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Murray McDavid Glenallachie 12 Year Old 1st Fill Cognac

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Murray McDavid

Range: Benchmark

Distillery: Glenallachie

Age: 12 years old

Distilled: 2008

Bottled: 2021

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch whisky

Cask Type: One sherry butt finished in two 1st Fill Cognac limousin oak casks

Cask Ref: 1910865 and 1920865

Alcohol by Volume: 50.0%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 771 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Glenallachie 12 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Buttery, orange, milk chocolate.

Palate: Creamy malt, fruity toffee, oak spice.

Finish: Gentle fruits and mellow vanilla.

About this Murray McDavid whisky

At the foot of the Ben Rinnes Mountain in Speyside lies Glenallachie Distillery. This lavish malt has been mainly used for blending. But, its new owners are now bottling it as a single malt – a victory for whisky lovers. With this dram, Murray McDavid is celebrating the excellent spirit in its pure form. This luscious Speysider has matured in a 600-litre Sherry butt for 11 years. It was then filled into two freshly emptied Limousin oak casks used to mature Cognac. After a year, the two casks were then reunited. This is a harmonious balance between French oak and fine Scottish spirit. A beautiful dram.

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.