Pittyvaich 30 Year (2020 Special Release)

Single Malt

Pittyvaich // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

4.25
4 out of 5 stars
( 1 )

Pittyvaich 30 Year is one of eight single malt Scotch whiskies in Diageo's 2020 Special Release Collection. Crafted by master blender Dr. Craig Wilson, the theme for this year's collection is "Rare by Nature." Pittyvaich 30 Year is finished in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, a first for this distillery. It is bottled at a natural cask strength of 50.

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8% ABV. Pittyvaich closed its doors in 1993 and this single malt was distilled in 1989. This bottling is the only one in the collection to come from a ghost, or closed, distillery. Availability is limited to 7,056 bottles in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, select Asian markets and airport duty free in late fall 2020. .

Pittyvaich 30 Year is one of eight single malt Scotch whiskies in Diageo's 2020 Special Release Collection. Crafted by master blender Dr. Craig Wilson, the theme for this year's collection is "Rare by Nature." Pittyvaich 30 Year is finished in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, a first for this distillery. It is bottled at a natural cask strength of 50.8% ABV. Pittyvaich closed its doors in 1993 and this single malt was distilled in 1989. This bottling is the only one in the collection to come from a ghost, or closed, distillery. Availability is limited to 7,056 bottles in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, select Asian markets and airport duty free in late fall 2020.

  • age
    30 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    50.8
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill bourbon cask finish

Tasting Notes

"Sweet porridge with a drizzle of honey, but also some lime peel and just a touch of beeswax and furniture polish. There's a whiff of sour beer, a well as some eucalyptus. Very elegant and mature to nose. Quite creamy on the palate and certainly pretty singular. Some faint IPA-ish quality but also Chinese licorice, tobacco and a touch of ginger. There's whiffs of apple and citrus as well. Water brings out more orchard fruits."

Score 92
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