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Pittyvaich 20 yo Special Release 2009

by Oliver Klimek on January 10, 2011


My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Straw
Nose: Citrus fruit, apricot, vanilla, polished wood, hints of nuts and malt.
Palate: Malt, lemon zest, vanilla, ginger and pepper.
Finish: Long, fruity and spicy, even a little salty at the end.
Overall: Like ever so often the palate doesn’t quite deliver what the gorgeous nose is promising. The wood spices are dominating the other flavours. The finish again is great.

Rating: 84/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Buy Pittyvaich Special Release 2010 at Master of Malt

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sjoerd de Haan January 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I thought it a pretty good dram. A quite fierce taste, with a lot of flavours that differ from what you expect after nosing it! I reckoned it was the most exciting premium release of last year (not counting the Port Ellen and Brora, that is).


Oliver Klimek January 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I noticed that I tend to be put off a little by strong spices in plain bourbon cask malts like this one. Your mileage may vary 😉


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