The team at A D Rattray were surprised this week when they were each presented with a bottle of 50 year old single cask whisky. The Girvan Grain 1964 is the first to be bottled as part of our new Vintage Cask Collection, a new range which we have recently added to our award-winning portfolio. Mr Tim Morrison, owner of A D Rattray and the A D Rattray Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, said he was delighted to be able to thank everyone for their hard work over the years in this special way.
Known for quality single cask bottlings, we pride ourselves on the careful selection and monitoring of our casks, only bottling when they reach their prime. Occasionally an older cask of exceptional quality will be rewarded with beautiful packaging and inclusion in this new range. 255 bottles of the Girvan Grain 1964 have been produced at cask strength (46.8%) appealing to collectors, whisky enthusiasts and anyone looking for that extra special whisky.
Mr Morrison said, “it is particularly fitting that this 50 year old is the first cask in our new Vintage Cask Collection range as it is the oldest whisky we have bottled to date and is from the nearest distillery to our headquarters - Girvan is just 7 miles down the road. There is also a strong family connection between the two companies as my father, Stanley P Morrison, and Charles Grant Gordon were friends and in fact I visited Girvan distillery on many occasions while it was being built in 1963. At that time I had just started working as part of the production and management team of Bowmore Distillery which had recently been acquired by my father. It all seems like a lifetime ago and to see a bottle of whisky which was distilled back then in the hands of my son, Andrew, the next generation of our family business, makes me very proud.”
The cask of 1964 Single Grain Whisky distilled at the Girvan Distillery recently released as the first of the Vintage Cask Collection range was marked #0002. Although the date of distillation is not in question there has been some confusion over the accuracy of the cask number. As a result we have re-labelled the product omitting this detail.
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