L’embouteilleur : Murray McDavid.
Welcome to Murray McDavid. We are a whisky bottler with a long tradition of practising the art of maturation to produce inspired Scotch whisky. We offer the complete range of scotch from vintage single malts and select grains to vatted malts and crafted blends.
Our family of whisky includes Mission Gold, Benchmark, Mystery Malt, Select Grain, The Vatting and Crafted Blend.
Coleburn Distillery, in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, is the home of Murray McDavid. This is where we practise the art of maturation by aging all of our whisky in the finest oak casks from around the world. This allows us to offer drinkers drams from all the regions of Scotland that are unique and full of character.
Notes de dégustation
Scotch whisky is about legacy; the diverse spirits and the crafted drams that are spun with the art of maturation to create innovative and enchanting blended malts. The heart of this vatting consists of 10 year old Bruichladdich and much older Auchentoshan, Rhosdhu, Arran and Tobermory, matured in a variety of Madeira, French wine and American bourbon casks. The result is bubbling with sweet fruits and toffee butterscotch, infused with a creamy apple tart ensemble. The mouthfeel conveys a regal union of dried fruits and oak spices, warming char and honeyed leather, finishing on a lightly floral note. This inspired opus of scents and flavours guides you to the charismatic finale of our Rìgh Seumas I
Notes de Dave Broom
Cereal-driven. Has the softness of oats and the sweetness of green malt. There’s some Mr Whippy-style vanilla ice cream, tangerine, osmanthus/hyacinth. Plump, bold and lovely. The cereal note increases with water, which also brings out warm Victoria sandwich with raspberry jam.
Drier start. Light sawdust and a soft mid-palate with that barley sweetness swanning in at the end. Everything is very supple and hits an ideal balance between its sweet and dry elements. Water makes things more buttery with some cinnamon. A lot of fun.
Lovely and, while not immensely complex, it’s a great late-afternoon dram. It’s named after ‘King’ James McEwan, by the way. Sooks.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
Sneaking off with a white bread thickly spread with salted butter and clover honey.
SCORE : 8,1/10 (8+ Great)
Notes de Serge Valentin
Rìgh Seumas I 10 yo 2004/2015 (46%, Murray McDavid, blended malt, 882 bottles) Three stars and a half A vatting of Auchentoshan, Arran, Tobermory and Rhosdhu. Strange combo.
Colour: pale gold. Nose: soot and gravel, then burnt breadcrumbs, fresh concrete, then porridge and muesli, as well as a little lapsang souchong and coal. Totally unusual, which, in this case, sure is an asset.
Mouth: totally unusual indeed. Notes of Swiss cheese at first, yoghurt, polenta, then sawdust and tapioca, then an even sootier smokiness, some green pepper, then lemon and bread… Almost unknown territories, quite fascinating. Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit, but I do like this indeed, it’s so unusual. Loch Lomond and Tobermory’s porridgeness (?) is well there (Rhosdhu). Good body.
Finish: quite long, perhaps a little drying and plankish. Eating English bread without anything on it.
Comments: a blended malt unlike any other. Some action, at last! SGP:452 – 84 points.