Three whisky cocktail recipes from Old Pulteney

Old Pulteney, one of the world’s most distinctive single malt whiskies, has recently expanded its range in time for the festive season. Whether you’re gifting a bottle or stocking up your own drinks cabinet, these cocktails are perfect for making at home.

The Maritime Malt has added three exquisite new expressions to its family, with the non-aged smoky Huddart, 15 and 18 Years Old expressions joining Old Pulteney’s signature award-winning 12 Years Old malt – with the full range now featuring a beautiful new design on its bottle and box.

Made by the sea on Scotland’s most remote and rugged Highland coast, every cask is distilled and matured at Pulteney Distillery in Wick, one of the most northerly distilleries on the British mainland.

Here are three of our favourite Old Pulteney cocktails, all with a warming winter twist - ideal for serving to your guests over the festive season.



The Huddart Highball

Featuring Old Pulteney Huddart


35ml Old Pulteney Huddart
20ml fresh pink grapefruit juice
10ml vanilla syrup
Top with ginger ale
Grapefruit wedge


Stir all ingredients except ginger ale over cubed ice in a highball glass. Top with cubed ice and finish with ginger ale. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.


The Caithness Cocktail

Featuring Old Pulteney 15 Years Old


50ml Old Pulteney 15 Years Old
10ml honey syrup
2 dashes of orange bitters
1 pinch of rock salt
Lemon twist


Stir all ingredients with a few cubes of ice in an Old Fashioned glass for 15 seconds. Fill the glass with cubed ice and stir for a further 15 seconds. Garnish with a lemon twist.


The Silver & Gold Sour

Featuring Old Pulteney 12 Years Old


50ml Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
10ml apricot liqueur
15ml fresh grapefruit juice
15ml lemon juice
5ml sugar syrup
15ml egg white (optional)
Grapefruit twist


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake well and fine strain into a cocktail or coupe glass, then garnish with a grapefruit twist.

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