Pittyvaich 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
16 Feb 2011 12:51 am

Average value

€ 292.21

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Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.40 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not as bad as the reputation of Pittyvaich in general. Nose is not very promissing, but I like the taste.
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, but also cardboard and sulphur.
    • Taste
      Malty, dry sherry (quite intense actually). Some vanilla. Not very complex, but enjoyable thpugh.
    • Finish
      Medium long, soft on the tongue.

  2. pere scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spicy, sweetish, sherry, a bit of fruitiness, a bit of grass, gets soapy with water.
    • Taste
      Spicy sweetness, a hint of wood.
    • Finish
      Sweet spices, toffee, a bit of wood. Actually quite drinkable, but really nothing to remember.

  3. jkswift scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet sherry but something odd in the back, not bad though.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Somehow does not fit the nose. Dry Sherry, peppery and spices. Lacks complexity and would do better at cask strength.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very soft, dry and short

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like it great today. Especially the spicy oak leaves a decent impression.
    • Nose
      sweet, spicy, sherry and neat oak, very spicy orange, slightly sour.
    • Taste
      unusual profile, sweetish, oak, sherry aromas, some matches, also some plastic.
    • Finish
      Pepper, sherry, oak, light match, more pepper at the end.

  5. Timo scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    good one from a gone distillery
    • Nose
      dry fruits, raisins, fruity, perfume, grassy, woody
    • Taste
      more dry fruits, fruity, komplex, sweet, malty, round, bitter
    • Finish
      lightly smoke, bitter, oily, spicy, dry, warm, not so long

  6. Willie JJ scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    They tried hard with this one to give us a good example of Pittyvaich, but there were good reasons that they flattened the place in my opnion. The wonderful winey quality of this works hard, but there's always that disharmony from the spirit that stops the potential greatness. All that said there are enough good things about this to ensure that I won't mind drinking it.
    • Nose
      Winey and a little stinky with plenty of christmas cake notes alongside a wet cardboard and mushroom vague sense of decay. It's clear that some nice casks were used here but there are notes in the Pittyvaich spirit that just don;t smell very good.
    • Taste
      It's the same on the palate. There are some classy sherry notes (I suspect Oloroso), but they sit alongside a musty dankness that just detracts a little from the experience. 
    • Finish
      Some genuine excitement here with powerful spice and mixed peel overwhelming the off notes. A bit drying but very nice.

  7. Jai scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    With some drops of water: no flavor-expansion, becomes only less intense

    Nice tasty and interesting Malt.
    • Nose
      raisins, pepper, almonds, orange, some sherry, no smoke but spices ... some indian masala?
    • Taste
      vanilla, sweetness, pepper, walnut, cloying wood. A hint of mushroom? A whiff of smoke. Really comlex and uncommon.
    • Finish
      moderately warm and long


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