Location: Within the Girvan Grain Distillery
Stills: 2 Wash 2 Spirit
Owners: Willian Grant & Sons
Unlike most of these short lived in house, grain add on, distilling side projects, Ladyburn is actually a fine dram, not a world class whisky but you won't find a bad example of it if dramming is your thing. There was an official 1973 27yo which was a fine dram if a little yoghurty and one dimensional. Much better was a pair of 1975s one by Signatory and the best by Wilson & Morgan, both were bottled as Ayrshire for legal reasons. Both show it t obe a light spirit with very fragrant notes of herbs, varnish, subtle fruit complexities and interesting notes of bubblegum, vague waxiness, apples and flints.
Whether you are interested in this malt for collecting or dramming it is a worthwhile investigation on both account as this is arguably the shortest lived malt distilling project in Scotland's recent history. Not to mention a fascinating drinking experience. So buy now or forever hold your peace.