Pittyvaich 20 Year Old Whisky 2009 Bottling
A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt.
From Pittyvaich, a short lived, now closed Speyside distillery.
Unusually, this whisky has already survived longer than the distillery that made it.
A first limited edition release.
From refill American Oak casks filled in 1989.
Only 6000 individually numbered bottles worldwide.
The distillery produced for just eighteen years so single malt releases are very rare.
Previous Pittyvaich bottlings were few and sherried in style, so this is a first time opportunity to experience Pittyvaich's true distillery character in a mature single malt bottling.
The clean freshness makes this an unusual aperitif malt. Relatively straightforward, this is an interesting example of a make from a closed distillery that is rarely seen, especially at this age.
Nose - Pale Gold. Light beading.
Body - Light to medium.
Palate - Appetising. There's plenty of crisp, clean grassiness on show here. Sweet, but also slightly sharp (crisp green apples, surprising in such a long matured malt). Again water helps, making it all clean, fresh and acidic, with a surprising trace of salt. At its heart, the mineral taste dominates. Very slightly oily.
Finish - Short to medium, then warming.
Distilled at Pittyvaich Whisky Distillery