Girvan Patent Still 30 year old, 42%

Price: $549 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The senior member of the Girvan range is very approachable, with a gorgeous nose like a hay meadow on a summer's morning, while sucking honey-lemon lozenges. The fruitiness has mellowed, ripened, and softened with the extra aging. A thick, luscious, layered dram of toffee banana, sparkling orange peel, wood spices, ripe fruits, and banoffee pie lead to a mouth-coating conclusion of shimmering spiciness. This will fill you with joy and satisfaction. Grain can be this good.£375