Girvan No. 4 Apps Single Grain

Single Grain

William Grant & Sons // Lowlands, Scotland

community rating

3.13
3 out of 5 stars
( 24 )

Girvan is a single grain distillery owned by William Grant & Sons. The distillery, built in 1963, has been producing whisky ever since for their blended whiskies, but this is the first time the distillery has put out a distillery bottling. The No. 4 Apps (named after the distillery term for "apparatus") is distilled using vacuum distillation, something they have done since 1992. This is a wheat and barley mash and is aged (for an unstated time) in first fill and refill American oak.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
    42.0
  • Single Grain
    Distilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
  • Cask Type
    first fill American oak

Tasting Notes

"Sweet cereal notes and a touch of barrel spice are detected along with a dollop of vanilla. The whisky has some roundness and softness on the mid-palate, so is not as sharp and angular as you might expect from the color (which is unadulterated). It is quite a delicate whisky; if you are looking for a big, bold, bruiser of a whisky, this will not be the whisky for you. That said it is a lovely start to the evening and would be a good sipper for someone who is just dipping their toes into the whisky waters."

Score 88

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