Overall rating
Single Grain
That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC)
Stated Age
52 years old
Number of bottles
51.1 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
15 Apr 2016 12:33 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 288,28

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5 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Girvan Batch 1 TBWC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    no part does especially standout, but there are no flaws either - it is a very consistent delivery all the way through
    • Nose
      82 82
      rich deep cereal, there is understandably some depth somewhat hoisted by the decent spirit level; very buttery, quite a bit of cedar
    • Taste
      83 83
      lovely rich popcorn and toasted oats, some char like microwaving a bag of popcorn for too long
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium; a little dry and some wood but not really bitter - just dry and sapping; suggests this barrel did not have much to give up much over the years

  2. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Creamy and spiced layers of toffee, hazelnut and demerara oak.
    Palate: Vanilla, rum and raisin ice cream and some earthy treacle.
    Finish: Very long. Dark spices, oak and cocoa with a late resurgence of vanilla and marzipan.
    Overall: A simply magnificent grain from the year the distillery was founded!

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    ‘A ghostly Girvan'
    N: Oh yes! Big nose thanks in part to the strength [more thumbs up to TBWC]. Old, big, accessible,..... inviting!
    T: Its rich, again the strength really helps, and needless to say its effing woody, hollow even. I can see that creaking old, dry cask like a hollow old oak tree - and yet i like that hollowness. 
    F: Short of course but some lovely remnants. A little ashy and yet that basic grain remains clearly identifiable at the last. 
    C: Big and rich at least in the early stages and then soo woody, its past woody. This hollowness is actually an experience, a ghostly Girvan if you will. A viable bottling of course,… it's Boutiquey! - and a £10 black token for a 52yo grain is most reasonable indeed.

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