Single malt

Darach Ruadh

Mystery Malt 16 Years Old 1992 Darach Ruadh (46%, Murray McDavid, 2015)

  • Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: It’s a mystery
  • Bottling: Murray McDavid – Darach Ruadh
  • ABV: 46%
  • Cost: £TBA
  • Score: 87/100

Murray McDavid Mystery Malt

What they say:

DARACH • RUADH 1992 Autumn 2015

From auspicious beginnings at a famous Speyside Distillery, this spirit has been matured in a sherry cask. The attractive deep red of this heavy and complex spirit hints at what’s promised in the enjoyment of the dram. On the nose, bold and vibrant redcurrants rally together with the richness of dark leather, burnt orange and Demerara sugar. Fresh cherries and a hint of polish round out the tales of the aromas. The palate absorbs the daring combinations of barrel char and molasses, wide grassy and cinnamon flavours, then relents to a dark peppery finish – altogether a mighty fine dram which we are sure will reveal its true colours to the assiduous whisky aficionado
Aged 16 Years
  • Region Highland
  • Bottled December 2008
  • Wood Bourbon barrel
  • Finish Sherry cask
  • Cask# 7


What I say:

Sampled as part of the #MurrayMcDavid twitter tasting


Rich golden amber with copper/ruby highlights (11/20) medium droplet tears with fine legs


Light/delicate, grassy/hay, citrus lemons, lime, lemongrass, barley flour, herbal, thyme, acetone – pear drops


Light cereal barley flour/grist, honey and lemon, dill, thyme, vanilla crème brulee, molasses and demerara sugar, tropical fruits, old leather belt, melon


Medium- long, Creamy white chocolate, vanilla, lemon and herbal thyme

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