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The whisky

List of the bottles

Tullibardine: official bottlings

Tullibardine

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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73/100
Personal Comment
A rather neutral nose, followed by a pleasant but very dry taste, with malt hints, but dry malt hints, without the sugar aspects which characterizes it so often... The whole is rather dry, not really complex, with a final recalling the taste of cheap sherry. But the cheap aspect of this bottling makes is rather likeable.
70/100
May be a consequence of airing, the second tasting resulted in a different opinion about this malt. The nose is rather sweet and balances, and recalls cut grass with slight citrus hints on a discrete malt background. In the palate, the taste seems to confirm the nose. The dryness from the first tasting has disappeared. The pleasant finish, rather short, is sweet and floral.
74/100

Tullibardine

1993

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
56,8 %
Bottler
Official
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71/100
Personal Comment
This malt is pleasant, that's it. The nose is dominated by malt. The smell and the taste do not have a complex character. Therefore, this bottle is not essential. On the other hand, it represents a rather good quality-price ratio.
74/100.
The nose is marked by malt and some discrete leather hints. The palate recognizes the malt as well, but also some mix of flowers and ripe fruits, which make it a rather sweet and pleasant whisky, but without complexity. The finish is pleasant too, with however some alcohol touches on the background.
74/100

Tullibardine

1992

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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84/100
Tullibardine 92
Personal Comment
Nice fruity and floral sensations. Discrete eucalyptus and citrus fruits hints mix with some slightly acid smells.
In the mouth, an explosion on fruits. Great smoothness and a kind of complexity.
Finish is lingering and fresh, still with this nice fruity impression.
84/100

Tullibardine

1988, John Black's selection

Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
51,9 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 697
Dates
Distil: 1986 Bottling: 07-2005
Bottle
175 of 261 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Tullibardine John Black's selection
Personal Comment

The nose is clearly marked by sherry and presents nice smoky notes. Very rich and complex, the pleasure the nose gives is enhanced by dry fruit smells and slightly woody touches.
The mouth is clearly sherryish too, with first an intense bitterness followed by quite acid notes, before developing on a nice balance mixing sherry with fruity and woody notes. A very pleasant mouth.
The finish is pleasant and lingering, warm and slightly dominated by woody notes unsuccessfully trying to hide the sherry hints. An alcohol impression is amazingly present at the finish. Amazing, because neither at the nose nor in the palate, any alcohol hinder was detected. The whole is really nice.
88/100
A kind of sherry shower overwhelms the nose. In addition, nice floral notes and a touch of liquorice and a light veil of smoke on the background. Some touches of walnut complete the picture.
The mouth develops between a first acidity and some slightly refined woody notes while remaining clearly dominated by sherry. Some notes of chocolate, the whole in a nice balance.
A lingering finish, prolonging perfectly the mouth feelings: sherry, nuts and a hint of fruit.
90/100


Tullibardine: independent bottlers

Tullibardine

Daily Dram: Daintier Bull

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
54,8 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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81/100
Tullibardine Daintier Bull
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The nose has a pleasant smell of cut grass. Too bad this is the only one ... A slight tingling due to the presence of alcohol is a bit awkward at first. Fortunately, it fades rather quickly.
The first impression in the mouth is very fresh, but also a prick due to alcohol. A slight bitterness adds to the freshness of cut grass, giving it a relative complexity.
The finish is fairly long, also marked by a mixture of bitterness and alcohol rapidly obliterating the freshness of the nose and early mouth.
81/100


Tullibardine

Sherry Hogshead 1980

Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
48,3 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 14023
Dates
Distil: 05/1980 Bottling: 06/2014
Bottle
45 of 146 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Tullibardine MOS 1980
Personal Comment

Tullibardine: samples

Tullibardine

Scott's Selection 1989-2005

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
55,1 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2005
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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79/100
Personal Comment
Quite a discrete nose, essentially marked by malt and some hints of yeast. Rather complex and far from unpleasant, this nose gives a freshness impression tempered by heady fruity hints.
In the palate, a mix of acidity and too ripe fruits, a kind of interesting sweet-sour stuff, but without complexity.
The finish is very sweet, close to be sickly. A kind of not very pleasant syrupy impression.
79/100

Tullibardine

Aged Oak

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Official
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WDTS2011-0280/100
Tullibardine aged oak
Personal Comment

Couleur: Paille
Un nez relativement discret et linéaire sans beaucoup de fantaisie. Quelques discrètes notes de paille et en arrière-plan des soupçons de moisi et de levure. Le genre de profils que j'affectionne assez peu.
La bouche est très discrète et tout aussi linéaire que le nez. De douces notes fruitées semblent submerger dans un ensemble assez monotone de notes entre la céréale et la levure. Le tout est cependant assez équilibré, ce qui est malgré tout une source de plaisir. Au bout de quelques instants de légères notes de réglisse apparaissent.
La finale joue beaucoup sur l'équilibre qui était pratiquement le seul élément en bouche à donner un réel plaisir. Elle est longue et agréable, mais ici non plus aucune complexité et un manque assez évident de relief.
78/100

