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First single grain whisky from William Grant

William Grant & Sons has broken tradition with the release of The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old Scotch as a UK only world exclusive.  

For whisky drinkers looking to experiment, this new expression offers something different due to The Girvan Patent Still’s unique distillation technology. The original Girvan Patent Still, known affectionately as “No 1 Apps”, a distillery term for apparatus, was built in 1963 under the stewardship of Charles Gordon, a whisky production pioneer and the great-grandson of William Grant. Fifty years later, William Grant and Sons is launching its first single grain whisky under the emblem of the very first Girvan Patent Still.

John Ross, Master Distiller, said: “The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old is a new style of Scotch whisky which is born out of Charles’ spirit of innovation and perfected by time.

“The Girvan Patent Still continuous distillation method takes the finest cereal grains to produce a very pure, fruity and clean-tasting grain spirit, which is lighter in aroma and character than most malt whiskies. It is then matured in first-fill American White Oak, which adds flavour, character, colour and complexity. Time mellows the whisky, amplifies the aroma and enriches the taste.  Characterised by vanilla, toffee, honey and caramelised fruit notes, the whisky delivers a taste that truly reflects William Grant & Sons’ pioneering distillation heritage.”

The packaging of The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain reflects a whisky that breaks with convention. The tall, slender bottle has a light, elegant feel to it, just like the whisky inside. It is available in a rigid box with a ‘picture frame’ to show off the bottle and a metal badge on the side panels for a truly premium edge.  

The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old Scotch whisky is available as a world exclusive in the UK only from selected outlets from November, RRP £250.

8 October 2013 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor