Girvan distillery was founded in 1963 with the installation of its first Coffey still in 1963, which was celebrated with their first official bottling. The company introduced its export single grain whisky, Black Barrel in 1995 to the Spain, Portugal, and Italy markets.
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. 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.
The distillery also produces Hendrick's Gin.
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