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Overall rating
88.21/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB84067
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Vintage
03.1988
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
35105
Number of bottles
295
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 10 06 16 1 09:18 BB
Barcode
5024720855301
Added on
22 Jun 2016 12:58 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 234.73

15 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 1988 VM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.21 points

  1. jesper85 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    www.whiskyfun.com:

    Colour: straw. Nose: petrol, flints, lamp oil, pinot grigio, grapeseed oil, grist, wholegrain bread, engine oil… Well this is certainly old-school. Hints of swiss cheese too, cranberry jelly, a little balsamico, pils beer… It’s very intriguing, some kind of late 1980s Springbank made with different specs. With water: back to normality, this has almost become Glenfiddich 12, honest. Which, by the way, I think is pretty good these days, but we’re digressing.
    Mouth (neat): I can see why another sample would have gone awry, whilst this one did not but remains on the verge of wackiness. Sour fruits (rotting bananas), beers, yeast extracts, old mead, mutton suet… A funny drop for sure, but not a disaster. With water: same funny development, it becomes gentler, but would never totally lose its heavy-ish beery side. Some thicker sweet ale. Finish: rather long, a tad leafier and with more plasticine and paraffin. Something of old-style Mortlach here and there, perhaps. A meaty/sulphury side. Comments: absolutely not in 60-territories indeed, it’s good that a friend could set us straight on the right path. Thank you.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Starts out nice enough but does get bitter with time.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not often you get to try a Pittyvaich, and even less often at cask strength. There's a lot of mint through this that'll draw you in.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is super intense, Mandarin slices and malt candy, camphor and white tea. It's spirity but not offensively so. At 28 years it's still fresh, but very well put together.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The palate is rich, the camphor springs up,hints of pine and bitters, lots of malt sweetness. There's a subtle farm floral note, but the sweet syrup carries it away.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is a little short and underwhelming, lots of spice and peach iced white tea.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. mr.p9 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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