Old Pulteney WK209, Good Hope
Named after a steam Herring Drifter WK209 ‘Good Hope’ built in Wick in 1948, first boat in Wick to use echo sounder. Follows a highly successful WK499 ‘Isabella Fortuna’ as Old Pulteney’s travel retail offering and is limited to only 1,600 cases (9,000 bottles). Matured entirely in European sherry casks. The WK209 is a NAS (no age statement) but according to other sources the whiskies used are between 8 and 10 years. The whisky will start to be sold in March or April.
Old Pulteney WK209, Good Hope,
Colour: Dark copper with bronze highlights
Nose: Smooth and spicy with aromas of toffee and chocolate; traces of hazelnut and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet to start with hints of citrus notes; full bodied with overtones of raisins, chocolate and warm spices leading to long lasting finish.