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Pintail Girvan 17 Year Old Fine Bretagne Finish

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Key Facts About This Single Grain Scotch

Bottler: The Whisky Cellar

Whisky Makers: Keith Bonnington

Range: Pintail

Distillery: Girvan

Region: Lowland, Scotland

Age: 17 Years Old

Cask: Single Fine Bretagne barrel

Cask Ref: #4012

Alcohol by Volume: 55.1%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Limited Edition: 256 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Girvan 17 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Creamy and delicate with hints of vanilla custard, apple juice, pear drops, Galia melon, shortbread, marzipan.

Palate: Warm apple tarte tatin, lemon sherbet, jasmine blossom.

Finish: A warming note of white pepper with lasting almond oil and sweet apple butter pastries.

About this Pintail whisky

Fin e Bretagne (also known as ‘Lambig’) is an apple brandy made from distilled cider in the Brittany region, similar to Calvados which is produced in neighbouring Normandy. Under strict Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) law since 2015, the distillate must be produced from apples grown in one of the 366 historic Breton communes and the spirit matured for at least two years in oak barrels.

For centuries, the brandy was produced by Breton farmers and stored in barrels on board ships for consumption by sailors. High strength and oak ageing kept the spirit in good condition for the long journeys departing from ports in the North-West of France.

This particular barrel is from XO Eaux-de-Vies varieties, aged for around 15 years. And the Girvan single grain is at peak performance after a full year in the ex-Fine Bretagne barrel, giving lots of juicy apple and creamy-sweet character.

Pintail Girvan 17 Year Old Fine Bretagne Finish
Pintail Girvan 17 Year Old Fine Bretagne Finish Sale price£89.95
Single cask whiskies bottled by The Whisky Cellar
Keith Bonnington, Founder of The Whisky Cellar

Meet The Founder

Keith Bonnington

Keith Bonnington has over two decades of experience in the whisky industry, including 11 years at Edrington. He was made Keeper of the Quaich in 2013, and founded The Whisky Cellar in 2016.

His main collection of whiskies is indeed called The Whisky Cellar. These are single cask whiskies bottled all natural, having been through careful review by Keith's tasting panel which has an incredible 200 years of experience between them.

Keith also has a few other excellent labels. There's Brig O'Perth, a historic brand producing highland style blended malts. Easy Sipper, a range of easy-drinking single grain whiskies. And Pintail, a vintage collection of diverse spirits including whisky, sherry and port.