Inver House Distillers, a UK-based company and part of International Beverage Holdings, has added a new expression – Old Pulteney 40yo Single Malt Scotch Whiskey – to its line of single malts.

The 51.3% ABV Scotch whiskey is amber colored with a red hue and the taste is fruity and floral with hints of orange, green apples and butterscotch.

Old Pulteney 40yo has a smell of fruit, butterscotch, oak, pears, cloves and spices with sherry, orange and sweet spicy finish.

International Beverage Holdings vice president Patrick Graney said the Old Pulteney 40yo is among the most exclusive of their single malts ever to be released and is a very special addition to their Old Pulteney line.

"Following the enthusiastic response to the 21 Year Old after it was crowned the 2012 World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, I am confident whisky enthusiasts will enjoy the exquisite taste and presentation of the 40 Year Old," Graney added.

The company has released only a limited number of bottles for purchase in the US. Each whiskey bottle was hand filled by Old Pulteney distilling manager Malcolm Waring and visitor center manager Tanya Fraser.

Old Pulteney 40yo is housed in a hand-blown bottle and packaged in a glass lacquered wooden gift box with an engraved silver herring drifter brand logo and a hand-signed book written by whiskey expert Charlie MacLean.

Each bottle of Old Pulteney 40yo is sold for $2,400.

Image: The 40yo expression is aged in four casks including three Spanish ex-sherry hogsheads and one American oak ex-bourbon barrel. Photo: Inver House Distillers Ltd.