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Pittyvaich 1989

Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
97
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

€ 318,45

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Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 1989

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 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. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  4. 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

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. Fernet Branco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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)

  8. RL_whisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An interesting, light dram for people who like this direction, almost more Lowlander than Speysider, but has something interesting about it.
    • Nose
      Very floral nose, green apple, honey (light), vanilla, chamomile, pear, waxy and a little nut
    • Taste
      Pear, green apple, eigtl the whole nose again chewed through, with pineapple, a little apricot and vllt. even bright berries, almonds
    • Finish
      Dry and light-fruited, pear and apricot remain with the shell and slight exotic-florality, medium length

  10. whiskytheo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Pittyvaich 25 year old Special Release 2015 is a 25 year old Speyside single malt from the closed Pittyvaich distillery that was closed in 1993 in the Diageo Special Release series of 2015. Distilled in 1990 and matured in refill bourbon hogsheads before being bottled in 2015 at vat strength (cask strength) of 49.9%. A limited release of 5922 bottles. http://www.dramtime.nl/Pittyvaich-25-years-old-Special-Release-1990-2015
    • Nose
      Ripe and firm with nuts, Christmas cake, a hint of tobacco, some soy and cereal.
    • Taste
      Dark fruit with rich breakfast cereals, raspberries, hops and green apple.
    • Finish
      Pure and sturdy.

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