Murray McDavid Aus Exclusive Caol Ila 2012 9-Year-Old Koval Millet Cask Single Malt

Murray McDavid

$229.00
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A unique bottling, this single cask Caol Ila was aged 9 years in a Koval Millet Whiskey cask.  The unique grain expression pioneered by Koval results in a more developed bourbon cask expression than a standard Kentucky cask.  This cask was bottled exclusively for the Australian market!

Bottled from cask #327345A at a cask strength of 56.4% abv.

Official Tasting Notes:

Nose: sandalwood, spiced latte, vanilla

Palate: lush peat, bright tropical fruit (rogue banana!), rye spices

Finish: Oily, smoked fruits and meat (think Al Pastor!), soft oak spice

Murray McDavid was founded in 1994 by former wine merchant and legend of the whisky industry, Mark Reynier, who named company after his grandparents Harriet Murray and Jock McDavid. Mark was subsequently joined by yet another whisky legend, Jim McEwan: you might recognise these names as part of the team that resuscitated the Bruichladdich distillery in 2000 and subsequently made it the powerhouse that it is today.

Mark's former life as a wine merchant gave him access to some incredible and unique casks and Murray McDavid quickly established a reputation for innovative and extraordinary cask maturations. Though Mark and Jim both have sinced moved on to other ventures, their ethos lives on through the brand's slogan, celebrating "The Art of Maturation". This commitment is made evident in the calibre of casks that they source globally; including bourbon and rye caks from Koval in Chicago, Sherry casks from Bodegas Ximenez-Spinola in Jerez and Port barriques from Caves de Murca in Portugal.   

Group:
Whisky
Type:
Whisky
Style:
Single Malt
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Islay
Producer:
Caol Ila
Size:
700ml
ABV:
56.4%
Age:
12
Vintage:
2012