The whisky, which is non-chill-filtered, has been matured in both American ex-bourbon and Spanish ex-sherry casks which previously held the heavily peated whisky.
Amber in colour, this full-bodied expression is sweet on the palate to start with a touch of spice and a long and intense smoky finish.
Only 900 cases of the 1990 Vintage malt will be released globally this month, with the 70cl bottles carrying the recommended retail price of £120 each.
The packaging features a ship decking effect on the outer tube, a porthole stamp and Old Pulteney’s classic herring drifter, which has become a symbol of the brand.
Old Pulteney senior brand manager Margaret Mary Clarke said: “After a very exciting year for the brand, which included a global partnership with Clipper Round the World Race, it’s great to finish off 2013 by adding a very special expression to our award-winning portfolio.
“With its eye-catching maritime design and rich intense taste, we are confident that the 1990 vintage will be a hit with global whisky connoisseurs.”
Founded in 1826 at the height of the herring boom in the Highland town of Wick, Pulteney Distillery is one of the most northerly distilleries on the Scottish mainland.