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Pittyvaich 1989 20 Year Old Review

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.

Tasting Notes & Details


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 Details

Bottle Name: Pittyvaich 1989 20 Year Old
Age: 20
ABV: 57.50
Distiller: Pittyvaich
Bottler: Pittyvaich
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 17/12/2015 by Tom

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