T: Sweet and rich with an impressive and controlled arrival and development - fruity and sugary with ginger and sweet toffee/fudge. There’s an astringent varnish remover note but it's slight with the chocolate toffee notes prominent.
F: More spirit influence joins the chocolate - so it's a chocolate tequila finish. Gently eases from sweet to a mild bitter-sour.
C: Definitely the nicest Girvan I've tried, which isn't saying much - this one owing much to a cracking cask. The nose>arrival succeeds over a less than admirable finish which clearly highlights it's premature bottling in my opinion. Given another 10-15 years this could have been a cracker. As it stands right now its a very enjoyable youngish Lowlands grain.
Scores a B-