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Murray McDavid Ardmore 11 Year Old Oloroso Finish

Sale price£84.95
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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Murray McDavid

Range: Benchmark, UK Exclusive

Distillery: Ardmore

Age: 11 years old

Distilled: 2011

Bottled: 2022

Region: Highland, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch whisky

Cask Type: Nearly 3 years finishing in an Oloroso sherry hogshead

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 56.7%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 267 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Ardmore 11 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Toasty malt, spicy fruits, sweet smoke.

Palate: Fruitcake, smoky caramel, oak char.

Finish: Lingering peat, soft toffee, gentle spice.

About this Murray McDavid whisky

This Ardmore, from independent bottler Murray McDavid, was drawn from a single cask distilled in 2011. It was finished for almost 3 years in an Oloroso sherry hogshead before bottling in 2022 at 11 years old at cask strength. After those three years in a fresh oloroso sherry hogshead, the fruits and spice from the European oak have integrated beautifully with this peated Highland whisky, producing wonderful depth and sophisticated character.

Murray McDavid Ardmore 11 Year Old Oloroso Finish
Murray McDavid Ardmore 11 Year Old Oloroso Finish Sale price£84.95
Murray McDavid Whisky
Dean Jode, Whiskymaker at Murray McDavid

Meet The Whiskymaker

Dean Jode

Dean Jode is Head of Whisky Creations at Murray McDavid. Dean usually starts with single cask whiskies that have been filled into refill casks. He believes the oak cask is the most important factor when creating exceptionally balanced and delicious whisky. So a big part of Dean’s job is searching for the very best quality casks from around the world to re-rack whiskies into.

Dean builds relationships with fellow producers of exceptional drinks by importing their freshly emptied casks for the additional maturation of our ever-growing inventory of Scotch whisky. Using these casks fresh is of key importance. This is where Dean creates not only beautiful spirit colour but more importantly enriches the spirit’s character to create a dram with an exceptional depth of flavour.

Within the traditional whisky warehouses at Coleburn, Dean monitors each and every cask to capture the perfect moment when the nature of the cask has perfectly intertwined with its resting spirit.