Girvan Patent Still No. 4

Girvan Patent Still No. 4
Whisky Girvan Patent Still No. 4
Country Scotland
Region Lowlands
Type Single Grain
Cask American Oak
Abv 42%
Rating 74/100
Reviews of Girvan Patent Still No. 4
says on September 20, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Do you like the moments, when you expect absolutely nothing and get a little more? They are wonderful, aren’t they?

It all starts a bit watery, dull, yet full of light character and a bit of everything: smoky peat, orange peel, hints of cereal and vanilla. All quite mixed up, making you try hard to find it.

The palate also seems quite dull, arrives immediately and gets quite spiky on your tongue, just like a fizz of highly carbonated water. Same pure smoke, flowery sweetness and lemon zest. Meanwhile, finish doesn’t give you anything beyond smoke and returning orange peel.

Returning to expectation talks: there is a little more than you can expect from a thing that is a little less than whisky. For single grains, the size of the latter ‘little’ is defined by distillers’ conscience and your personal fastidiousness: Girvan guys seem to sleep well, while today I was quite open for something light and simple. As a pleasing bonus, it was accompanied with good quality and quite a character.

Nose

Watery, dull. Smoky peat, orange peel, hints of cereal and vanilla. Quite mixed up.

Palate

Quite dull. Arrives immediately and gets spiky on a tongue, just like soda. Smoke, sweetness of the flowers and lemon zest.

Finish

Smoke and orange peel.

says on December 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

My first single grain. Interesting and different. I really appreciated. Now, I want to discover more

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Flavour profile

  • Vanilla
  • Sweet
  • Not bad
  • Mild
  • Mediocre
  • Malt
  • Grass
  • Wine
  • White wine
  • Unusual
  • Sugar
  • Spice
  • Pleasant
  • Metal
  • Long finish
  • Liquorice
  • Light smoke
  • Lemon
  • Hay
  • Fresh
  • Exotic
  • Cream
  • Caramel
  • Bitter
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