PITTYVAICH 30 YEAR OLD 1989 (Special Release 2020)

70cl, 50.8%

RM 2,800

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Awarded 90 Points on whiskyfun.com by Serge.

See other: Diageo Special Release 2020

Matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Sweet oak, delicate ripe fruitiness and dried flowers leap from the glass. 
  • Palate: Soft and rounded with a core of tropical fruit – a tin of fruit salad (drained) with a drizzle of single cream. Oaky spice develops along with biscuit notes and the leafy green notes from the nose.
  • Finish: The leaves linger, with flashes of fruit and spice. Fruity hops remain.

PITTYVAICH 30 YEAR OLD 1989 (Special Release 2020)

PITTYVAICH 30 YEAR OLD 1989 (Special Release 2020). A fifth Pittyvaich to pop up in the Special Releases, and the third year in a row for one to appear. In keeping with all the others, this is a 1989-vintage release, now clocking in at 30 years old. The distillery wasn’t open for long and closed in 1993, but there must be something about the vintage that keeps Diageo coming back for more. It is definitely the best vintage from the distillery.

This elusive 1989 Pittyvaich from the last remaining stocks is the first ever to be finished in first-fill ex-bourbon casks. This Speyside gem is a closed distillery, and until now familiar only to a knowledgeable few. Part of the Diageo Special Releases 2020 range, this is a very rare and limited high-aged release of only 7,056 bottles.

Aromas of sweet oak, delicate ripe fruitiness and dried flowers leap from the glass. The palate is soft and silky, the sweet taste rich in notes of vanilla that perfectly match the classic green, creamy and fruity distillery character. It becomes drying in the development, while the smooth, warming finish closes with a final sweet flourish.

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