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Old Masters Girvan 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Masters Girvan 16 Years Old

Brand
Old Masters
Expression
Girvan 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Grain
Age
16 years old
Abv
58.00%
Produced at
James MacArthur & Co. ~ Girvan Distillery
Website
www.james-macarthur.co.uk
Availability
Worldwide

Martine Nouet

70
Nose
Buttery with a butyric/lactic edge. Floral (honeysuckle?) Sour fruit. Gooseberry. Sour yoghurt.
Palate
Oaky, far too oaky. A cardboardy tinge as well. Not very exciting.
Finish
Dry, with a bitter grip.
Comment
Unrefined wood spoils the aromatic display. It does not leave a clean feel. A rather grumpy character.

Dave Broom

70
Nose
Hay. A distinct cereal note, old cereal bags, hint of grappa-like twigginess, fennel. Thin.
Palate
Starts very soft and quiet (lemon barley water) then lashes out, snarling. Lemon juice and heat. Would give zest and energy to a blend, but lacks finesse and quality when on its own.
Finish
Hard cereal.
Comment
A volatile, pale-faced wee dram that suddenly turns on you.
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Published August 2006.

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

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