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 Craigellachie Distillery has an iconic stillhouse that you can’t miss when driving in the heart of Speyside. Hidden behind their distillery are their worm-tub condensers that give this fruity Speyside a heavier quality to the spirit. This is a bottling of three Craigellachie casks, #600812, 601812 & 602812. It first was matured in Bourbon barrels and then finished in Coleburn Drums & a Koval 110 liter cask, so two different cask finishes then married together. The nose is malty, oatcakes and grapefruit while the taste is sweet, fruity, citrus, lemon peels, and honey. The finish is sweetness that lingers. Holly & Charles get a ton of citrus, white pepper spice. A classic Craigellachie with fruit and burnt spice!

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryCraigellachie
  • StyleSingle Malt Scotch
  • RegionIndependent Bottlers
  • Age8
  • ABV46%
  • No. of Bottles712
  • Year Bottled2015
  • Country of OriginScotland
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • BottlerMurray McDavid
  • Cask TypeBourbon
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