Girvan distillery

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The Girvan distillery is a Lowland grain whisky distillery located in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The distillery is owned by William Grant & Sons.


Girvan distillery was founded in 1963 with the installation of its first Coffey still in 1963, which was celebrated with their first official bottling.[1] The company introduced its export single grain whisky, Black Barrel in 1995 to the Spain, Portugal, and Italy markets.[2]

Ladyburn operated as a single malt distillery on site from 1968 until 1975.

Ailsa Bay[edit]

As of 2007, the site has also been home of Ailsa Bay Distillery. The opening of the distillery was attended by HRH Prince Charles in 2009.[3] The first release from Ailsa Bay was a peated Lowland whisky,rare for the lowland area. It is rich and earthy, with sweet aniseed and hints of tar. 48.9% ABV.

Hendrick's Gin[edit]

The distillery also produces Hendrick's Gin.


  1. ^ "William Grant & Sons Releases Rare Girvan Single Grain Bottling". Cask Strength Media. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Girvan Scotch Whisky Distillery". Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Ailsa Bay Scotch Whisky Distillery". Retrieved 27 November 2013.

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Coordinates: 55°15′42″N 4°50′01″W / 55.2618°N 4.8335°W / 55.2618; -4.8335