Ayrshire Single Grain 1968 Rare Cask Reserves 47 Year Old / Velier #68
A delicious-looking bottling of single grain whisky from William Grant & Sons' distillery in Ayrshire.
Girvan distillery was built in 1963 by William Grant & Sons after a disagreement with DCL resulted in the latter severing their grain supply for the Standfast blend. It was built and in production within 9 months, with the first spirit running on Christmas day, just as it had at Glenfiddich. Today the distillery still provides grain for the Grant's blends, but has also been marketed as a single grain, first as the short-lived Black Barrel, and more recently under the Girvan Patent Still brand.
This whisky was distilled on 25th October 1968 and aged in single cask #61669 for 47 years. The liquid was selected by Velier and bottled in January 2016.
One of just 372 bottles.
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