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Glen Garioch 11 year old Tokaji Finish Murray McDavid Benchmark 70cl 46& ABV
Now this is something you don't see every day! A delightful Highland Single Malt finished in very rare, Tokaji wine casks from Hungary. The chaps at Murray McDavid have done it again and delivered a superb whisky bursting with orange blossom, honey, tropical fruit, creamy vanilla and subtle spice.
Glen Garioch distillery
Glen Garioch distillery was founded in 1797 and it is one of Scotland's oldest. It operated under the ownership of the founding family until 1837. After that year, the distillery was sold a couple of times and in the early 20th century William Sanderson and Sons, who were the owners of the VAT 69 blend, acquired it.
This latter company merged with other larger companies until it was taken over by Scotch Malt Distillers (SMD) who closed the distillery in 1968. A company by the name Stanley P Morrison Ltd (SPM) acquired the distillery and resumed production almost immediately after purchasing it. Under the ownership of SPM the distillery went through upgrades and innovations in the 1970's.
Peated whisky was produced, the floor maltings were upgraded and a visitor center was opened. The Suntory Group from Japan took over SPM in 1984 and according to some whisky experts, like Charles Maclean, the character of the whisky produced under the new ownership is markedly different to the one produced before the take over. In 1994 the floor maltings were decommissioned and the entire official portfolio was relaunched in 2009.
A short fermentation period and low reflux rate produce a spirit with malt/cereal notes enhanced by waxy undertones.
For nearly 30 years, independent whisky bottler Murray McDavid has been a pioneer in the Scotch whisky industry, leading the way in the Art of Maturation. Former wine merchant and legendary whisky entrepreneur, Mark Reynier, founded Murray McDavid in 1994; later joined by the acclaimed distiller, Jim McEwan. Mark’s connections gave him access to casks from iconic wine producers, which quickly gained Murray McDavid a reputation for creating innovative whisky in interesting casks. Today, they continue to challenge whisky industry conventions. Their Royal Brackla Distillery and Coleburn Distillery whisky warehouses, filled with thousands of casks of maturing whisky from over 90 distilleries in Scotland, enables us to offer a wide range of inspired and artfullymatured Scotch whisky.