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.


Pronounced “ray shay-muss”), this whisky consists of 70% malt and 30% grain whisky.

This blend has in it Bruichladdich whisky, along with older malts from Auchentoshan, Tobermory, Arran, and Old Rhosdhu. These were matured in Bordeaux red wine barriques, blended with grain whisky, before being finished in Sherry hogsheads.

Nose: Rich fruits, leather, vanilla

Palate: Buttery, toffee cake, oak spice

Finish: Creamy, dried fruits

  • Bottle Size700
  • StyleBlended Scotch Whisky
  • RegionIndependent Bottlers
  • Age12
  • ABV46%
  • No. of Bottles964
  • Country of OriginScotland
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • BottlerMurray McDavid
  • Cask TypeSherry
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