Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 30 Year
William Grant & Sons // Lowlands, Scotland
Though single grain whiskies from Girvan exist in the independent bottling world, you will almost never see single grain whisky from ANY distillery released at this age. With the mash bill predominately containing corn and aged mostly in American oak, this is essentially their 25 Year Single Grain: The Sequel. But much more “Godfather 2” than “Hangover 2.”
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
"To compare this to its 25 year sibling, the additional five years in oak really intensifies the aroma and taste of dried fruits, in particular apricots and orchard fruits. With a bourbon-like mash bill in a whisky using aged, not new American oak barrels (and aging in Scotland) this doesn't have that intense spice driven and tannic profile that a bourbon of this age would have. It is not especially chewy or overly sweet, but refined and dare I say feminine. Spiced toffee and vanilla are the lingering notes on your palate."