Clan Murray (40%)

Clan Murray is made by Benriach Distillery. It looks Benriach is not so proud of this product, as there is not any mention of this whisky on their website or anywhere else on the internet. I found it on sale at Baltic states and a few other countries like Holland and Bulgaria. I suppose it’s made for an order of some wholesale company. So maybe they have found some name and year on the label, have bottled excess whiskies which nobody has wanted to use somewhere else. The paper quality of the label feels very cheap also. 70 cl bottle costs under 15€ in Estonia.

Clan Murray is not convincing. Nose is bland, very thin and has some wood aroma. Taste is pungent, woody and very thin. It’s grainy and the burn is also rather strong. Aftertaste has a bitter taste that leaves it in the mouth for a long time. It’s very cheaply made, I’m sure it does not consist of malt whiskey more than of just a few percent. The strong bitter aftertaste should come from re-recycled barrels, which do not give any other taste than just tannic bitterness. It’s not drinkable neat and for mixings only with ginger ale or such, which dilute the bitter taste. You can easily give Clan Murray as a gift to your enemy.


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