grape
pineapple
spiced orange
vanilla cream
spicy
lingering sweet
citrus
lemon
butter
Spiral Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Scotch

Tullibardine
225 Sauternes Finish Scotch
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Bright gold
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange and grapefruit zest, vanilla cream, allspice, and cocoa butter. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The tingle of spiced orange candy, marmalade, dried pineapple and milk chocolate.
 
Finish 
Lingering sweet spice and lemon. 
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Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Scotch is adored for its grape, pineapple, spiced orange and vanilla cream flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Tullibardine distillery, Highland.

Based on 924 votes, the average rating for Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Scotch is 7.1/10.

Top reviews for Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Scotch:

— Fantastic Scotch! A strong bite when served straight up, but, when mixed with a splash of soda, it becomes this smooth, full bodied drink. Grape forward, with hints of vanilla, and an oily feel, this scotch is my new favorite!

— A bit different than most Scotch, gentle and smooth with delicate flavors, definitely easy to sip. Light nose, with hints of sweetness and late harvest grapes. The real fun is on the tongue, when the malt and Sauternes flavors subtly interact and harmonize. Not overly sweet, but enough to enjoy tastes of grape with hints of pineapple and grapefruit adding balance. More grape and a bit of spice on the smooth and brief finish. Overall rather sublime and interesting. I was looking to try something a little out of the ordinary, this is actually very enjoyable and much better than I expected.

— very smooth, slight smoke but very nice aromas on nose before drinking
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Sauternes Wine casks

Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Scotch

(0.7l, 43%)


7.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Scotch
Ismael
Ismael,
A great Scotch
 
Hunter
Hunter,
Good with a well balanced smoky flavor
 
Ian
Ian,
Not for me. Was really excited, but I literally poured it back in the bottle and gave it to my father in law
 
Brett
Brett,
This was my favorite among my Flavors of Scotch Vol 2 tasting box. I found I enjoyed it with just a splash of water more than neat, but I could see learning to enjoy it over time. Not sure I would buy it again, but it is a nice scotch.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
This is a great scotch!
 
James
James,
Quite nice. I'd give it 8 stars if it were ~$40
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
I love this stuff. Smooth, nice on the pallet, and a great finish. I will buy this one again. And again...
 
Marc
Marc,
Not a fave. Very metallic notes.
 
Willard
Willard,
A little sweet on the finish but a solid 7
 
L
L,
This was a good drink. Smooth with a sweet finish. I’m not sure if I would buy it again because there are others I enjoy more.
 
Sam
Sam,
Very different. Mild and smooth tones of vanilla. Great daily drinker
 
Luis
Luis,
Citrus indeed, refreshing, indeed. But not for me. It feels so much like grapa. I don’t dislike grapa, but I don’t want grapa whiskey.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Very unique and refreshing!
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Smooth but a little funky. Definitely got the grape/ pineapple. Similar to a grappa aroma.
 
Danek
Danek,
Not bad just not to my liking
 
Nadav
Nadav,
Starts off with a bite, mellows out and opens nicely with a bit of water. Not my favorite in terms of flavor, rather sweet without deeper complexity.
 
GIRISH
GIRISH,
This is my kind of Whiskey
 
Brent
Brent,
The Tasting Notes on the Flaviar site are pretty spot on. I could definitely smell the vanilla and taste the spiced orange. For me, it had a nice long spicy finish. I enjoyed it very much.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sharp gracey taste. Not our favorite or that remarkable but still drinkable
 
Bob
Bob,
Great balance with sweet ending
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, balanced, Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has an aromatic birth; while a spicy life leads to a long, rich & spicy death with notes of lemon.
 
Cody
Cody,
starts off with a good bite, then a smooth burn but finishes with a sweetness I've never had from any liquor
 
Caleb
Caleb,
Very smooth scotch. A note of plumbs with the oak.
 
John
John,
Favorite of the tasting pack
 
Krystal
Krystal,
Fantastic Scotch! A strong bite when served straight up, but, when mixed with a splash of soda, it becomes this smooth, full bodied drink. Grape forward, with hints of vanilla, and an oily feel, this scotch is my new favorite!
 
