A weird whisky all round. Pleasing character, but just doesn't feel right.
Aged 12 Years
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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.
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.
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