The First Drop
The First Drop
The First Drop
The First Drop

The First Drop

1964 Single Grain Scotch Whisky

41.5% ABV

70cl | 41.5% ABV

A piece of Scottish distilling history, this unctuous, decadent release captures the very first drops of whisky to come off the stills at one 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.

£3,000 GBP

70cl

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  • “Led by pineapple top notes, the nose is juicy and tropical, with ripe peach and a hint of vanilla cream.”
    Charlie McLean MBE
  • “A 58-year-old single grain whisky from the first spirit run at the Girvan distillery in January 1964, this is a highly aromatic, classically sweet grain with hints of White Chocolate Orange and Sugar Puffs. There’s also a clear Bourbon thread: vanilla, black banana and a rich coconut note suggestive of Bounty bars.”
    Richard Woodard
    Decanter Magazine

Character

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.

Significance

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.

Details

Distilled: 1964
Bottled: 2022
Total Outturn: 71 bottles
Availability: 70cl
Strength: 41.5% ABV
Colour: Rich Amber

  • Intro

    A piece of Scottish distilling history, this unctuous, decadent release captures the very first drops of whisky to come off the stills at one 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.

  • Character

  • Significance

  • Details

  • Reviews

The First Drop
The First Drop
The First Drop
The First Drop
The First Drop
The First Drop

The First Drop

1964 Single Grain Scotch Whisky

41.5% ABV


70cl

£3,000 GBP

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