Comment by Joseph
Nose: Floral
Taste: Light side of Sauternes wine, aniseed, licorice, lemon.
Finish: short, spicy.
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by mapi
Color: white wine.
Nose very balanced between freshness and flowers and a smooth and buttery side.
The palate begins with a fresh attack almost syrupy. Then the coolness of licorice. This whisky is fine and elegant.
The finish is superb with roasted almond notes in a gangue of milk chocolate and hints of tarte Tatin.
90/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PatGVA
N: grass, wet hay, accurate, fresh, grain, sour cream, green apple
is excellent
B: grassy, green apple, cream, nice balance
F: short but they're young, beautiful balance, silky texture, very nice product
90/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Mars
Nose: Fruits galore, coconut, marzipan, (a lot of) rice cake. After breathing, the cake of rice soften and some citrus note appear.

Taste: Rice cakes galore, slightly watery, cereals. After breathing becomes softer with a slight fruitiness.

Finale: The rice cake still dominates and in the background there's porridge, coconut and marzipan. After breathing citrus appear. The finish is medium long.

Pleasant to drink whiskey, uncomon powerful aroma and really special. This feature make me give him a few extra points.
88/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Riesling, thin legs that flow rather fast
Nose: meduim intensity after 30 minutes of breathing, the whisky is closed at the beginning, certainly because the sample is drawn from a freshly opened bottle, dusty (like a mix of incense and powdered sugar), dry (like fino sherry), white chocolate, lightly caramelized milk
Taste: soft attack, afterwards mild to moderate intensity, in the mouth a mixture of bitterness and dryness is dominating (tastes better than it sounds)
Finish: short to medium
With water: A vegetable note adds on the nose and in the mouth
Conclusion: An unconventional malt (at least compared to the whiskys I drink usually) but pleasant
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: powdery, fruity (pear, white peach and green apple), cereal lightly toasted, tart shortbread, cream puffs. Some complexity, even if it takes a bit to get it.
Palate: Silky texture, especially on the toasted cereal, pastry a little later. Less attractive than her nose. Earth side as well.
Finish: quite short and pastry
Pleasant, disappointing in its mouth. For those who believe not to like whisky.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: white wine

Nose: metallic, slightly fruity and slightly woody at first. It is perhaps more pungent and spicy thereafter. Thereafter it seems we enter the lab of a baker with notes of wheat flour and yeast (fairly marked the latter).

Taste: fresh and sparkling with the soft attack. Somewhat woody and not very powerful. It lacks a bit (too) punch and relief. Perhaps a slight taste of chips, unsalted peanuts (for sweet desserts). And yet this yeasty quite special taste.

Final: the texture is borderline oily (oily persistence on the palate), rather long but too discreet.

Not bad but not super rich. The nose is nice but it lacks some accuracy. The palate is really too flat ... Ditto for the finale. I know it is there, but what a lack of presence! And for this reason, the note drops ...
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PierreDH
Color: White wine. Natural.
Nose: Sweet and fruity. Apple but also very sweet pear. A little solvent like nail polish. Very fine peat.
Taste: A real caress in the palate. It's nice but maybe too soft.
Final: Woody, smoky and fruity at once, the flavors returning to the charge in turn. It's intense but of medium length. Too flat, lacks charm and personality.
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dadamien
The nose shows a young whisky, bareley, very soft. Touches of fresh fruits, wet papper. The mouth is all the same, young, bareley, some spicies, fresh young fruits.
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by RX21
Nose: Citrus fruits (lemon, grape fruit), hints of vegetable
Mouth: Vegetal, crystallized citrus fruits
Final: Short, acridness
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Straw
The nose is quite discrete and linear without much fantasy. A few discreet notes of straw and background hints of yeast and mold. The kind of profiles that I like very little.
The mouth is very discreet and just as linear as the nose. Sweet fruity notes appear to submerge in a rather monotonous collection of notes between the grain and yeast. The whole is quite balanced, which is still a source of pleasure. After a few moments slight hint of liquorice appear.
The finish plays heavily on the balance that was virtually the only element in the mouth to give pleasure. It is long and pleasant, but here also no complexity and a rather obvious lack of depth.

78/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Pompix
The nose is quite powerful. Vanilla and floral notes melt in a malty background which is a little rough with a hint of alcohol and solvent .
On the palate, attack is marked by emptiness and then wakes up in a finish with a malty dominance.
79/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Fruity on the white fruit, pear brandy, light sponge cake and honey. The nose is quite robust, not in finesse. Rather clear color makes hink of a young whisky, but the good structure of the nose that leaves me to consider this perhaps did not.
Taste: Definitely a whisky reduced to 40 °, so that the flavors are less expressive. The fine structure of the nose disappears completely. Mouth rather light on the lychee slightly acid and bitter. The finish is creamy, slightly sweet. The reduction does not retain flavors on the palate, too bad.
79/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Talisker84
Color: White wine / pale yellow

Nose: First a little butter, oaky, a little almond. Some banana fruit style. Hints of white vinegar.
Slightly boardy , slightly herbaceous. Vinous notes style white Muscat grape with small grains or Clairette.

