56 Walton Street Knightsbridge London SW3 1RB England.
Tel: +44 (0)141 842 3000 Fax: +44 (0)141 842 3001
in honour of Harriet Murray and Jock McDavid,
Winston Churchill's aide-de-camp in WW1 and who
was in the whisky business afterwards. Founded
in 1997 by Simon Coughlin, Mark Reynier and Gordon
Wright (whose family own Springbank).
To discover and bottle only the best casks possible,
at the ideal drinking strength of 46%, without chill-filtration
or colouration, to produce whiskies, not merely
for collection, but for drinking.
do not believe in high cask strengths: at 46% only
a little water is required to release the flavours
and enhance the aromas in your glass, without blowing
selection is vital: there are very few casks that
genuinely merit being bottled on their own, and
far too many are, in the mistaken belief that their
'uniqueness' alone is worthy of attention:
range is deliberately small - less than ten malts
- selected only from distilleries that have produced
really good spirit - not just famous names. The
selection we make (tasted by all of us) is made
from casks that exude star quality - the rest we
small batch bottling will contain the number of
casks that we identified as having star quality:
it may be one, it may be five. Full details about
the casks are included on the label, including new,
sometimes irreverent, information about the distillery.
McDavid have reclassified the traditionally accepted
distillery classification system taking into account
the tastes and styles of the spirits produced.
a single cask is found that is worthy of this attention,
and we bottle it. Since the acquisition of Bruichladdich
Distillery in December 2000 - this is the first
time an independent bottler has bought a distillery,
Jim McEwan has been selecting some extra special
casks - watch this space.
find out more why not visit our website at www.murray-mcdavid.com
or email us at email@example.com