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.
North British is a grain distillery built in 1885. This single grain spirit has been a spirit of choice for master blenders for over 136 years. This particular bottling is a marriage of two casks that were first matured in Bourbon hogsheads and then finished for four years in Koval American Rye Whiskey casks. Koval is based in Chicago producing all sorts of American Whiskey.
The nose is full of grilled pears, fresh apples, and rich vanilla.
The taste has apple pastries, sweet oak, and allspice while the finish is sweet and savory, hints of licorice.
- Bottle Size700
- DistilleryNorth British
- StyleSingle Grain
- No. of Bottles408
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthNo
- BottlerMurray McDavid
- Cask TypeKoval Rye