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Old Pulteney Bow Wave 45 Year Old (1 BT 1.5 LITRE + 1 BT 10cl)

No reserve

Auction Closed

October 5, 03:48 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details


Old Pulteney Bow Wave 45 Year Old

A never-to-be-repeated masterpiece, Old Pulteney Bow Wave 45 Year Old is the oldest expression released to date from Old Pulteney Distillery.

Crafted with rarity at its core, Old Pulteney Bow Wave has carefully matured for more than four decades within hand-selected American oak casks before completing its voyage with a further five years maturation inside a single first-fill Spanish oak butt. Emerging deep golden in colour, Bow Wave has maritime flavours imparted from the northern sea air that laps the distillery found on the Caithness Coast in the Scottish Highlands.

Described as "remarkable" by renowned whisky expert and award-winning writer Dave Broom, Old Pulteney Bow Wave boasts a magnificent complexity and an unrivalled coastal character. Subtle whispers of sea spray entwine with the sweetness of honey, while delicate notes of aged oak and briny whispers of maritime air tantalise the palate. With each sip, Bow Wave bares its maritime soul, concluding with a long finish which is almost as enduring as the liquid itself.

Presented upon a bed of Caithness slate, the bottle is crafted from hand-blown glass with complex Inciso cuts mirroring the essence of crashing waves. The deep blue hue of the bottle encapsulates the sea’s endless depths, while glimpses of the golden liquid shine through like reflections of a morning sunrise. Surrounding the glass, beautifully crafted Scottish silverware fashioned by local Silversmith, Lucy Woodley encircles the finished vessel in all its splendour. The hidden cork, accessed only by a bespoke anchor key created by Glasstorm, beckons the senses, evoking the timeless rhythm of crashing waves.

The lot also includes a 10cl sample for the winning bidder.

1 bt 1.5 litre, 1 bt 10cl (opc)


Lying with the donor. Duty Paid.

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Please note this lot also includes a 10cl sample for the winning bidder