G&M, Connoisseurs Choice, Pittyvaich 1992 30YO (700ml)
Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice,
Pittyvaich 1992 (30YO)
Passion for single malt Scotch whisky has been at the heart of Gordon & MacPhail's family business for four generations. This range is an ever-changing collection of unique perspectives on distilleries’ own bottlings, non-chill-filtered single cask and small batch expressions bottled at cask strength and exceptional one-offs. For the malt whisky explorer, it promises a journey of discovery through different flavours, finishes, strengths and vintages.
Created in 1968 by whisky visionary, George Urquhart, over the years this range has featured single malts from almost 100 Scottish distilleries. Comprising more than 2,000 individual bottlings, each Connoisseurs Choice tells its life story through its label: cask type, bottling date, strength, vintage and tasting note.
Pittyvaich (pronounced pitty-vake) was one of Scotland's shortest-lived single malt whisky distilleries. It was only in operation for 18 years (from the early 1970s to the 1990s). The distillery was built to boost production levels of single malt for blending contracts. As a result, very little single malt was bottled from Pittyvaich. This makes it difficult to come by, bar a few limited editions releases these days.
Pittyvaich was known for a nutty, spicy and robust style of single malt that exhibited an estery top note. The spirit was predominantly matured in bourbon casks from the American whiskey industry.
Cask: Refill Bourbon Barrel
Cask No. 4023
Age: 30 Years
Non Chill Filtered, No Colour Added
Nose: Fresh PEANUTS intertwine with LEMON PEEL and freshly cut GRASS. Ripe GREEN APPLE aromas come to the fore alongside GUAVA and DRIED BANANA.
Taste: LIME ZEST combines with MILK CHOCOLATE and DESICCATED COCONUT. Sweet FRUIT SORBET with hints of GUAVA and soft PEPPER.
Finish: Medium-bodied with TOASTED ALMONDS and lingering SPICE.