Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskymax (Wx)
Bottling serie
Spirit & Cask Range
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
44.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Nov 2016 10:12 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 208.04

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48 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Pittyvaich 1988 Wx

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points

  1. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Although the nose is somewhat strange in its own way, its fruity nature allows it to have a sweet and fruity taste. Unfortunately, the taste is almost only acidic and tart aromas perceptible in the end, the same flavors. After this promising nose, I am a little disappointed. Otherwise it fits ...
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Creamy roasted aromas and a mixture of dried and sweet fruits immediately rise in the nose. At first, the complex flavors can not be properly defined ... Spicy wood and Christmas biscuits, biscuits mix with a sweet fruit and vanilla note, apricots and vineyard peaches flashed over and over again. The pastry flavor, it could be biscuits, is currently very dominant, with sweet fruit flavors such as apricots and slowly end up in a greasy aroma. The very interesting combination of the nose makes me curious about the first sip!
    • Taste
      Fermented and sour fruit flavors dominate the first sip. A bit spicy and not round, the first sip runs through the palate and immediately stimulates the salivation. A subtle sharpness and a hint of furniture polish exude their peculiar aroma, the sour flavors increase and a slightly tart mouthfeel arises. When it comes to autumn and oak, the taste goes on in the end.
    • Finish
      The salivation is stimulated again in the wake. Tart wood and sour fruit flavors are resting on the tongue, and the aroma of wet foliage and immature walnuts slowly sets in. the relatively short aftertaste ends slightly tart with a woody and sourish fruity note.

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very own malt, which makes you wonder if it's all Distillery character, the blatant comes out here.
    • Nose
      Toasted and roasted notes, biscuit dough, dry leaves, fresh cocoa powder, chestnuts and almonds, fresh color and oak chips, a lot of malt, fruit kernels, black pepper
    • Taste
      Biscuits, pepper, nutmeg, herbs everywhere, cough syrup, mint, gentian, thyme, lavender, almonds, fennel, black tea, nettle, biscuit, brown sugar, cocoa, very own and bittersweet, like a herbal liqueur in the bakery
    • Finish
      Autumn leaves, chestnut, almonds and now some citrus peels, dry malt, thyme, medium-long

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Begin restrained. Hay, a little cow's milk, slightly rancid butter. Campari soda. Freshly mowed grass, dandelions, pollen, dry firewood. Crushed chili peppers.
    • Taste
      Soft. Honey, oranges, apricots. Hazelnuts, milk chocolate. Wheat beer, ginger ale, sour cocoa beans.

  6. Muff Potter scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. edhunter15 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    If you are looking for a whisky with totally extraordinary flavors, then this Pittyvaich is perhaps the right one. In the nose, the whisky is initially somewhat reserved for its 28 years. However, a complex range of flavors builds up relatively quickly, dominated by sweet honey, interesting plant notes, warming scents and smoke-like gum flavors. In the mouth then shows the surprise. Because with gherkins, sauerkraut and legumes, I do not usually expect a whisky. I also do not know if I would have blindly assigned the taste to a whisky. In any case, I will not forget these flavors so quickly. Therefore, I am glad to have tasted this malt from a closed distillery.
    • Nose
      First, a soft mild honey sweetness accompanied by floral notes (tulip flowers and some clover), some cocoa powder and fresh plant notes (cucumbers with a little oil and herbal salt, freshly mown grass). At the same time, these aromas are carried by a subtle touch of gum, reminiscent of a Virgin Oak ripening, and takes on features of very light smoke (as in Highland Park). After a few minutes, a light, soft caramel oak grows up and sweet scent flavors show up (vanilla scent sticks, cinnamon, vanilla rooibos tea, speculaas). A little later, another odor mask opens and there are clear notes of sweet and sour white wine, some vinegar and asparagus. After the first sip, sweet honey and vegetable notes dominate. In addition, there are now slightly bitter citrus flavors (lemon, lime) and in the background are unusual vinegar and bean notes.
    • Taste
      Broad beans, gherkins, green peppers and parsley dominate here (very unusual for a whisky). In addition, there are subtle cocoa flavors, slightly sour white wine and a very mild dry wood note in the background.
    • Finish
      Here you will first see a peppery dry oak, followed by coleslaw, green pepper, gin-tonic with cucumbers and gherkins. Also some ashes and the smoke-like aromas reappear. At the very end a taste of beans and peas remains.


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