Murray McDavid

  • Speyside, Scotland, United Kingdom
Murray McDavid

Murray McDavid was established by London wine merchants Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin and Springbank Distillery’s Gordon Wright. They quickly gained a reputation for maturing whisky in interesting casks, especially in fine wine casks.

In 2000, the Murray McDavid team set about reopening the closed Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, engaging the services of Jim McEwan, Islay’s most celebrated Master Distiller.

In 2012, spirits giant Remy Cointreau purchased Bruichladdich Distillery and Murray McDavid. Later, Murray McDavid was sold to its current owners, leading Scotch whisky broker, Aceo Ltd.

Today, the home of Murray McDavid is Coleburn Distillery in Speyside, where they continue the tradition of bottling artfully-matured Scotch whisky.

They buy spirit at many different ages, some not yet old enough to be called a Scotch whisky whilst a small amount has already been maturing for thirty years. Their Whisky Creations Team assess not only the quality of new spirit coming into their warehouses but also the structure of the spirit with one question in mind… what would elevate the character of the whisky?

Whether it’s a hearty peated malt from Islay or a soft sweet malt from Speyside, the interaction between the spirit and oak is equally as critical but they need to be treated differently. A light style of spirit, distilled using tall copper stills, will require a gentler style of maturation – just a few months in a 1st fill bourbon barrel or a refill Sherry hogshead. A thick, oily style of malt will be able to stand-up to a heavier style of maturation, multiple years in a 1st fill red wine barrique or a Pedro Ximinez Sherry cask.

The ‘Cask Craft’ is a range of single malts from across Scotland, artfully matured in a variety of wood types, displaying fine balance of oak and spirit.

The heart of our range offering outstanding, mature single malts, showcasing the art of maturation. Single Casks individually numbered.

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