Review: Murray McDavid Glenglassaugh 1986
Several of you have asked me about this whisky in the past week, so I thought I would post it up now given that it will not appear in Malt Advocate until the 3rd Quarter issue later this year.
Murray McDavid “Mission” (distilled at Glenglassaugh), 1986 vintage, 20 year old, 55.3%, $175
The ruby/antique amber color suggests a first-fill sherry cask. The nose and palate confirm. This whisky is a mouthful: fruitcake, roasted chestnuts, burnt raisin, candied orange, molasses, leather, tobacco, dark chocolate, wax and a hint of clove. An incredible amount of sherry, but it’s not cloying. The flavors are clean, complex and well-balanced.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 86