Girvan distillery is a Lowland grain whisky distillery located in South Ayrshire, Scotland . The distillery was founded in 1963 with the installation of its first Coffey Still and is sited within an old world war two munitions factory. Girvan was the most advanced distillery in the world at the time and the very first still continues making great whisky to this day. Known as ‘No.1 Apps’ , a distillery term for apparatus , it was joined by 4 other stills in the following 50 years. This included a new type of still introduced in 1992 to enable a unique process, MPS distillation. Distilling at various pressures and under vacuum in particular it allows it to vapourise and distill at lower temperatures. This results in a sweeter, fruitier, cleaner and purer spirit.
Although primarily producing grain whisky for blending, Girvan also releases a few single grain whiskies. The distillery is owned by William Grant & Sons.