Pittyvaich 1989 29 Year Old Special Releases 2019

  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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70cl / 51.4%

Pittyvaich 1989 / 29 Year Old / Special Releases 2019

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Pittyvaich is often described as rare – it was only open for 19 years and closed back in 1993. This is the third Special Release from the distillery since 2015, ‘double-matured’ in oloroso and Pedro-Ximénez-seasoned casks. A complex and rewarding palate of citrus, malt, caramel, orange and buttery pastry.

Tasting Notes (4)

Pittyvaich 1989 29 Year Old Special Releases 2019

70cl / 51.4%

In Stock

£330

Flavour Profile

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Orange Orange
  • Malt Malt
  • Butter Butter
  • Caramel Caramel
Facts

Facts

  • Bottler Icon

    Bottler

    Distillery Bottling

  • Age Icon

    Age

    29 Year Old

  • Vintage Icon

    Vintage

    1989

  • No of Bottles Icon

    No of Bottles

    5568

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Scotland

  • Region Icon

    Region

    Speyside

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Almost fizzy – hints of sourness, yeast and candied peel. Fruity notes build – dried apples and pears with a handful of sultanas – with bready notes leading to darker and richer flavours. Hints of milk chocolate, light fruitcake and brown sugar slowly emerge.

    • Palate

      Creamy texture leading into a complicated palate. Sweet orchard fruit tussles with oak spice, and the fruit wins in the end. The fizziness is back, with sour sugar notes balanced by spiced shortbread. Buttery pastry develops, filled with uncooked apple and ready for the oven.

    • Finish

      Spice lingers, slowly fading to reveal apples, pears, sultanas and damp oak.

    • Comment

      It wouldn’t be a Pittyvaich if it wasn’t a little out of the ordinary, and this combines last year’s yeastiness with a load of fruit to create a very interesting dram – I suspect it’ll split opinion.

  • Ning Heywood, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Plenty of citrus to start with, followed by Irn Bru, marmite on toast, vanilla, butter and strawberry jam.

    • Palate

      Malty at first, it mellows quickly into vanilla, marmalade, buttery toast and flowers. There’s a hint of something spicy, hidden below a layer of sugared-almonds, fizzy drinks and lemon sherbet.

    • Finish

      A hint of Irn Bru returns, bringing with it caramel, sweet grass, bitter orange and crystalised ginger.

  • Caroline Roddis, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Quite sour at first. Irn Bru-esque notes of fizzy orange on top of still-baking Eccles cakes and crème caramel. Kirsch cherries and singed toffee raisins are underscored by a herbal note and intensely sweet vanilla.

    • Palate

      Marmite on toast. Bowls of freshly-made orange and bergamot jam next to bread straight from the oven. A rush of early summer red fruit tarts and zingy spice, develop into softer raisin fudge.

    • Finish

      Short, with red fruit toffee at the fore followed by cookie dough and a hint of ginger root.

  • Tom Ransome-Jones, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Immediately, something of cane-juice rum – green, vegetal, slightly funky – before softening to something of floral honey. Then, quite savoury and mineral; plaster dust.

    • Palate

      Light juicy fruit – green gage plums – and then menthol and lively, floral notes. Porcelain delicate; crisp and well defined.

    • Finish

      Wood and a little warmth, with more lingering menthol and a very light touch of domestic minerality.

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