Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Stated Age
13 years old
58.4 % Vol.
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2010 11:16 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1250.00

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Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 1977 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.39 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2017]  High quality old Cadenhead stuff - I am always flabbergasted when I try a new one of these old (and long gone) dumpy bottles.

    The typical Pittyvaich profile is clearly recognizable - you will identify this distillery on the spot in a blind tasting. By the way, this one does not need any water - nevertheless it is a good swimmer (it gets much smoother and rounder and of course, even more sippable - but a little less interesting as all the peakes and surprises are gone, too).
    • Nose
      92 92
      The nose is excellent on home-grown fruits and sweet sherry flavours, complex and deep diving. One to sniff and explore for hours.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate a warm, tongue-coating and sweet, quite thick sherry and liquoreuse profile takes place with some recognisable wood influences (that provide a firm structure to all other aromas).
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is not that strong, but still very good. Medium length and not drying out. I really like this stuff.

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting whisky from this unbeloved closed distillery. Not that complex but with big character though.
    • Nose
      Quite alcoholic and woody to start with. Christmas cake. Blackcurrants and blackberries. Raspberry liqueur. Roasted nuts. Raisins. Moccha. Leathery notes. Whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      Very strong again. Lots of tanninnes. Hints of sherry. Prunes and orange peel. Nutmeg. Dark chocolate. Espresso coffee. Tobacco. Cloves and aniseed at the background.
    • Finish
      Long. Slightly bitter. Liquorice. Dry at the end.

  3. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    What a syrupy whisky with plenty of extract, easily drinkable without water.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry, forest fruits, spicy oak, raisin, prune, antique leather and milk coffee.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Powerful, syrupy. Big sherry. Tannic oak. Ginger and nutmeg. Orange peel, forest fruit jam and tobacco.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, bittersweet.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent stuff, just what I like at 58% no need for water.
    • Nose
      Stewed prunes, raisin, plum, some orange notes and a little chocolate, waffles.
    • Taste
      Very rich and syrupy on  orange and blackberry liqueur, salted caramel and a faint beef note
    • Finish
      Quite long on stewed fruits


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