Chapter 7: Monologue Girvan 30 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Key Facts About This Single Grain Scotch
Bottler: Chapter 7
Age: 30 years
Cask Type: Bourbon Barrels
Cask Number: 54689 and 54696
Alcohol by Volume: 46.7%
Outturn: 547 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose: Maple syrup, honeycomb and soft cedar spiciness.
Palate: Orange peels, confectioner's sugar, more honey and toasted cereals.
Finish: Long and full of dried fruits, the vanilla and oak standing out amongst it all.
About Chapter 7's Girvan
This grain whisky distillery is located on the Clyde, in the coastal Lowlands. William Grant & Sons decided to build Girvan Distillery after a dispute with Distillers Company Limited. William Grant & Sons decided to run a TV ad for Standfast Whisky from Grant's. Distillers Company Limited was against this, so William Grant & Sons decided to build Girvan distillery. They did this in just 9 months. Original Coffey stills were used until 1995. Nowadays Girvan uses 6 column stills for its production. The distillery mainly produces grain whisky for brands, as well as Hendrick's Gin. It was also a site for Ladyburn Whisky at one point.
Chapter 7 has already bottled three single grain whiskies from Scotland, source from two distilleries. This Girvan edition comes from 7 different casks which were vatted together and married in two bourbon barrels. The cask strength is low, which shows the angels have been very greedy throughout the 30 years of maturation!