Pittyvaich 1989 25 year old (Diageo Special Release 2015), 49.9%

Price: $400 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Good to see Pittyvaich back in the Special Release roster. Here we have the heavy, nutty character of the distillery given full expression. The emphasis here is on a mix of nuts, cake mix, and dense fruits: even a little hint of cigarette tobacco. When neat, the palate has real density that is enlivened by water, which brings out fresher—and decidedly more green—notes. Worth a dram.