Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish

Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish

(0.7l, 43%)


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Highlander by the look. Highlander by character. Love it.

If we set out to find the oldest brewing and distilling spot in Scotland, Tullibardine would definitely be in the running. Back in the 15th century, King James IVa young, strapping lad—made a stop at the local brewery here on the way to his coronation. Heck, wouldn't you? This is recorded as the first "official" purchase of beer in kingdom (though we think it fair to say that there were quite a few "unofficial" purchases being made at the time). The name Tullibardine means "vantage point" in Gaelic and originates from a little medieval chapel, set up in 1446 near the distillery. 
 
The old brewery was transformed into a distillery back in about 1946 and has become a solid maker of single-malt Whiskey. They produce their signature Whisky, several finished "double-wood" Whiskies, and some older limited editions. 
 
Tullibardine has a very interesting naming system for their finished wood Scotch Whiskies. They call their standard single-malt “Sovereign” a marriage of young and older Whiskies. The finished wood products are aged one more year in various barrels types and named for the size of the finishing barrel. Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish is so-called because the Burgundy wine barrels are traditionally 228 liters in size. Makes a little sense, right? 
 
Another thing about Tullibardine is that the distillery literally sits on the geographic boundary between the Highlands and the Lowlands. But Tullibardine Whiskies are distilled like a Highlander, look like a Highlander, and drink like a Highlander. Love it. And the finishing of Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish is really good too, so you get that influence without the spirit being overwhelmed.
 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Tullibardine
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Burgundy cask finish

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Red summer fruits and a bit of vanilla and oak … the wine shines through.    
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Creamy and spice, with a great balance.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Again, the word “balanced” springs to mind, lightly sweet and flavorful.
 
Finish 
Medium-long finish with a lingering spice.


Ratings & Reviews
chris
chris,
a slight rancid smell, has a spicy finish
 
Patrick
Patrick,
nice vanilla flavor and very smooth
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Perfectly balanced whisky
 
Paul
Paul,
Bold
 
Holly
Holly,
Spicy and smooth finish. Decent but not running out to buy it.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
It was alright.
 
Jeffry
Jeffry,
Solid whiskey but not mind blowing. Liked my taster but wouldn’t run out and buy it. If you love Spicy whisky you may like this more
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very balanced
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Similar to a bourbon. Love it.
 
Dan
Dan,
Reasonably smooth, not much body though. Vanilla notes on the nose. Overall okay, but not super memorable.
 
Terri
Terri,
very smooth, hint of spice. extremely balanced. would love to be able to purchase this!
 
HJ
HJ,
Really nice. The notes of vanilla are persistent and enjoyable.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
A youthful sweet scotch, with light cinnamon spice and bit of bitter from the new oak and heavier grape and berry character from the finishing.
 
Austin
Austin,
Sweet and smooth with a spicy finish
 
John
John,
Very tasty. Light with strong spice and excellent mouth feel
 
James
James,
Light with a strong, spicy finish. Warms all the way to the end.
 
Mario
Mario,
Velvety mouthfeel, nice.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Great first impression for smell and taste. Takes a strange turn towards the end that I didn’t love, but kept me warm and happy
 
Alex
Alex,
Very smooth and light. A bit of spice when it first hits the tongue with a slightly sweet, woody aftertaste.
 
Tina
Tina,
Very smooth and enjoyable
 
Paul
Paul,
Simple, smooth, and slightly sweet. Very enjoyable.
 
Allison
Allison,
Not a huge fan, would drink if bought for me
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Needs a little more substance. But good.
 
Andrej
Andrej,
Very good for the price. Quite smooth. Nice finish.
 
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