Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Stated Age
50 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 10896
Number of bottles
43.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2015 6:36 pm by XorLophaX
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 485.94

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7 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Girvan 1965 DL

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

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a superb and high quality dram. Half a century old but not at
    all on the woody side. Not entirely complex but very elegant. A
    brilliant example how great grain whisky can be. No water please!

    I thank Douglas Laing for the sample!

    • Nose
      Delicate notes of vanilla and sweet toffee nicely linger with yellow
      plum and butterscotch on the nose. Fresh and lively with citric fruits
      and a soft touch of oak and cedarwood in the back.
    • Taste
      Deliciously sweet on the palate with vanilla, caramel and cereal notes,
      followed by a lovely touch of citric fruits - tangerine and lemon. This
      is accompanied by a warm mix of delicate spices - oak, pepper,
      caramelised ginger, and cedarwood. Very tasty!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, slightly warm and sweet with brown sugar and subtle
      spicy acacia honey. A bit of drying notes of oak and cedarwood, with a
      hint of cough syrup on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Fresh and clean on the
      nose with a few drops of water. Sweet toffee, followed by a touch of
      citric fruits. But less presence of vanilla and oak spice. There's
      significantly more spice coming through on the palate while the delicate
      vanilla and toffee sweetness is almost tamed. Very warm with pepper,
      oak, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. The finish shows only a hint of creamy
      sweetness, followed by very dry notes of oak, cedarwood and a fairly
      bitter touch of cough syrup.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Douglas Laing & Co
    • Nose
      The nose opens wonderfully spiced and softly oaked with sweet toffee and sumptuous sugar.
    • Taste
      The palate swirls between subtle citrus and explosive espresso, plus late cedar and cereals. 
    • Finish
      Detect demerara sugar above all on the finish, with a cough drop style camphor.

  3. Carsten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Color: bright amber Nose: vanilla, yellow plums, caramel Body: medium / oily Mouth: caramel, some pepper Finish: medium / sweet and balanced wood notes, with caramel in the finish Conclusion: 85P, very tasty, a little one-dimensional


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