The First Drop
1964 Single Grain Scotch Whisky
A piece of Scottish distilling history, this unctuous, decadent release captures the very first drops of whisky to come off the stills at once of Scotland’s largest and most important distilleries. Carrying compelling notes of vanilla, spice, traditional sweet shops and coconut cream this complex whisky is packaged in a hand-engraved, individually-numbered decanter with ash display box featuring gold leaf inlay.
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Rich and bold with a hint of smoke, beeswax and ripe fruit on the nose. The palate is big, unctuous, decadent and sweet with layers of sweet toffee, followed by linseed oil and confectionery notes.
It was Charles Gordon himself who first conceived and went on to build the Girvan grain whisky distillery in South Ayrshire throughout the early 1960s. On 8th January 1964, the very first drops of new make spirit were filled into cask and while many millions of litres of spirit have followed over the years, the first casks filled have lain undisturbed –improving with every day. This release is a piece of Scottish distilling history –the first drops of whisky to have flowed from a distillery that has played a huge role in Scotch whisky production over the last fifty years.
Total Outturn: 71 bottles
Strength: 42% ABV
Colour: Rich Amber