Pittyvaich

Aged 12 Years

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 4
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Specifications
Brand: Pittyvaich
Expression: Aged 12 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 1999
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Caramel, pulped fruit and oak. Not unpleasant, but curiously artificial. Almost brandy-like.
Palate: Fat and fruity, some sweet malt.
Finish: Coffee-biscuit sweetness and mealiness; not bad, but doesn't seem to hang right.
Comment: A weird whisky all round. Pleasing character, but just doesn't feel right.
6.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sherryish, perfumy, pear-skins.
Palate: Very sherryish; assertive. Some malty chewiness. Vanilla. Soft, sweet, pear-like fruitiness, moving to a spicy dryness.
Finish: Spicy, perfumy, intensely dry.
Comment: Pittyvaich has always seemed a bit spirity to me, like a Scottish grappa. This version is softened slightly by the sherry.
6.0
Visit the distillery
Pittyvaich (Closed 1993) Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Scotland
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