A series of three light character sweet whiskies. Same family? Probably. They all reveal sweetness but this one overdoes it.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain
30 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sweet. Cream soda, icing sugar. Candy shop scents. Touch of marshmallow. \r
Palate: Sweet and smooth. Satin like. Tastes like a soft drink.
Finish: Short and sweet.
Comment: A series of three light character sweet whiskies. Same family? Probably. They all reveal sweetness but this one overdoes it.
Nose: Pear drops, fresh apricot, star anise, vanilla and dream topping.
Palate: Spice is the order of the day here, which overpowers the vanilla a little, but does provide a foundation for some red berries and rhum agricole notes to flourish. The sweetness of the grain is again the order of the day here with brown sugars mixing with
Finish: Crème brûlée topping, roast chicken flavour crisps and toffee apple.
Comment: Oddly balanced, I can't work out if I'd mix this or drink it neat. The latter shouts louder, but only just.
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