Pittyvaich 1989

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 328,47

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198 × member ratings

463 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 1989

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Vanilla, honey, lychee, oak and malt will be more light and sweet here

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    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-

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very good mole, very interesting aroma - light and airy, but very deep and complex, dry with a noticeable but very moderate bourbon influence, not obscuring the base; the taste / finish is also airy light, but at the same time saturated and powerful, on the whole turned out such a strong, but elegant, May, sunny whisky.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, processed wood, wood dust, cardboard, lemon peel, light floral motifs, pollen, propolis, mineral notes, lemonade, field grasses, a little carpenter's shop, solvent, green apple peel, lollipops, lemon and orange candied fruits.
    • Taste
      Powerful, slightly harsh, sweet, tart oak, creamy notes, toffee, lemon and orange candies, pepper wave, tropical fruits, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, tart-oak, sweet with the transition to lemon acid, light metal notes, burnt biscuits, ginger candied fruits, grapefruit, bitter young bark.

  4. malthead-sven scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    a bit thin for 20 years, not subtle or elegant but for me rather unimportant and considerably too expensive
    • Nose
      a first impression is virtually absent, as there are simply no flavors there. After a while grassy and lemony to sour, some asparagus
    • Taste
      The alcohol strength carries the malt and makes a good start. But since not much variations of flavor come through otherwise, it is quite alcoholic
    • Finish
      Here, for the first time, a certain age is noticeable by a moderate bitterness, medium-long and dry

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, light. Bright grapes, lemon cream, lime zest. Flower shop, damp earth, sandstone. Some hay, chamomile tea and clover blossoms.
    • Taste
      Dry champagne, light honey, gooseberries, gold kiwi. Whole wheat toast, applesauce, garden herbs. Milk chocolate, almonds, peppery oak.

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. mr.p9 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. RL_whisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I really find it very good and just cannot understand the low rating here in the base.
    I´d surely buy a bottle if it wasn´t that ridiculously expensive.
    • Nose
      malty, caramel, nuts. baked apples, danish pastry.
      give it time for some hints of tropical fruits to arise!
      a little vanilla
    • Taste
      with water (not very much): striking in my opinion!
      wonderful mixture of malt, mature garden fruits, vanilla, caramel and softest oak. milk chocolate. pleasant sweetness (just the right amount of caramel)
    • Finish
      long, on cappuccino and chocolate


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