Single refill hogshead cask #6923. 1965 vintage single grain from William Grants Girvan distillery at Ailsa Bay - rarely bottled as single grain let alone at this age. Bottled at full strength.
Carries crunched sugar (then barley sugar) and spices, sweet oils and a bit of the original Bourbon cask – all on the nose. Massively sweet on the palate – distinctly syrupy it then warms to an Italian herbal liqueur style and those same earlier detected spices. It has a short but still sweet finish with a late/more oaky suggestion to it.
Girvan Single Grain Whiskey
Girvan Distillery is a Scottish Lowland grain whiskey distillery situated on the Ayrshire coast. It looks out to the island of Ailsa Craig the source of granite from which curling stones are shaped. William Grant and Sons Ltd opened this distillery in 1963 to supply grain whiskey to their blends of scotch but with careful maturation in quality casks Girvan is also able to produce excellent single grain whiskies.