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Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Highland :: Scotland
The history of Tullibardine for distilling and brewing is one of the oldest in Scotland. Located in Blackford, the gateway to the Highlands, it was here in 1488 that the young King James IV of Scotland stopped by on his way to his coronation to purchase beer from the local brewery. This is recorded as the first public purchase of beer.
As well as the easy access from the north and south, making it a perfect location for stilling, there is also a plentiful supply of fresh spring water from the surrounding Ochil hills, which are also well known for the fold that was mined from them. The water that reaches the distillery has taken 15 years to reach the Danny Burn, which is the spring supplying the distillery.
In 1947 the brewery was converted to a distillery, and was named after the small medieval chapel close to the distillery, which was built in 1446. Tullibardine mean “lookout hill” in Gaelic.
With a wide portfolio of stock ranging back as far as 1952, Tullibardine is a lovely sweet, elegant and complex malt whisky.
“We are getting to the stage where Tullibardine is now becoming one of the true great single malts of Scotland” Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2008.
Highland Single Malt
aged in first-fill Bourbon casks and subsequently finished for a period of about 12 months in Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet red Burgundy casks which are 228 litres in size
pretty ruby colour
red fruit, chocolate, vanilla
vanilla, light chocolate, toffee and berry layers on palate
creamy and rich with hints of red berry fruit