Appearance: Bright gold.
Nose: Creamy and delicate with hints of vanilla custard, apple juice, pear drops, Galia melon, shortbread, marzipan.
Palate: Warm apple tarte tatin, lemon sherbet, jasmine blossom.
Finish: A warming note of white pepper with lasting almond oil and sweet apple butter pastries.

Girvan Single Grain Scotch Whisky

17 YEAR OLD

This Single Grain Scotch Whisky was distilled and filled into a re-fill barrel at Girvan Distillery in Ayrshire in 2006 and bottled at 53.7% after spending a period of secondary maturation in a French oak cask which previously held the highly-prized apple brandy of the Brittany region, Fine Bretagne. We nurtured this very special whisky through the ageing process, checking the quality of the liquid on a regular basis and bottling at just the right point. Not too much, not too little character from the wood.

The apple brandy has seasoned the oak to deliver a ‘finish’ of tarte tatin and crème anglaise, jasmine blossom, lemon sherbet, almond oil and marzipan.

Only 256 bottles produced from one cask no. 4021.

The Distillate
Distillery: Girvan
Region: Lowland
Style: Multi-column distillation, gives the whisky its spirity vibrancy and light and delicate fruity character.

Primary Maturation
American Oak ex-Bourbon Barrel
A gentle cask for the majority of the maturation period imparts some of the toastier, oaky aspects over time.

Secondary ageing/finish
Fine Bretagne
Region: Brittany, France
Type: Apple Brandy
Style: Floral notes with stewed apples. Vivacious and fruity with great depth.