Josh
Josh,
Ooh, this is good stuff. Great price point. I love Scotch! Scotch, Scotchy, Scotch.
 
Travis
Travis,
Not for me, way too smokey for my taste.
 
Marshall
Marshall,
Smoothest of the three, I'm finding Scotch is not for me.
 
Daryoush
Daryoush,
Excellent. Smooth with a sweet finish.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Grape and pineapple pleasure the nose.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
After adding a touch of water, the whole fruit and honey chapter was evident. It was very nice, light and I will enjoy it again
 
james
james,
Smooth, sweet, fruity Finnish very good
 
Nigel
Nigel,
Excellent whisky, after a few seconds in the mouth the fruity notes on the tongue came out. Would recommend
 
James
James,
All I get is the spicy. Did not love it
 
Danny
Danny,
This is an enjoyable scotch. It starts with a good burn but let it sit in some ice and you can really taste some fruity notes. Definitely resembles grapes when slightly watered down.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Easy to drink. The citrus comes across more than the other flavors
 
Bart
Bart,
Pleasantly surprised as it came with the sample pack. Sweet but not overly so. A slight nutty aroma reminiscent of a pecan pie but not as overwhelming.
 
Matt
Matt,
A bit different than most Scotch, gentle and smooth with delicate flavors, definitely easy to sip. Light nose, with hints of sweetness and late harvest grapes. The real fun is on the tongue, when the malt and Sauternes flavors subtly interact and harmonize. Not overly sweet, but enough to enjoy tastes of grape with hints of pineapple and grapefruit adding balance. More grape and a bit of spice on the smooth and brief finish. Overall rather sublime and interesting. I was looking to try something a little out of the ordinary, this is actually very enjoyable and much better than I expected.
 
Jim
Jim,
I’m normally a huge fan of wine finishes on my scotch. This was good, but not great. Definitely grape on the front, with a mild, fruity sweetness that lingered pleasantly.
 
Steve
Steve,
Came in a taster the card shows a different spice then here on there site. A good smooth sipper. I did not find it to spicy just right
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Subtle spice, light sweetness, a little fruit, it balances well and makes a great drinkable whisky. Better warmed in the hand than chilled.
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Light and sweet on the nose, almost nothing at all. Citrus fruits mingle with vanilla. Finishes almost biscuity with hints on grape and a bit of spice through out. It’s different. I’m not sure that’s good.
 
Greg
Greg,
Meh, flavor was too simple for me. Felt one like one note. Otherwise was fine.
 
Joe
Joe,
Really like this. Vanilla And citrus. Almost creamy.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Not a lot happening up front but the finish hits hard and lasts for a while. Strong pastry, buttery, sugary notes. Hints of pineapple but other than that not much fruit like the tasting notes would suggest. Would buy a bottle.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Very nice. Sweet taste with a sense of orange, juice and vanilla
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Great Flavor easy to drink.
 
Matt
Matt,
My favorite of the 3 samples. Just enough fruit for me to enjoy it.
 
Ian
Ian,
Boring. Very little flavor
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Very nice sweet taste
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Good aftertaste, very smooth enjoyed the grape and pineapple but lacked complexity
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Strange taste. Did not care for it.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Tasted a little flat. Didn’t love the grape flavor.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Surprising. A bit sweet, but smooth and a nice addition for something different.
 
Apache
Apache,
Nice legs spicy pineapple citrus with a light lingering butter
 
Greg
Greg,
It definitely has a grape twist to it. Especially the aftertaste. I liked it. Going to add it to my list of bottles to buy.
 
Don
Don,
Citrus, early spice
 
Nick
Nick,
Nice
 
Michael
Michael,
Really complex, very smooth. Just a touch of smoke. Liked it a lot.
 
Robert
Robert,
Amazing smooth finish!
 
