Girvan 10 Years Old 2006 Rum Cask Finish ~ 50% (The Creative Whisky Company)

Review: The Creative Whisky Company Single Cask Exclusives Grain 10yo GV003

Category: Single grain scotch whisky

Origin: Girvan grain distillery

Bottling: The Creative Whisky Company

ABV: 50%

Cost: £33.88


What they say:

The Creative Whisky Company Single Cask Exclusives Grain 10 years old GV003 is a Lowlands single grain from Girvan bottled in the Single Cask Exclusives series by the independent bottler The Creative Whisky Company. A series of young and affordable whiskies bottled at 50% ABV. This Girvan was distilled in 2006 and matured in a bourbon barrel before being finished in a rum cask. It was bottled at 50% ABV, non chill filtered and with no added colour.


caramel, candied red fruit and warm oak


treacle, toffee, pungent red fruit and ‘liquid’ oak


warm with some spices at the back of the palate

What I say:

Dram#1 from The Dram Team Incredible Indies box set was an unusual Rum cask-finished 10 year old single grain distilled at Girvan distillery and bottled by The Creative Whisky Company


champagne gold (2/20) slow small droplet tears leave fine legs


Sweet and light, window polish/cleaner, alcohol solventy, caramac, banana crème brulee, green, vegetal , stewed apple & kale? Wood glue and book bindings, faint old rubber innertubes


Rounded, mellow caramel with a fruity bite, crisp green apple and lemon juice, pickled ginger, oak wood comes in but with a muscovado sugar sweetness


Medium-long, zesty then spice slightly drying


Unusual for a grain whisky, quite woody and has a depth of sugary toffee to it too that must come from the rum cask finish, actually quite balanced for a grain because of it.

Score: 83/100

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