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Old Pulteney Good Hope WK209 Travel Retail 100cl / 46%
A litre bottle of Old Pulteney Good Hope WK209.
The neck tag reads: Good Hope WK209 Built in Wick in 1948 and powered by a Gardner 152hp engine, she was 55 feet in length and weighed in at 24 tons. The Good Hope was the first boat in Wick to install an echo sounder, using radio navigation to find the ever elusive shoals of herring.
Old Pulteney distillery was founded in Wick in 1826 and was for many years the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland. Built during the town's 'herring boom', the distillery was only accessible by sea; with barley shipped in and whisky shipped out, many of the distillery workers were also herring fishermen. With over 7000 workers arriving in the town each day during herring season (and 500 gallons of whisky consumed per day!), Wick became a lawless place. Troops and gunboats were called in to keep the peace and the sale of alcohol was prohibited, a ban which lasted until 1947.
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This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.