Murdoch's Perfection Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

Murdoch’s Perfection was a widely exported blended Scotch whisky produced by Duncan Murdoch & Co., a subsidiary of Glasgow blender and bottler Campbell & Clark, during the late 20th century.

During its brief life it was bottled as a 12-, 15-,17 and 20-year-old at 40% and 43% abv. 

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch

Murdoch's Perfection History

Douglas Murdoch & Co. was established in 1970 as a subsidiary of Glasgow blender Campbell & Clark Ltd, its name used to market a series of independent bottlings alongside the Duncan’s Reserve and Murdoch’s Perfection brands.

Campbell & Clark itself had been formed in 1934 as a subsidiary of distiller Train & McIntyre Ltd., which later owned the Glenury Royal, Fettercairn and Benromach distilleries. Campbell & Clark was sold to George Christie’s Speyside Distillery Company in 1960, which was part-backed by Sazerac Co. Inc of New Orleans.

During the 1980s Murdoch’s Perfection had become widely distributed overseas, but although being bought out by Christie in 1989, Campbell & Clark became a dormant company by the mid-1990s.

In 2000 the Speyside Distillery Company was sold to a private investment group, and Campbell & Clark and its subsidiaries were dissolved 10 years later.


  • 1934 Campbell & Clark created by distiller Train & McIntyre
  • 1970 Douglas Murdoch & Co. is established as a subsidiary of Campbell & Clark Ltd
  • 1996 Campbell & Clark becomes a dormant holding of Speyside Distillers and Murdoch’s Perfection is withdrawn
  • 2010 Douglas Murdoch & Co., along with Campbell & Clark, is dissolved


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See also

  • Benriach Benriach Benriach Distillery & brand


    Moray producer of fruit-forward malt.

  • North of Scotland Distilling Company North of Scotland Distilling Company North of Scotland Distilling Company Distiller

    North of Scotland Distillery Co

    Once operator of the North of Scotland grain distillery in Cambus.

  • Lossit Lossit Lossit Brand


    Blended malt created to taste like whisky from one of Islay’s lost farm distilleries.

  • Towiemore Towiemore Towiemore Brand


    Blended malt created to closely mirror the style of one of Speyside’s lost distilleries.

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