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Overall rating
80.80/100
votes
9
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Vintage
2006
Bottled
Winter 2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
216
Strength
60.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Dec 2018 2:45 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.37

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Whisky Reviews for Girvan 2006 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.80 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    ** Overdrive **

    Girvan is a relatively young distillery, founded in 1963 by the family William Grant & Sons, which we all know from Glenfiddich and Balvenie, but also from Kininvie and newcomer Ailsa Bay. Girvan was founded to produce the needed quantity of grain for the blends of the company: Grant’s. We’ll try a relatively young cask that was bottle by Cadenheads in 2018. After 12 years of maturation, it still went into the bottle at 60.3% ABV.
    The nose is – in its genre – pleasant. Vanilla, lime, banana, pomegranate, popcorn and a fresh leaf of mint. You would not say this is above 60%, at least not on the nose.
    On the palate, however, it is indeed a kick to the teeth. Your saliva glands will go into overdrive to put out the fire that just ignited on your tongue. Lots of herbal notes like camphor, green garden herbs and mint, quickly followed by vanilla ice-cream, coconut, kiwi and some rummy notes. A tad spirity, though, but all in all, this is quite a pleasant grain whisky.
    The finish lasts very long, is fresh on mint, vanilla and some white pepper. Lemon juice at the death.
    Quite creamy for such a young grain, and very sweet. The typical notes of acetone or varnish are surprisingly absent, which I feel is advantageous.

  2. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    white wine color, liquid in the glass, thick slow tears
    • Nose
      77 77
      lemon, alcohol lemon, soft, young, vanilla? actually soft at this 60.3%
    • Taste
      70 70
      syrup, sweet syrup, spicy, volatile
    • Finish
      69 69
      powerful yet light, with a bitter sweet touch

  3. Georges scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, sweet, fruity (bananas, lemons), vanilla, nail polish remover, antifreeze
    • Taste
      Spirity, rum, vanilla, coconut, lemons
    • Finish
      Medium long, lemons, vanilla, coffee

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A surprise!
    • Nose
      Ice cream, barley sugar, banana, discrete and simple
    • Taste
      Barley sugar, sour apple, young malt, camphor, herbs, mints, a lot of mints.
    • Finish
      Long, mint and heavy herbs.

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