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Pulteney Distillery

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The Lock of Hempriggs


1826 Established by James Henderson 1920 Sold to James Watson & Co Ltd (Dundee) 1923 Acquired by John Dewar


Established in 1826, Pulteney is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland. It stands in the suburbs of Wick, about eighteen miles from John O'Groats, in a rugged, windswept, sea-pounded area. An unlikely setting for a distillery, except for its close proximity to the sea, which at one time was the only means of transporting the whisky to the south. During the herring boom of the 19th century many of the distillery workers were also employed as fishermen; many were coopers making up to 8 barrels each day to hold cured herring for export to Russia and Germany. Sadly the herring industry is no longer part of the daily life in Wick, but Pulteney Distillery continues to operate, distilling one of the finest Highland Malts available.

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Used in Ballantine blends Only distillery named after a person

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