Our whiskies hail from highly respected distilleries in Scotland and Ireland. Produced in the classic tradition, they appeal to adventurous whisky enthusiasts who have a genuine appreciation for quality. Discover the fascinating range of whiskies represented by Connexion Oenophilia.
Tullibardine The Murray 2005 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotland :: UK
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 Scotch Whisky
This is the second whisky from the Tullibardine Marquess Collection.
There have been famous historical figures bearing the title the Marquess of Tullibardine for centuries.
The 2nd Marquess of Tullibardine, Sir William Murray fought for the Jacobites at the Battle of Sherrifmuir on the hills above the distillery. In 1745 he was chosen by Bonnie Prince Charlie to unfurl the Royal Standard at Glenfinnan announcing the Prince as the rightful King.
To acknowledge this connection with the past, Tullibardine decided to name their new whisky after Sir William Murray. From their stills, to barrel, to bottle, this is a classic Tullibardine that has spent all its life in 1st fill Bourbon barrels since 2005. This is the first release of a Tullibardine made this century at cask strength.
DISTILLED 2005 – BOTTLED 2017 – 56,3%
Limited Edition Release – 14000 bottles
This second cask strength release has a wonderful array of aromas and flavours all working in perfect harmony.
Vanilla ice cream mingles with a syrupy pineaplle sweetness and hints of sherbet lemon, all delightfully combining with hints of malted biscuits and honey to produce a smooth lingering finish.