Not unpleasant but one dimensional. Lacks character and complexity. The cask did not give much.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Grassy and floral. Meadowsweet, angelica, lemon balm. Light smoke. \r
Palate: Very sweet with a big vanilla whiff. Biscuity. Belgian waffles. Tastes young. The cask has not left a profound print, apart from the sweet vanilla. Smoky.\r
Finish: Sweet, and fades quickly. \r
Comment: Not unpleasant but one dimensional. Lacks character and complexity. The cask did not give much.
Nose: Very little giving out on the nose. A hint of vanilla and... nope, just a hint of vanilla.\r
Palate: Surprisingly fresh, with a big grainy hit of green banana, zesty citrus fruit, pineapple chunks, coconut and other tropical fruits. \r
Finish: Grapefruit, more pineapple (tinned this time) and green apple.\r
Comment: Perfect to be making a long drink with. Pass me the ice, slice and soda. Not one for nosing and cradling, but for pouring, mixing and quaffing!
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