About us

Established early in 1994, Murray McDavid has quickly become a leading Scotch whisky bottler. One of the first to start using a variety of interesting casks in the Art of Maturation to produce Inspired Scotch Whisky.

 

Murray McDavid was established by London wine merchants Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin and Springbank Distillery’s Gordon Wright. They quickly gained a reputation for maturing whisky in interesting casks, especially in fine wine casks.

In 2000, the Murray McDavid team set about reopening the closed Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, engaging the services of Jim McEwan, Islay’s most celebrated Master Distiller.

 

In 2012, spirits giant Remy Cointreau purchased Bruichladdich Distillery and Murray McDavid. Later, Murray McDavid was sold to its current owners, leading Scotch whisky broker, Aceo Ltd.

Today, the home of Murray McDavid is Coleburn Distillery in Speyside, where we continue the tradition of bottling artfully-matured Scotch whisky.

Coleburn Distillery in Speyside

The Whisky Creation Team

Dean Jode

Dean

Dan Hendry

Dan

Amanda Biscombe

Amanda

Kevin

Kevin

Steven

Steven

Chris

Chris

Boat Manager

Brian

Brian

Cask Guardian

Mark

Mark

Murray McDavid Boat

THE MURRAY McDAVID

At Murray McDavid, we celebrate Scotch whisky with our friends and fellow whisky lovers by hosting whisky tastings and gatherings in beautiful settings around the UK and beyond.

We also host whisky tastings and trips on the ‘Murray McDavid’, our 60ft traditional wooden boat, moored on the River Clyde in the centre of Glasgow.

In the past, we have been the official sponsors of the Scottish Opera for tours across the west coast of Scotland performing songs from ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Bubble McBea’.

 

Parkmore House

Parkmore House

As a proud partner of the Spirit of Speyside Festival, we enjoy the annual celebrations of the great Scottish drink, every year we host guests from as far as Brazil at our Parkmore Distillery Manager’s House for tastings and blending workshops.

Past activity includes closing previous Spirit of Speyside events with nights to remember, where over 100 guests have joined us for a cèilidh on the lawn at Parkmore, overlooking the beautiful distillery – a belly full of food, a lively traditional fiddle band accompanied by some very spirited dancing from our guests and of course an array of fine drams were enjoyed by many.