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Brands and Distilleries : Girvan

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Girvan

Girvan Sincere Grain
- Scotland - 58.00%
7 Good spirit, but an average whisky.

Girvan Single Grain 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
8 I've always had a soft spot for this distillery's Black Barrel, and I like this version even more. Not very complex – but it is a grain whisky.

Girvan Single Grain 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Black Barrel with more age, more wood.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Girvan 1989
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An excellent refreshing dram. Well balanced, rich and light at the same time. Very enjoyable with chilled water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Masters Girvan 15 Years Old, Cask 110636
Single Grain - Scotland - 60.40%
7 Astonishingly full in both body and flavour for a grain whisky.

Old Masters Girvan 16 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 58.00%
7 Unrefined wood spoils the aromatic display. It does not leave a clean feel. A rather grumpy character.

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Fortynotout:
Girvanisn'tyournormalrunofthe…er…milldistillery.IanBuxtonpaiditavisit

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    Girvan Distillery
  • Girvan. Girvan. Ayrshire. Scotland. KA26 9PT
  • Tel : +44 1465 713 091

Chart Position

Latest
167
Best
156
Average
164

Bottle Price

Average
£185
Highest
£459

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