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William Grant releases experimental Scotch whisky

Published:  09 October, 2013

First Drinks-distributed William Grant & Sons is breaking with convention to release a new expression that comes from its 50-year-old Girvan Patented still.

The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old Scotch (rrp £250) is being released as a UK-only exclusive and is produced from the original Girvan Patent Still, known as "No 1 Apps", a distillery term for apparatus, which was built in 1963 under the stewardship of Charles Gordon, a whisky production pioneer and the great-grandson of William Grant.

The expression is aimed at whisky lovers looking to experiment, as it offers something different due to the still's unique distillation technology which produces a spirit that is "pure and intensely rich". 

John Ross, master distiller, said: "The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old is a new style of Scotch whisky which is born out of Charles' spirit of innovation and perfected by time.

He added: "The Girvan Patent Still continuous distillation method takes the finest cereal grains to produce a very pure, fruity and clean-tasting grain spirit, which is lighter in aroma and character than most malt whiskies. It is then matured in first-fill American white oak, which adds flavour, character, colour and complexity." 

The bottle is tall and slender with a light, elegant feel and comes in a rigid box with a "picture frame" to show off the bottle and a metal emblem badge on the side panels for a premium edge.

The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old Scotch whisky is available as a world exclusive in the UK from selected outlets from November.