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Pittyvaich 25 Year Old
 49.8%    |    70cl

Established in 1975 and closed in 1993, the product of this short-lived Speyside distillery is rarely seen as a Single Malt Scotch Whisky and this bottling has lived longer than the distillery itself. The refill American Oak hogsheads and first fill ex-bourbon barrels create a complex, attractive and slender whisky, ideal for after-dinner contemplation.

Established in 1975 and closed in 1993, the product of this short-lived Speyside distillery is rarely seen as a Single Malt Scotch Whisky and this bottling has lived longer than the distillery itself. The refill American Oak hogsheads and first fill ex-bourbon barrels create a complex, attractive and slender whisky, ideal for after-dinner contemplation.

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Pittyvaich 25 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

A short-lived Speysider.

Appearance

Yellow gold with good beading.

Nose

Firm, honey-sweet fermented malt laced with almond oil set the tone before quickly becoming complex, with delicate fruity notes and a soft cushion of vanilla sponge and custard beneath.

Body

Medium.

Palate

Treacle toffee cut by green apple crispness: sweet and cooling, with light acidity developing into a warm nuttiness, still oily and malty as on the nose, with that balancing sharpness.

Finish

Slightly pungent and herbal with a hint of peat; later drying, with a heather honey aftertaste. Milder with water: still sweet and gently oily with balancing bitterness; spicy and faintly aromatic.

Information:

Make: PittyvaichTM

Age: 25 years old

Strength: 49.9% ABV

Place of Origin: Dufftown

Region: Speyside

Nose:

Firm, honey-sweet aromas of fermented malt laced with almond oil set the tone before the aroma quickly becomes more complex, with delicate fruity high notes (pineapple, baked green apple, strawberry jam). Beneath these lies a soft cushion of vanilla sponge and custard. Adding water brings up a beautiful sweetness and roundness with a fragrant, oily hue. The fruit is now sliced banana with honey on malted cereal, soft fruit sweets or barley sugar.

Palate:

Surprisingly mild at natural strength, the overall taste sweet and cooling, with light acidity. In the development, there’s a warm nuttiness, still oily and malty as on the nose, with that balancing sharpness: it’s as if treacle toffee were cut by a green apple crispness. Mid-palate, a fine, buttery fruit tart. When reduced with water, it becomes thicker in texture, more warming and drier; the taste is sweet and pithy, with dried mixed fruit and more of that balancing crisp apple acidity

Finish:

Medium in length and warming. Slightly pungent and herbal with a hint of peat; later, drying, with a heather honey aftertaste. Milder with water: still sweet and gently oily with balancing bitterness; spicy and faintly aromatic.