Pittyvaich 1979 Duncan Taylor ROR
Added on Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:13 AM
  Bottler: Duncan Taylor
  Age: 28 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.70 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $140 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled 04.1979       Bottled 04.2007       Cask no. 5633       174 Bottles
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Member Ratings and Notes
N: Perfume, marshmallow, and some other stuff (illegible notes).
P: Very light, floral, powdery, nice mouth feel.
F: Just some fleeting sweetness.   This may be to it's benefit, however, as the overall effect is an eminently drinkable malt.  Pop in a Fresh Prince CD and get you equipped for the summertime. 
Nose of floral stuff, honey, vanilla, caramel, and white wine.  Palate: DELISH.  And complex.  There's a great interplay of spice, fruit, coffee, and chocolate, almost like they all dance together (yeah I know that's corny, but that's what they do).  Finish lasts forever.  Winner! 
Sweet nose, with sugary qualities.  The first time I had this I thought it was just OK.  But the second try won me over.  You have to take your time with it to get it all.  It's very complex.  I didn't get the coffee notes until Adam mentioned it, but it's there -- sweet berry Kenyan coffee. Maybe a little coconut.  Long finish.  A good one to end the night and sip on for some time. 
Meaty, malty, generically ok. 
Double mint gum obvious to me on the nose.  Mint and tea leaves with some milk chocolate and a long finish.  Just terrific. 
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