Taste: I find it rather marked by alcohol ... it remains in the spirit of the nose. Wood, cardboard, slightly camphored.
Some bitterness too ... I find it hard to find fruit, I would lean more on floral and herbaceous mostly ...

Final: Moderately short, rather dry with a slight bitterness and a little smoke ...
78/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is marked by a strange smell, mingle of school glue and earthy atmosphere, very difficult to describe. It also has soft almond paste, lemon, and light smoke. The nose, powerful enough, will gradually transform itself into something more delicate and subtle after aeration. We have at this point a light veil of smoke and peat, embedding a bunch of these flavors ( school glue, lemon, sugar cane and a slight hint of chocolate and coffee). It's very soft, and relatively complex.

The palate is light. Syrupy and fresh, it starts with veggie notes, before this sensation of glue from the nose goes to the mouth. There is also wood, lemon and a touch of iodine. Some time spent in the glass allows tar to appear in attack. But it is singularly lacking power. Especially since the aeration is literally collapsing the malt.

The finish of medium length, is the lemon and salt. It also sees pepper. Aeration brings it towards more medicinal flavors.

In conclusion, an interesting nose, but the rest is too flat.
78/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dede
Colour: pale white wine

Nose: The nose reveals notes of white fruit (pears, apples), talc, barley sugar and white pepper. Some marzipan as well, or better, almond syrup, which is increasingly present in the aeration, even at the second tasting.

Mouth: lack of expression and is a bit watery. All is sweet and faintly spicy before developing a slight vegetal bitterness. A lot of bitter almond, as expected, and a bit of verbena. Texture, relatively fat, is pleasant.

Finish: Medium length, it is very intense and vegetal.

Conclusion: The nose is pleasant, but the mouth is really lacking power. It seems young and to have stayed in quite an inactive cask . Nothing, unpleasant however .
78/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Sebou007
Color : Hay

Nose : Fruit alcohol (mirabelle plum brandy, prune, pear) without sugar. Almond paste, crushed chestnuts and almonds. Pretty closed, not very expressive. A touch of dry white wine. It evolves towards a nice whiff of soap and flowers (with a drop of water).

Mouth : Its tastes like white alcohol and almonds. It's a bit weak-tasting. Not much complexity. A bit of oil and some bitterness. Not much else. After a while, herbaceous.
Water does not add anything.

Finale : medium, on bitterness and oil.

Conclusion : A pretty flat whisky. The nose is quite austere but nice, the mouth is pretty weak.
77/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: White wine
Nose: Youngish. Grassy. Rather grainy. Malty. Gently vanilled. Sweet almond milk. Moisturizing cream. Soft and light, like chewing a piece of sugarcane or an overriped medlar fruit. Riped papaya?
Mouth: Same soft and grassy notes. Quite prickling, and surprizingly invigorating despite the low ABV (40% ?). Lots of vanilla.
Finish: Clean. Medium long. Gooseberries and diluted sugarcane syrup.
Comment: A Summer malt that won't hurt anybody, and will leave your mouth as clean and fresh as on your birth day.
76/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: unconventional first nose ,floral, evokes some almost heady fragrance, but very soon, everything collapses and we switched to paper mache, newspaper, a kind of bland and invasive woodiness. Low-quality soap.
Unfortunately, the nose evolves and stays on these nasty notes.
Water does not change much in the nose.
Taste: Somewhat soapy feel and chew paper.
The water över-dilutes" the mouth very quickly without ever really improve.
Final: Following the rest, rather short ... fortunately.
Water has little influence on the final. Just makes it a bit warmer.

Comment: Need I say more? That this whisky's main merit of further appreciation of what is good?
Water does nothing.
74/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Bpoujol
Colour: pale straw.
Nose is powerful. Light fruitiness. Strong notes of pear. Seems very young. Few things ...
The palate is quite powerful. Notes of alcohol dominate. No other flavor ...
Final fairly long, quite weak..
Far too young.

70/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by ALouis
Color: White wine
Nose: Starts on sweet notes, and then becomes more spicy and fruity on acid fruits such as apple and lemon zest.
This whisky seems (too) young with a out of balance nose and hints of new spirit.
Taste: Youth is confirmed in the mouth with little flavor, just sugar cane and cereals.
Short finish with a slight bitterness.
65/100

Tullibardine

19 years

Collection
The Maltman
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Meadowside (The Maltman)
links & average quote
75/100
Tullibardine 19 Meadowside
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
The smell of paper mache or gin with discrete fruity notes in the background. Nothing really transcendent at first.
Hopefully, the mouth will be more exciting.
On the palate, it has the same feeling of gin and paper mache on the nose. The mouth is also very disappointing. Very little relief, no complexity and pleasure is not at the rendezvous.
The finish is any, but with a hint of freshness, but fails to enhance the overall rating.
75/100


Tullibardine: not in collection

Tullibardine

1994, 10 years

Collection
Connoisseurs Choice
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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67/100
Tullibardine 94 cc
Personal Comment

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