We’ve had a fair share of Tullibardine which were bottled by independent bottlers, so it was about time we tried an official bottling.
Honestly, we were quite sceptical at first, given how low the price of this bottle is and the non-age-statement. But pleasantly surprised when the first pour entered our palates:
Milky, with warm spices and tropical hints of peaches, pineapples and lemon.
Creamy mouthfeel, with tropical fruits, strawberries and freshly baked cake.
Warming, spicy wood, a red wine barrel, old wood, red fruits and sweet candies.
It reminds me a bit of strawberry/peach yoghurt drinks we drank when we were young. Our expectations were that it would taste a little harsh, but we got a soft and creamy dram instead. The Burgundy red wine finish is subtle, well integrated. A bang for your buck, and a bottle that went down too fast.
What’s your experience with Tullibardine?