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Murray McDavid Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1st Fill Oloroso

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Murray McDavid

Range: Benchmark

Distillery: Blair Athol

Age: 12 years old

Distilled: 2008

Bottled: 2021

Region: Highland, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch whisky

Cask Type: Small batch of four 1st Fill Oloroso sherry casks

Cask Ref: 1909775, 1909777, 1909778, and 1909779

Alcohol by Volume: 46.0%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 1,506 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Blair Athol 12 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Caramel, almonds, sweet popcorn.

Palate: Baking spices, rich malt, oaky vanilla.

Finish: Long, dried fruits, gentle oak.

About this Murray McDavid whisky

Built in 1798, south of the Cairngorms is one of Scotland’s most visited distilleries – Blair Athol. The spirit from this traditional distillery has been in favour with master blenders for hundreds of years. It's celebrated for its full-bodied character. Now, for the very first time, Blair Athol appears in Murray McDavid colours. Developing sweetness from bourbon casks, it was further matured for 20 months in freshly emptied Oloroso Sherry casks. These have gently progressed its opulent character. The rich, nutty Blair Athol spirit is a new favourite amongst Murray McDavid's Whisky Creations Team.

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.