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Overall rating
85.40/100
votes
8
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Battlehill Scotch Whisky Co. (BSW)
Bottling serie
Sweet Friday Germany 2019 #1
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
393
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Mar 2019 1:22 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 39,40

2 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Girvan 2007 BSW

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.40 points

  1. Oogadal scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Let’s start by stating the 78 rating on this Girvan is completely ridiculous; in my book 78 stands for barely drinkable!
    I purchased this one as the combo single grain and sherry cask matured is a nice one in many occasions. And this is no exemption! It does need time and temperature to open up and when it does the nose is a tad shy, it’s unmistaken a grain, hard to get through the glue. My experience is that the glueiness will step down with time. But when you taste this it’s pretty impossible not to smile realizing this is pretty darn good for a single cask whisky on full ABV that was released under € 40...! It’s not as full as the 2005 Strathclyde Clan Denny, but there’s some tobacco leafs behind the obvious sherry notes like vigs, raisins, black berry and X mas cake. Funny enough the glue is almost vanished! Finish is what you expect and follows the taste perfect. It’s pretty long for a young grain, (thank you ex sherry cask) and nicely balanced and not to over powered by peppers. Conclusion; thank you Duncan Taylor for bringing this bottle in retail for € 39,90. Remarkable in an age in which ridiculous prices are asked for not even average whisky’s. Maybe in time when the nose opens up this can be scored 88 points. Not too bad for a rather cheap bottle. Get one if you can.

  2. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    like a Macallan 12 years,

    only as a sweeter version. The finesse of sherry is quite comparable.
    Oh yes, Macallan 12 years from 2016

  3. spezi1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Product description: @ Whiskey.de

    Aroma: pancakes with maple syrup,

    Taste: Floral notes with red berries.

    Finish: Persistent with toffee sweetness and cinnamon.

    Barrel type: sherry barrel

    Battlehill is a historic hill in northeastern Scotland, at the foot of which the battle for the throne took place between Robert The Bruce and John Comyn, Earl of Buchan. Accordingly, the Battle Hill Scotch Whiskey range from Duncan Taylor consists of old bottlings of various distilleries in Scotland.

    The Girvan matured for eleven years in a sherry barrel.

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