Leslie
Leslie,
Smooth and creamy
 
Steve
Steve,
Love the combination of citrus and spice, yet still a smooth and sweet finish. Not too harsh, one of my favorites actually. Pleasantly surprised with this being included in my tasting box!!!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Somewhat boring; but what a speecyspicy kick to finish
 
richard
richard,
Citrusy and a bit spicy with a long sweet finish. Smooth on the tongue. Nice vial in my tasting box
 
Scott
Scott,
Starts off fairly unimpressive but really enjoyed the finish a lot.
 
Cortland
Cortland,
Solid scotch. Not particularly interesting, but very good.
 
Eric
Eric,
Sweet flavor on the start, otherwise unique the rest of the way.
 
James
James,
Odd bouquet not very appetizing, but light and fruity taste is nice. Very smooth finish, no bite to it. This is the girl who’s not much to look at, but has a good personality and isn’t annoying. Would drink, wouldn’t buy.
Steve
Steve,
Love the "girl" analogy!!!
Brian
Brian,
Deep tastes of dark fruit. Sweet but not overwhelmingly so. It has a gentle heat with a lingering peppery finish.
 
Pen
Pen,
Beautiful smooth ending. A little metallic to start, not the best bouquet.
 
Paul
Paul,
Nice and smooth and very approachable.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
A great summer or warm weather scotch.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is an interesting scotch. It's enjoyable even though I typically go for more smoky scotch. It's very different from what I'm used to, but I can see the appeal. There's a powerful vanilla cream smell and a buttery smooth taste. It seems like a holiday season drink to me. After a while, the vanilla smell gets a little overwhelming and I've had enough, so I can't give it a higher rating.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Very Smooth, citrus notes, good summer scotch if that's a thing
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Mild with a slight metallic taste.
 
Sam
Sam,
Not really a fan of this one
 
Jasson
Jasson,
I've tasted many, and hated almost none...but I have to say I'm not a fan of this one. At the risk of sounding less than eloquent, this has a funky taste. It's weird on the nose, weird on the palette, and weird on the finish. I've never rated a scotch less than 5, and I gave this one a 6. It's just a bit bizarre. Everything you tend to love about scotch is turned a bit sideways with this expression.
 
Ron
Ron,
very smooth, slight smoke but very nice aromas on nose before drinking
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Yum! Slight smokiness, balanced, not sweet.
 
Leo
Leo,
I am a huge fan of the peaty smoky scotches but when I tasted this Sauternes finished single malt it was time to cheat on the peat.
 
John
John,
I'm torn. I like the grape and orange tones, the fruitiness is good, a little peat? in it? Also a bit of a bite at the end, still mulling this one over. May have to have another glass or two. Still doesn't equal Auchentoshan in my book but a good second.
 
JOE
JOE,
MY #1. AN ABOVE TOP SHELF SCOTCH. THE SPICED ORANGE PUT THIS OVER THE TOP. THE FINISH IS SMOOTH , SWEET AND A LITTLE SPICE. I ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP A FEW EXTRA BOTTLES ON HAND.
 
Gee
Gee,
Obvious comparison to Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or, this is a little less sweet, but also has less of the fruitiness of the Sauternes cask as well. Still, a great after dinner scotch.
 
Trygve
Trygve,
An interesting diversion, I occasionally, I like a Port barrel aged Scotch, This was a lighter alternative to that. The slightly lighter/sweeter finish of this Scotch is refreshing, which is not a word typically associated with a Scotch.
 
guest
guest,
havent tried it
 
JOE
JOE,
absolutely top shelf !!!!! this is the best I've enjoyed in years. this is now my favorite, bar none !!!!!1
 
guest
guest,
Sweet finish. Smoky in the front. Vanilla notes throughout. Very respectable scotch for the experienced drinker.
 
guest
guest,
was under the impression that Tullibardine distillery was mothballed. Anyone know when it re-opened? Fell in love with the brand back in mid nineties, and am sure this will be well worth the wait.
 
Martin
Martin,
I think, that for one gratis bottle, I'd give it a truly rave and glorious review.
 
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