Port Ellen - 27 Year Old 1982 Murray McDavid Château d'Yquem

Lot Id: 182565

Port Ellen - 27 Year Old 1982 Murray McDavid Château d'Yquem

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Founded by 3 gentleman in 1996, Mark Reynier, Simon Coughlin, and Gordon Wright. Murray McDavid would be most famous for the purchasing of Bruichladdich on the 19 December 2000 which lay dormant at the time. Murray McDavid was bought over by Aces in 2013 but that wasn’t the end for the company, their legacy continued by bottling exceptional single malts without chill-filtering or adding colour. They really ACEd this market, a term coined referring to “Additional Cask Enhancement” which involved additional finishing of casks. The large majority of the whisky community attribute the success of both Bruichladdich and Murray McDavid to a gentleman, James McEwan who has more than 50 years of experience in the whisky industry. He lead from the front and was distillery and production manager.

From the currently closed Port Ellen distillery on Islay, this single malt was matured primarily in a bourbon cask before being enhanced in a Chateau D'Yquem casks. It is a limited run of only 1175 bottles. Château d'Yquem is a Premier Cru Supérieur wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region. 

  • Distillery: Port Ellen Whisky for auction
  • Bottler: Murray McDavid
  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Size: 70cl
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 27 Year Old
  • Number of Bottles: 1175
  • Strength (%): 48.6%
  • Cask Finish: Château d'Yquem
  • Cask Type: Bourbon
  • Distillery Status: Closed
  • Fill Level: Into Neck
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Shipping Weight: 2.00 KG

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