2015 Release Pittyvaich 25 year, 49.9%abv - Distilled in 1989, bottled in 2015 - 5922 bottles produced
Firm nose, honey-sweet aromas of fermented malt laced with almond oil set the tone before the aroma quickly becomes more complex, with delicate fruity high notes (pineapple, baked green apple, strawberry jam).
The palate is surprisingly mild at natural strength, the overall taste sweet and cooling, with light acidity. In the development, there’s a warm nuttiness, still oily and malty as on the nose, with that balancing sharpness: it’s as if treacle toffee were cut by a green apple crispness. The finish is warm, pungent and herbal with a hint of peat; later, drying, with a heather honey aftertaste.