The Girvan Patent still

The Girvan Patent still

By Velier

The Girvan Patent is a brand of the William Grant's group, with whom we started working in 2008, after a long series of negotiations, almost surprisingly managing to become their new distributor. Since then, a wonderful friendship has also developed with Charles Gordon, 80-year-old owner of William Grant's and visionary nomad. He is the man who invented the classification of single malts, and thanks to him and long chats on his boat I gave birth to my own classification of rums. William Grant's is proof that even a huge company can combine power with the spirit of its leader.

Overview

History

Costruita nel 1963, sotto la direzione di Charles Gordon, pronipote di William Grant, Girvan era la distilleria più avanzata al mondo all'epoca. Il primo in assoluto continua a produrre ottimi whisky fino ad oggi. Conosciuta come "App numero 1" - un termine di distilleria per apparato - è stata affiancata da altri 4 alambicchi dopo 50 anni. Ciò includeva un nuovo tipo di distillatore introdotto nel 1992 per consentire un processo unico: la distillazione MPS. La distillazione a varie pressioni - e in particolare sotto vuoto - permette di vaporizzare e distillare a temperature inferiori. Il risultato è uno spirito più dolce, fruttato, pulito e puro

Production method

The Girvan plant was established in the 1960s and is still the main source of grain whisky for William Grant's & Sons' blended whiskies. The distillery is also the 'home' of the stills of Hendrick's gin and Ailsa Bay. The Girvan Patent Still is a long matured column-distilled grain whisky. Its character fades to reveal custard, chocolate and intense vanilla. Of medium intensity and dryness. Girvan has a production capacity of 115 mln litres, ten times more than the largest Single Malt distillery in Scotland.

Country: Scotland

Fondazione: 1887

Distribuito da Velier dal: 2009

Sito web: www.grantswhisky.com

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