Overall rating
Single Grain
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Thumbs up all round
Stated Age
23 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Sauternes Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 Jan 2017 1:14 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.34

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Whisky Reviews for Girvan 1992 SMWS G7.12

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Ex-sauternes hogshead
    N: Peppery, husky, earthy [soil], and winey vanilla ice cream. The wood seems active enough but thankfully not overly so. In time its the honeyed vanilla that dominates, with a little dried lime/tutti-fruity pieces.
    T: Succulent and sweet, almost fruity although certainly savoury with some burnt molasses and butterscotch notes. Lots of easy chew here, on a enduring development. Nice body in general, one that doesn’t get overly sweet or carried away - its well controlled.
    F: Bitter tannic notes mix with the vanilla cream to finish with a sweet-bitter finish. Good length finish too.
    C: A simple and decent grain. The heart is the chew with aptitude either end. Nothing wrong with this one at all.

    Scores 83 points

  2. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a coconut galore! This Single Grain is very elegant, well balanced and quite rich. It needs some time to open up, as at the start it’s very closed and only releases some sugary citrus tones. But after some warming and time the aroma are running free with a constant pleasant coconut undertone.
    A very succulent single grain, perfect hot summer night dram.
    • Nose
      A subtle, sweet, rich and well balanced whisky with aromas of candy, macarons, cotton candy, berries (redcurrant, blueberries, gooseberries) golden sultanas, coconut, milk chocolate, hint of coffee, subtle solvent tones, cinnamon, honey, vanilla, floral tones, old books, fresh backed sweet pastries, cedarwood and creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A sweet, rich, oily and well balanced whisky with aromas of coconut, milk chocolate, macarons, coconut liquor, dried flowers, honey, tannins, grape seeds, golden sultanas, grains, candied ginger, cinnamon, coconut milk, hint of roasted nuts, subtle citrus, double cream and creamy oak.
    • Finish
      a medium and slightly drying finish with aromas of sweet coconut, subtle tannins, hint of fresh fruit, citrus, walnuts and creamy oak.

  3. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    Satisfyingly sweet and splendidly spicy, the panel gave a unanimous thumbs up. With fragrant peardrops, butterscotch popcorn and cream soda there wasn’t anything not to like. Then heaps of ripe apples stewing with spicy cinnamon and Demerara sugar. Fresh oak sawdust came to the fore with light tones of yacht varnish and sweet shortcrust pastry with the sticky fruitiness of an apricot Danish. Water released more spice and a wave of pink roses and carnations, rounded by fine wood tannins on the finish. After spending 22 years in a refill hogshead it was transferred to a 2nd fill Sauternes hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.

    DRINKING TIP: An anytime kind of a dram.


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