Overall rating
Single Grain
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Fascinating and inspiring
Stated Age
27 years old
Refill Ex-bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
60.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
02 Feb 2012 1:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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3 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Girvan 1984 SMWS G7.2

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Following on from the excellent SMWS Invergordon WB, this is lighter in colour and initially appears lighter in ethanol strength - but this is in the 60’s [%] too. So, its still strong indeed but less ‘in your face’ than the Invergordon. Wheat[?] grain mellowed by 27 years of oak is what it is and what it smells like, sweet with ripe fruits with a little touch of wort & fustiness in the background as well as a malted barley edge, from say an 8yo single malt. A little smoked oil too.
    T: It’s 60.3% strength shows now but its certainly sippable neat. This arrives a little like a single malt, somewhat sharp but although the grain and oak are in cahoots, with a firm and purposeful travel but with an edginess en-route - sweet-to-savoury-to-sour with a little chocolate, raisins for sure and vanilla cream, the simple grain enjoying an easy ride. Lovely mouthfeel despite its abv. More bitter-sour with water added.
    F: Evens out flat. Neat: very short and a little dry, but add water for an elongated, salivating waxy=buttery] chocolate mouth coating with a hint of menthol.
    C: Equitable grain bottled at a fair age. Works best with only a few drops go water. Good deceiver for a blind single malt tasting.

    Scores a C+ [84]

    Further reading: BW

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Brassy gold
    Flavour: Old & dignified

    We found the nose both fascinating and inspiring – lightly
    varnished wood, then honey, toffee popcorn and marzipan sweetness; fruit cake
    (raisins and cherries) and Italian sponge (lemon and vanilla). Typical of grain
    whiskies, the taste lagged slightly behind – but definitely pleasant – peach
    and apricot, lemonade, manuka honey, toffee, vanilla, scorched wood, almonds
    and a lemon peel finish. The reduced nose was light and bright – like sunshine
    on barley; pineapple, pear, marshmallow, meringue, crème brûlée and sugared
    rose petals! The palate benefited from water – scented wood, incense, Demerara
    and a little frisson of nutmeg. The distillery is near the Ayrshire coast.

    Drinking Tip: Add a touch of water and take time to enjoy
    the fabulous nose


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