Pittyvaich 1989
25 Year Old Special Releases 2015

70cl / 49.9%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Pittyvaich 1989 / 25 Year Old / Special Releases 2015
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Part of Diageo's Special Releases 2015. Lots of nutty cereal and almond notes, with mango and lemon tart. Very moreish.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
25 Year Old
Vintage
1989
Bottling Date
2015
No of Bottles
5922
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Lemon Lemon
  • Mango Mango
  • Almond Almond
  • Malt Malt
  • Toffee Toffee

Pittyvaich 1989 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Flowers and nuts off the bat – honeysuckle, rose, hazelnuts and almonds. Sweetness develops, with the almonds gaining a sugary shell, a sprinkling of icing sugar and a balancing squeeze of lemon. Polished tables, with a hint of beeswax, sit behind the sweetness along with sweet white grape juice.

    Palate: Sharp and spicy to start, with little of the nose's sweet and floral character. However, with some time in the glass and a drop of water, the freshly sawn oak and sappy twigs soften to reveal sweet and zesty apples and spice – cinnamon and nutmeg.

    Finish: Spiced apple and its skin, slowly fading to liquorice and black pepper.

    Comment: An inviting and fruity nose leads to a spicy body that shows the whisky's age. A drop of water is essential, despite its relatively low cask strength, and reveals layers of fruit and spice.

2 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    1 February 2018

    Enjoyed this W friday 19.1.18. Nose suprisingly spirituous and closed. Taist, very much like a NAS speysider, fruty and alcohol sweetness. Finish, where is it? No wonder this cask became 25 year, it was never redy to be bottled.

  • 5
    12 March 2017

    This whisky is superb, it's an absolute flavour sensation but unfortunately it's expensive