Murray McDavid


Benchmark, Aged 20 Years

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 139
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Brand: Tobermory, Murray McDavid
Expression: Benchmark, Aged 20 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 20 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Cherry lips sweets, damson, figs and quince cheese. The alcohol seems higher than the natural ABV, with a spirit note coming through.
Palate: There is a big fruity note on the palate, taking the figs and adding dates to it. A hint of blood orange comes through backed by some fennel.
Finish: A strong note of bitter black tea with lots of brown sugar and some orange bitters.
Comment: Perhaps hasn’t quite found its feet just yet.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: A huge, uncompromising, very balsamic sherry monster. A touch of citrus and salt adds freshness.
Palate: Exactly the same as the nose. Balsamic, herbal and a little rough at the edges.
Finish: Good length with a touch of tar, cigar smoke and cinnamon.
Comment: Luckily, it hasn’t been compromised by sulphur tainted sherry butts.
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Tobermory Distillery, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
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