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Overall rating
89.58/100
votes
87
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Fight
Vintage
1964
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
48 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
487
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with The Whisky Exchange
Added on
11 Nov 2012 8:57 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 700.07

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Whisky Reviews for Girvan 1964 TWA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.58 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    a grain of my date of birth!
    what is this year worth?
    • Nose
      strong woody, with soaked chips
      old varnish on dresser
      candied fruits on raisins, cooked peaches, dried apricots
      caramel, vanilla from Madagascar, a little coffee, malt also with toasted almonds
    • Taste
      a rum sensation:
      it's very sweet, still vanilla, the impregnated wood comes back at a gallop, the sensation of raisin Corinth, orange peel, a little dry, a little moldy too, a little about the sensations from afar an abunnad'h for fruits
      woody sensation in strong feedback
      sweet spices
    • Finish
      on wood, on dried fruits and macerated
      sweetness of the aromas
      persistence of the scents, the varnish remains present

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: To start clear grainy notes, but quickly disappear. Rumrosines, wood chips, some coconut / bounty, toffee, vanilla, subtle coffee notes and cane sugar sweetness Taste: wow, great sweetness of cane sugar, again coffee, rum, and raisins, no grainy notes at all Finish: long, here comes the grain again to wear, but a great light pepper spice Conclusion: He does not have to hide behind old Malts at all. Great part, who would like to drink an old grain, should grab this one! 91 points

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Probably the best grain whisky I ever tasted. Superb stuff.
    • Nose
      Rich. Dried fruits (apricots and figs). Lots of vanilla. Toffee. Sweet oak. Floral notes as well.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Vanilla with raisins, oranges and honey. Beautiful oakiness. Tannins. Hints of gentian and herb liquors. Cloves and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering sweetness. Some wood. This whisky is so complex.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A piece of history in the glass, since the distillery was only founded in 1963 and bottlings from 1963 are not known.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Silversurfer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2012]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.

    In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  7. SilentStill scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really nice Grain nose, followed by a surprisingly young palate. A scotch that plays in a damn good league of the Ue40 Grains. However, it is not quite enough for the top position of all older grains.
    • Nose
      Even for a grain, the amount of malt and nuttiness is remarkable. Gentle, dry woody notes, a touch of cherry and after a while not much bourbon vanilla.
    • Taste
      Although obviously a grain, but I would have him on the palate is not estimated according to its true age accordingly. Here he wanders more in the Rumrichtung. More sweet than in the nose, slightly oily. Not quite as supple as some other grains of this age, but with still a lot of power.
    • Finish
      Medium long and ending with heavy sweetness.

  8. Titi94 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by WhiskyFun.com (November 20, 2012): 90 points.

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