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Pittyvaich 1989

Overall rating
88.36/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
5922
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281041988
Added on
19 Oct 2015 9:22 am by mds51
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 318,21

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Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 1989

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.36 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring soft fruit notes and floral aromas flow out of my glass. The alcohol content (49.9% cask strength) is perfectly integrated and allows long breaths just above the edge of the glass. Fresh, bright fruits are immediately dominant. Apricots, green apples, pears, pineapple, a hint of passion fruit and hints of unripe strawberries cement the fruity foundation. The gentle fruit flavors are covered with soft vanilla / caramel and blossom honey notes. This is followed by malt, almonds and a light, reminiscent of Clynelish, wax note. An unbelievably beautiful contrast is the distinctive oak wood notes, which are always perceptible, but at no time push the fruity-fresh aromas into the background. The nose excites me right away, as it depicts a very harmonious symbiosis of silky soft fruit notes and a noticeably long maturing period of a quarter of a century.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly oily and soft the Pittyvaich starts on the palate. The strong alcohol content gives the malt sufficient strength and fits my feeling very well again. I renounce the addition of water. In the beginning sweet, bright fruits dominate the taste again: apricots, green apples, pears and tropical fruits I perceive. It is followed by floral notes, vanilla, sweet malt, plenty of almonds, milk chocolate, fresh mown grass, hints of herbs and pine needles, wax and tart oak notes. Hidden deep in the background is a tender smoke flag. Similar to the nose, the taste is very complex and harmonious. The palate is already slightly dry.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, fruity-spicy and warm. The sweet fruit notes dominate in the short term with a little honey and vanilla. Milk chocolate and herbs follow. The spicy notes of oak wood are beneficial in the end and cause a noticeable, but always pleasant, dryness. A fine nuttiness and delicate smokiness set the final point.

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    With under € 300 one of the cheaper of the Diageo Special Releases 2015 & 16 - and one of the best, thus at the PLV very far ahead. Beautiful fruity and light-sweet notes, the smell reflects great in the taste again, very creamy, tasty, little bitter-woody-spicy notes, a great, self-contained whisky.
    • Nose
      fresh and fruity, pineapple, banana, vanilla, double biscuits with lemon filling, white pepper ... still has good sharpness, something tingles in the nose, with some water come ripe bananas, vanilla, biscuit and lemon cream even more intense, plus fresh sawdust from young wood
    • Taste
      sweet banana, vanilla cream, a hint of ripe, juicy pear, in passing an exotic-fruity touch, then butter cookies, milk chocolate, milk coffee, Nutella, ends in tart, dried kitchen herbs
    • Finish
      medium-long mild-sweet and creamy, light chocolate, vanilla and banana sound again after, a little longer then remains the pleasantly dry herbal note, not the slightest trace of bitter or spicy (which is actually at least a minimum of whisky at least here)

  3. Hemdl scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Actually, I'm not a huge fan of classic species, too often I find it boring or interchangeable. But this one is really exciting, offers many different flavors and manages to wrap these into a harmonious overall work of art. A magnificent ex-Bourbon maturation as it is written in the book, complex and clean matured. Too often, the malts of closed distilleries are overestimated and improperly transfigured, but here it meets exactly my taste. Great malt!
    • Nose
      Sweet, light, malty, slightly floral. Classic Speysider. Light fruits, some creamy honey, in the background clearly noticeable textures of bitter oak.
      After a certain time in the glass clear almonds, green apples and malty sweetness.
    • Taste
      Almost perfect alcohol content is the first thing I think. Strong and direct, but not overburdening and piercing. This fits easily, water does not necessarily need the Pittyvaich.
      On the tongue now a wonderful combination of nutty aromas (again, the almonds from the nose, but also walnut), slightly floral notes, spicy-sweet oak. The latter had much less present than I expected after the nose, which is very good for the malt.
      Generally a very oily consistency, nestles down to the tongue and palate. There in addition to the already mentioned flavors again with slightly grassy notes (just a Speysider) and green fruits, but also interesting herbal notes, which I can not really determine. At the end with a slight smoke / peat note. Beautiful variety and altogether very harmonious, that fits!
    • Finish
      In the medium-long finish with the expected oak notes, even here not as dry and bitter as feared. Slightly astringent, without jottings. Light fruity notes and some honey before the oak takes over and the sweet and spicy tannins remain. Here, too, with a slight hint of smoke, but less clearly than on the tongue.

  4. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/twe-whisky-show-closed-distilleries/

    Also tried in the queue [of the Whisky Show], on day 2. I had this down at 84 points when I tried it along with Diageo’s other special releases in 2016. In today’s company, I find it far more seductive.

    C: With a rich, firm-yet-delicate metallic character, I find it reminiscent of Diageo’s 1975 Glen Albyn [WB], that they released way back in 2002!

    Scores a B

  5. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      bright fruits: apple, lime later pear and butter biscuits join
    • Finish
      dry, medium long

  6. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Peach, vanilla, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, leather, wax, melon, green apple, apricot and nectarines.

  7. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      A very soft or mild nose without being flat. Sublime malty vanilla and soft fruits. Very little tingle of alcohol.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, sweet and a beautifull spiciness growing slowly but never gets overwhelming. Comes in different layers and in good balance.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Good medium finish, very warming, pleasant and slightly (but never too much) spicy.

  8. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    3-3-2018:

    Nose: grain, flowers, pepper, little sharpTaste: fruit, maltyFinish: hint of oak, white wine, chocolate
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, close in style to his 20-year-old brother, but the flavor is stiffer and simpler, although older, deeper, but there is no that pleasant lightness and airiness, the taste / finish is also calmer, sweeter, in general, there are 5 years difference in age, smoothness, solidity appeared, the lightness disappeared and yet it became slightly more boring.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, field grasses, lemon peel, carpenter's workshop, freshly planed board, wood dust, light notes of the syllabus, weak flower-honey motives, green apples, light wine motives.
    • Taste
      Dense, powerful, oily, oak-astringent, sweet, creamy notes, toffee, condensed milk, nut paste, lemon, candied lime.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, candied ginger, cream, condensed milk, toffee, eclairs with boiled condensed milk, caramel candies, soft oak bitterness, herbal notes.

  10. Fernet Branco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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