In 2016, Coleburn Distillery celebrates 120 years of service to the Scotch whisky industry. Once famed for its experimental workshop, this distillery was founded and built in the heart of Speyside by whisky blenders, John Robertson & Son in 1896. The workshop explored innovative production techniques at the turn of the 20th century and supplied its single malt whisky to the industry throughout Scotland.
Like many others, Coleburn was closed by Diageo in 1985 and the stills have remained silent ever since. Today, the distillery is the home of Murray McDavid where our small team of craftsmen practise the art of maturation by taking specially selected casks from around the world to nurture our drams through the maturation process. We store these casks in the traditional Victorian dunnage warehouses on the site. Now, with over ninety single malt and single grain whiskies from different distilleries, we have perhaps the greatest variety of cask whisky under one roof.
With many years of industry experience, the Coleburn team, take quality whisky and matches the heart of each spirit with wood to enhance its different characteristics. This results in fine drams with unique profiles that Murray McDavid is truly proud to offer whisky lovers worldwide.
Murray McDavid have a vast range of whisky experiences available whisky lovers from far and wide. Our guests have enjoyed tours of traditional whisky warehouses, trying seeking out the oldest casks whilst admiring the old crafts of dunnage maturation. As a proud partner of the Spirit of Speyside Festival, we enjoy the annual celebrations of the great Scottish drink, this year we hosted a guests from as far as Brazil at our Parkmore Distillery Manager’s House for tastings and blending workshops. We closed the Spirit of Speyside with a night to remember, a cèilidh (Scottish dance) on the lawn at Parkmore, overlooking the beautiful distillery – a belly full of food, lively traditional fiddle band accompanied by some very spirited dancing from our guest and of course an array of fine drams were enjoyed by many.
There are plans afoot to bring Coleburn Distillery back into production. It would be our dream to nurture a whole new generation of Coleburn single malt and bring it to the world. Watch this space…
If you are interested in Coleburn Distillery or would like to attend one of our many special events around the UK, you can follow us online for dates and event information or email our brand ambassador, Dean Jode