Girvan distillery was built in 1963 with the installation of its first Coffey still in 1963, which was celebrated with their first official bottling. The reason for William Grant & Sons building the distillery was because of a quarrel between the Grant family and DCL. Under the close eye of Charles Grant Gordon, the Girvan distillery was built and producing alcohol within nine months of ground break.The company introduced its export single grain whisky, Black Barrel in 1985 to the Spain, Portugal, and Italy markets. Ladyburn operated as a single malt distillery on site from 1965 until 1975. As of 2007, the site has also been home of Ailsa Bay Distillery.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
Independent Bottling
Douglas Hamilton
Great Drams
The Creative Whisky Company