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Pittyvaich

Region:

Whisky

Appellations:

Speyside

Colour Range:

Whisky

Price Range:

£275.00 - £311.67

Number of Whiskies:

3 whiskies

Pittyvaich

Opened in 1975, Pittyvaich was one of the shortest-lived distilleries

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ever built on Speyside; the innocent victim of industry
restructuring, it closed in 1993 through no fault of its whisky and
has long since been demolished. Unsurprisingly, its pleasing single
malt has never been widely available, though it has been proven to
age well; none younger than 25 years of age remains. Most closed
distilleries have produced for decades, even centuries before their
closure, but Pittyvaich lived for a mere eighteen years. The name is
Gaelic and may refer to an early dwelling on the site, a ‘farmstead
at the birch wood’. The distillery was, however, an impressive and
ultramodern state of the art building, built around stills that were
an exact replica of those at Dufftown, then its sister distillery.
Pittyvaich, it was said, was designed around its plant and not, as is
often the case with older distilleries, vice versa.

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