Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year
William Grant & Sons // Lowlands, Scotland
Girvan is a single grain distillery in the Lowland region of Scotland. If you've never heard of them, you're not alone despite their annual production of just over 100 million liters per year. William Grant & Sons are taking a giant leap into trying to expand this little known category, and doing so with a premium release. Their 25 year bottling is produced from a mash bill consisting of mostly corn and was distilled in the original column still the distillery first used in the 1960's. Aged in mostly refill American oak with a splash of European oak, this is non chill filtered and no color is added.
Single GrainDistilled 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 Typerefill American oak, European oak
"As the mash bill is mostly corn, a bourbon-like aroma is no surprise. There are some baked pear and vanilla with gentle baking spices found both on the nose and the palate. Much richer than the younger NAS release, No. 4 Apps, there still remains an elegance that seems to be their signature. This is a whisky that builds in character as you continue to drink and has a great retro nasal profile, particularly with the fruit notes. The price tag will probably not make this your daily dram, however."