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, an icon on Islay. In 2012, Remy Cointreau purchased Bruichladdich Distillery and Murray McDavid. Later, Murray McDavid was sold to its current owners. Today, the home of Murray McDavid is Coleburn Distillery in Speyside.


The Caol Ila Distillery is a whisky powerhouse, producing the largest amount of single malt on Islay. This is a marriage of three casks, 2005618, 2005619, and 2005623. They were first matured in Bourbon hogsheads and then finished for 7 months in first-fill PX Sherry casks. The nose is lush with dried fruit and a coastal bonfire. The taste is sweet peat, mocha, and dried orange while the finish is gentle and lingering with smoke and fruits.

  • Bottle Size700
  • DistilleryCaol Ila
  • StyleSingle Malt Scotch
  • RegionIslay
  • Age6
  • ABV46%
  • No. of Bottles1242
  • Country of OriginScotland
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • BottlerMurray McDavid
  • Cask TypePedro Ximenez
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