Pittyvaich 1989 20 Year Old

Pittyvaich 1989 20 Year Old Many thanks to my good whisky friend Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) from the Nosing Arse blog for this sample of Pittyvaich; my first time trying anything from this distillery.

A closed distillery from speyside which hasn't produced whisky since 1993, this particular dram was released as part of the 2009 diageo special releases.

This is tasty, very tasty, hugely sweet and woody on the nose and fruity, malty and spicy on the palate, I wish I'd tried Pittyvaich before and will definitely look out for some in the future also.

Thanks again to Johnnie (@johnniestumbler) for the sample.


Light gentle woody notes with woody conference pear notes, vanilla, creamy, lots of fruitiness, hints of sugared almond, biscuity with lots of digestives and custard creams in the mix. I keep going back to this, I'm sure there's a hint of smoke in here but it may just be very malty.

That fruitiness and biscuit notes comes in first, like digestives with orchard fruits on top, a slight hint of very malty notes or light smoke, some pepper and spice comes through too.

Peppery, light spices and orchard fruits.

Bottle Name: Pittyvaich 1989 20 Year Old
Age: 20
ABV: 57.50
Distiller: Pittyvaich
Bottler: Pittyvaich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside

Read others opinions on this dram here:-

Whisky Notes

Related Articles

Balblair 1989 3rd Edition
Hammerhead 1989 Vintage
Diageo Special Releases 2015 Line-Up Announced
Cù Bòcan 1989
Littlemill Release Exclusive 25 Year Old