Today’s #throwbackthursday we take to the seas with Danny Brand, a fisherman from Angus, to share a sweet story of childhood nostalgia aboard our beautiful pilot boat.
We were pleased to hear from local fisherman, Danny Brand recently, when he got in touch to share his memories…
‘From age eleven I spent a lot of time helping with maintenance jobs and making new improvements to the boat , usual things were painting , and cleaning and hosing down the deck to stop the planks from drying out in the summer. Jobs like this were always really interesting to me as a young lad , but the highlight of all was when the boat would go to Arbroath to be put on the slipway. I’d usually get to go on the sail and go up the slip if I was off school and would always get to go to sail to the Arbroath sea fest which was the highlight of my boating year as a boy, especially as they let me steer most of the way’
Back in the 1950s, the boat was known as The Newcraig. She was built in St Monans, Fife and began life as a pilot boat transporting mariners to and from ships in the open sea.
Used to promote the Murray McDavid brand today, the Murray McDavid boat is moored in the heart of Glasgow sitting next to the Riverside Museum and lying alongside Glasgow’s tall ship ‘The Glenlee’. Over the years, we have hosted many events onboard and the boat is available for whisky tastings, trips on the River Clyde and out to the ‘Whisky Isles’ on the West Coast of Scotland.
Thank you Danny for sharing your stories and wonderful pictures. A bottle is on its way to you!
If anyone has any similar stories to share, we would love to hear from you!
We've bottled a single cask of heavily sherried Speyside single malt to fill your glass this Christmas. Just 212 bottles were filled from the 1st fill Oloroso Sherry hogshead, which we're sharing at a very merry natural cask strength of 54.2%vol.
This is a joyous coming together of a superb Speyside spirit with the moreish flavours of rich Spanish Sherry, producing a harmony of aromas such as mulled orange, allspice and leather leading to flavours of Christmas cake, almonds and cloves with ginger, liquorice and a hint of smoke to finish.
This Christmas, we have bottled a comforting winter warmer that has been matured in an Oloroso Sherry cask from the sun-soaked hills of Jerez, in southern Spain. This superb, secret single malt from ...
Join Dean and the Murray McDavid Team for a fun-filled evening of whisky and laughter.
This festive tasting is just £30, making a perfect treat before Christmas.
Dean will be expertly guiding us through our first ever Christmas bottling! We present a festive-themed Mystery Malt, distilled in Speyside and matured for nearly a decade in a freshly emptied Oloroso Sherry Hogshead.
We’ll also be tasting single malts from legendary distilleries such as Bowmore, Caol Ila and Craigellachie!
This tasting will take place 11th December at 7pm and we will be offering exclusive discounts throughout the evening.
With only 20 places available on this tasting, make sure you secure your place now.
Get 25% off our 20yo Secret Speyside single malt – Just £67.50
Our Mystery Malt, distilled at one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, has matured for its final 4 years in a French wine cask from Château Talbot, in Bordeaux. Alluring aromas of floral notes with flavours of rich fruits and roasted hazelnut. it’s a firm favourite of our Whisky Creations Team.
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