Finished principally in Pedro Ximenez sweet Spanish sherry casks, Tullibardine 500 Sherry has a fragrant nose, with new leather, beeswax, apple and vanilla. The palate is smooth and sherried, with more leather, brittle toffee, orange peel, honey, and nutmeg. The fruity finish is notably spicy, with lingering wood characters.
Distillery: Tullibardine Distillery
Type: Sherry Finish Single Malt Whisky
Region: Highland, Scotland
Goes with: Neat or over ice
Released in 2013, this fabulous bottling from Tullibardine sees the rich, malty whisky finished for 12 months in top-quality 500-litre sherry butts. The result is something to behold.
Tullibardine whisky distillery was founded in 1949 on the site of an old brewery, one which was said to have brewed ale for King James IV’s coronation back in 1488! The brewery itself dated back to the 12th century so it's fair to say that the site has had an incredibly long brewing and distilling history.
Named for Tullibardine Moor, the distillery draws its water from the Danny Burn and lies to the south-west of Blackford. The area is renowned for the purity of its water, indeed Highland Spring is bottled locally. Queen Helen, the wife of King Magnus of Alba, drowned in a ford after falling from her horse not far from the town and Blackford was named accordingly.
Following purchase by Invergordon in 1971, Tullibardine’s stills capacity was increased from two to four. Two decades later, Invergordon was acquired by Whyte and Mackay and a year later the whisky distillery was shut down. In December of 2003, the distillery was put back into production following the June acquisition of Tullibardine for the sum of £1.1 million. A year later a Café and Shop were opened at the Tullibardine distillery, which today has a capacity of 2.5 million litres per annum.
95/100 Points - 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Silver - 2014 International Wines & Spirits Competition
Silver - 2016 International Spirits Challenge
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