Girvan Proof Strength Single Grain

Country: Scotland
Type: Single Grain
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 57.1%
Score: 85 points

Girvan Proof Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy William Grant & Sons. Likely the only official distillery bottling of a cask-strength single grain Scotch whisky on record, this Girvan’s nose has notes of lemon zest, allspice, vanilla, dried rose petals, and a soft oakiness. The taste is peppery and powerful with black pepper, cardamom, and ginger spices, along with lemon zest, vanilla, and a hint of oak in the background. The finish is long and peppery with underlying vanilla, coconut, and oak notes. This one needs some water to bring out honey and caramel apple notes that add some balance and complexity. (February, 2015)

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