The Lowland distillery Girvan was completed and commissioned in 1963 in only nine months. It is one of the largest Grain Whisky distilleries in Scotland, with their signature ‘Patent Still’ bottles averaging £200+ for their 25yr, £300 for 28yr to 30yr and upwards of £600 for their even rarer editions.
Girvan is William Grant & Sons' only Grain Whisky distillery. It is located in the industrial area of the coastal town of Girvan, together with the Ailsa Bay distillery, built in 2007 on the same site. This was also the home of the lost distillery Ladyburn, which closed in 1975 and was demolished the following year.
Girvan used to supply its Grain only for William Grant & Sons Blends until 2014, when the distillery's first Single Grain bottlings were released. These were distilled using the patent still process.
The Single Grain Whisky Girvan Patent Still No. 4 Apps is distilled in two multi-pressure stills. Other Single Grain Whiskies in the distillery's portfolio are Girvan 25 years, Girvan 28 years and Girvan 30 years.