, Hankey Bannister, Mac Arthur's, Pinwinnie Royal, Heather Cream)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols) no peat
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill Porteus (1951)
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size 4.94 tonnes
  First Water 15,000 litres at 68.5°C for 2hr 20min
  Second Water 9,000 litres at 85°C for 1hr 10min
  Third Water 95°C
  Fourth Water 98°C
Fermentation Washbacks 6 made of stainless steel
  Washback Charge
  Yeast Mauri distillers yeast
  Amount of Yeast 80kg per washback
  Length of Fermentation 48 - 72 hour
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 1, 21,707 litres, steamheated
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
1, 17,343 litres, steamheated
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers wormtubs, 137 ft. of pipe
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run 75% - 70%
  Feints Run 65% - 60%
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks mainly bourbon, also sherry and refill
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location Broxburn



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