- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Diageo Special Releases 2009
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Number of bottles
- 57.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L9 112 CM000
- Added on
- 24 Sep 2009 6:10 pm
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217 × member ratings
513 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 1989
41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.63 points
- Old, flowery whisky that comes across as full-bodied. Only a slight bitterness in the finish. Doesn't need water.
- Superb whisky
- nice tasty whisky (9.4.2010)
strong alcoholic nose due to the barrel filling, aromas of hay, meadow, herbs and light fruits
Aromas of lemon, heather, malt, light fruits
rather short, lovely malty
- To me clearly underestimated, but on the other hand I can understand it. He has very special own notes, which I find very exciting in Malts, but certainly some can bring out.
Very freshly chopped, intensive oak, pollen, grasses, violets, moss, pebbles, rough, untanned leather, chalk, lead, grated coconut, some chestnut and spicy ginger, more mineral notes
Ginger, mint and wasabi, nice green notes at the front, green peppers and star fruit, kiwi, apricot, then again fresh wood shavings, anise, pine nuts, olives, pistachio, light pinch of salt
Vanilla, honey, lychee, oak and malt will be more light and sweet here
What could follow that? A Pittyvaich perhaps? To the amazement of another bar tender, the owner locates it immediately. Hid behind other bottles on the top shelf, he reaches for it on tip toes, and it’s one I’ve not had before.
N:T:F: I think of Pittyvaich like I do with say Mannochmore or < Linkwood, and this is a prime example. We are too in-depth talking-wise now for proper noting, but that doesn’t stop my enjoyment of the moment from this straight bourbon-matured number with just the right years on the clock to deliver a no fuss, delightfully balanced natural styled dram with a slick wood-oil & grain-oil mouthfeel. Adding even a few drops of water however, disturbs the serpent somewhat. I much preferred it neat.
C: The less you think about this one, the more you’ll enjoy it. One to be devoured if it weren’t for the current market value [£250].
Scores a B-