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Murray McDavid North British 13 Year Old 1st Fill Tawny Port

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Key Facts About This Single Grain Scotch

Bottler: Murray McDavid

Range: Select Grain

Distillery: North British

Age: 13 years old

Distilled: 2007

Bottled: 2021

Region: Lowlands, Scotland

Spirit: Single grain scotch whisky

Cask Type: 1st Fill Murca Tawny Port

Cask Ref: 3306935, 3306936, 3306937, and 3306938

Alcohol by Volume: 50.0%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 1,357 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

North British 13 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Raspberry, creamy vanilla, oak spice.

Palate: Floral, pink peppercorns, mixed berries.

Finish: Hint of smoke, gentle sweet oak.

About this Murray McDavid whisky

North British Distillery in Edinburgh is one of the largest producers of grain spirit in Scotland. Distilling mainly corn, they create a fresh, sweet spirit. It is typically enjoyed in the guise of a blended whisky. But Murray McDavid share this sprightly grain whisky in its pure form. They've matured it in an unusual combination of bourbon and fresh Tawny Port casks. Like single malt, single grain whisky does not have to be old to be enjoyed. Especially when matured in interesting wood! The team finished this grain spirit for 20 months in Caves de Murça casks from their Port-making partners in the Douro Valley.

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.