Old and mostly unknown

A third entry in the Diageo Special Releases for Pittyvaich. It’s a rare whisky to see as the distillery was closed in 1993 and very few casks have made it out into the wild. Fortunately, Diageo have dropped another 1989-vintage edition in the Special Releases, giving us a chance to try the distillery’s idiosyncratic style. It was matured in refill American-oak hogsheads and the gentle wood influence has revealed a core of fruity spirit.

Cask wood: refill American oak hogsheads.

Availability: 4,680 bottles.

Pittyvaich was a small distillery that was only open from 1974 to 1993. A 25 YO version was released as part of the Special Releases in 2015, so this year’s release is presumably from the same stock with 3 additional years of again.

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