Tullibardine is best categorised to be a ‘boutique’ distillery. As one of the few remaining family owned distilleries,
craftsmanship is at the heart of everything they do, and it is their responsibility and commitment to ensure that this expertise and knowledge continues to be passed from generation to generation.
This tradition started back in 1488. Tullibardine is one of the oldest locations in Scotland for brewing and distilling and indeed received a royal charter from the court of King James IV in1503.
Tullibardine's distillery is located at the gateway to the Highlands, sitting in the shadow of the Ochil hills, which gives pure spring water from the Danny Burn. These rich natural resources, and the passion and skill of their craftsmen, are the reasons that Tullibardine is known today as the ‘drop of pure Highland Gold’.
Having been matured in first fill Bourbon barrels, this is a lovely, balanced whisky. It exhibits barley, pear drops and creamy chocolate notes, which develop on the palate with a lingering finish.
Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish
For about 12 months, Tullibardine Sovereign has been finished in Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Casks, which are 225 litres in size. This creates a wonderful golden whisky with interesting citrus flavour, cereal notes and vanilla. There is a touch of pineapple and orange peel on the finish, which is medium to long.
Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish
For about 12 months, Tullibardine Sovereign has been finished in Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet Red Burgundy Casks, which are 228 litres in size. This creates a delightful ruby colour to this whisky with vanilla, light chocolate flavours, a creamy richness and hints of red summer fruit.
Tullibardine 500 Sherry Finish
For about 12 months, Tullibardine Sovereign has been finished in Sherry Butts, which are 500 litres in size. This has created an intense, dark, rich brown whisky. There are hints of toffee and apples with an edge of cereal notes. On the palate, vanilla and toffee abound with dates and spice.
Tullibardine Aged 20 Years
Matured in first fill Bourbon Barrels, this is a wonderful, charming, single malt that delivers vanilla,
cocoa, honey, and oatmeal in equal measure, while finishing smooth and dry on the palate. There is a
complexity from its age, but there is still that hint of subtle sweetness that Tullibardine has in its malts.
Tullibardine Aged 25 Years
This is benchmark Tullibardine, full-bodied, smooth and fruity in the mouth. There are a myriad of flavours coming from toffee, spice and dried apricots, through to the more obvious barley and vanilla notes on the finish. This is a Tullibardine to savour and take ones time over.