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Fennelty Kick Shootout

Duncan Taylor - Girvan 2011

92.91 / 100

Fresh & Floral Flavours

Visual: 3.89 /5  •  Aroma: 24.23 /25  •  Taste: 37.14 /40   •  Finish: 27.65 /30

Dram Code: T240

Producer: Girvan

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Type: Single Grain Whisky

Cask: Unknown

Age: 6

Country: Scotland

Region: The Lowlands

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

ABV: 53.1%

Cask Strength: Yes

Release: Single Cask

Price: $74.70 (at time of review)

Dram Code: T240

Producer: Girvan

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Type: Single Grain Whisky

Cask Type: Unknown

Age: 6

Country: Scotland

Region: The Lowlands

ABV: 53.1%

Cask Strength: Yes

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

Release: Single Cask

Price: $74.70 (at time of review)

About This Single Grain Whisky

The Unbottling Video

 

 

The Versus Results

The overall gold medal winner, and proof that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. This plucky underdog six-year-old grain managed to take down a 28-year-old Tomatin, a 15-year-old Tobermory, and the Smokehead Sherry Bomb on its way to the podium. Good going, Girvan!

 

 

Group Tasting Notes

These tasting notes were collected from the participants of the “Indy Vs Indy” tasting event. Eucalyptus, menthol, fennel, brown sugar, singed vanilla pods, and a hint of matchstick.

By Adam Bradshaw on November 29, 2021

Score & flavour profile voted on by members who sampled the whisky

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