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Murray McDavid Cult of Islay 32 Year Old 1st Fill Sherry & Bourbon

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Key Facts About This Blended Scotch

Bottler: Murray McDavid

Range: Crafted Blend

Distillery: Bowmore, Laphroaig, North British

Region: Islay and Lowland, Scotland

Age: 32 years old

Distilled: 1988

Bottled: 2021

Spirit: Blended scotch whisky

Cask Type: Small batch of three 1st Fill Sherry and Bourbon casks

Alcohol by Volume: 50.0%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 600 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Cult of Islay Tasting Notes

Nose: Distant beach bonfire, stewed fruits.

Palate: Dry smoke, orange oil, sooty lavender.

Finish: Oak, rich toffee, candied ginger.

About this Murray McDavid whisky

Murray McDavid's Cult of Islay pays homage to the island’s huge following. It is a marriage of two legendary Islay malts, Bowmore and Laphroaig. These are paired with a single grain whisky from the North British Distillery. Equal amounts of Islay malt and single grain whisky, both aged for at least 32 years, creates a superb balance. The adored spirit of Islay flows through this sensational dram. This is a blend of bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks, displaying serious maturity and style. A sublime blended Scotch!

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.