27 February 2014

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #34

Girvan Patent Still 25 Year Old
Nose: A warm Nestle Caramac bar, vanilla fudge, Lyle’s golden syrup, a bowl of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cornflakes, a toasted New York Bakery Co cinnamon and raisin bagel, an Innocent mango and passion fruit smoothy, Twinings green lemon tea, ground pink peppercorns and wondrous infused whiffs of orange oil and Airfix model glue.
Palate: Grilled pineapple rings, mango pulp, dried apricots, zest from a Valencia orange, desiccated coconut, Werther’s Original toffees, cinnamon baked apples, vanilla danish, creme brulee, a slice of granary toast smeared in Rose’s lemon and lime marmalade, wood spice and oodles of opulant oak.
Finish: A feisty and spicy tropical temptress of a long lunging lingering finish.
Summary: It has to be said that this is a gargantuanly glorious drop of grainage, and as ever it’s always great to see grain whiskies in the spotlight and given the attention they deserve. This is top end priced stuff at around £250 a bottle, but despite its gloriousness its bang for buck ratio is somewhat debatable.