Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Stated Age
14 years old
1st Fill Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2020 10:29 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.61

12 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

159 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine 2006 WhB

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.78 points

  1. WhiskyManifestBS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The color is dark, going brown -> burnt sienna.

    Thanks to the strength of 56.8%, it is nice to experiment with water.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark fruits on the nose like raisins from the rum pot. Some leather and polished wood. A bit acidic like a dry red wine. But also some powdered sugar.
      The alcohol cools the nose deeper in the glass, but the aromas are nice to take with a small distance.
      The nose hardly changes with a little water.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Undiluted, the start is neat. The almost 57% hit full. Nevertheless, the sweetness on the tip of the tongue and the spiciness on the palate are dominant.
      With a little water it becomes smoother on the tongue. The sharp start disappears. The mouthfeel becomes creamier. The raisins and plums are now more present until the aftermath.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish has a bit of spiciness ready with the first sip, but after the second sip I would only name it as spiciness. The aftertaste is long and changes the memory in the mouth every now and then.
      It changes from time to time between dark grapes, raisins, plums and a little dark chocolate.

  2. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Wow this is one for the color drinkers. It was available again for an absolute brilliant price by the whisky broker. This has been bottled right at the border and it depends on my daily opinion weather I absolutely love it or dislike it. Because this is at the border of whisky and sherry. The notes are without water and from a day where I really like it.
    Nose 87 : wet wood, strawberries, cola, blackberries, chocolate, very sweet, brandy notes, toffee, vanilla, elderflower, overripe pears, cherries, smells a little bit artificial and combines classic Tullibardine Notes with a very active sherry cask.
    Taste 88: starts super sweet with a berry-fruit explosion, this is then followed by vanilla, toffee and caramel, with a subtle spicyness and tobacco notes. Very well rounded but very sweet in a quite toffee sweetness with berries. This reminds me a lot of Schwarzwälder Kirsch Torte but with a fuckload of alcohol in it.
    Finish 88: Chocolate Bomb alert. This starts with very dark chocolate followed by dark berries, cinnamon, and mulled wine. This then gives way to a little bit of oak spicyness and again that toffee sweetness. Again, the special Schwarzwälder Kirsch Torte with alcohol. This is a lot of fun.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    You get what you expect, a malt that is well loaded with sherry, whereby the Tullibardine even comes through a bit, definitely not a bad buy for the price (57GBP)
    • Nose
      A compote of red berries and dark fruits comes towards you, along with wet tobacco and spices, a fruit bar with red berries, chocolate and coffee, malt, cereals, slightly floral, with a little air then clear raisins, sweet, which is already quite a part Sherry loaded, some oak, after the first sip some lovage too
    • Taste
      oily, almost sticky, raisins, oak, chocolate, also creamy, a little caramel, slightly floral, grassy, espresso, also here a little lovage, sweet at the start, then getting drier
    • Finish
      Raisins, slightly nutty, also red berries, dry, sticky, quite woody, grapes, malt and a little cereal, has a hint of Bircher muesli

  4. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    ????: light brown
    ????: very sherry, very intense, very chocolatey, sweet, nothing alcoholic,
    ????: sweet, very sweet, very chocolatey, astringent, a bit spicy, quite coherent, already nicely arranged, quickly softens in the mouth but does not disappear, remains a sweet, slightly tingling chocolate,
    ????: sweet, moderately long,
    Sooooo nice sweet dessert! Such a yummy! There is no need to look for complexity here. There is a very intense sweet sherry, lots of chocolate, power and everything is pretty nice already nicely arranged and coherent! And I will pour myself a little more! What! ????????????
    ????: 5/10
    ????: 88/10

  5. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite charged. The whisky is pretty peculiar, exciting. I could imagine that he doesn't even come from Scotland, maybe even something German ... Ayrers or something ...
    • Nose
      Uff, stark herbal note. Cough Syrup. Peppermint, sage, eucalyptus. Not so easy to get behind. Pepper, a little honey, damp, slightly moldy wood, over time the herbs tip in the direction of a spice world of candied ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, more wood comes through and a little nougat. Fruit only very subtle. Most likely in the direction of tart cherries.
    • Taste
      The alcohol comes through quite strong. It will also be quite high proof, I guess. First of all herbs and spices in the taste. Dark wood notes, dark chocolate, a little sweeter than on the nose, forest honey, walnut, raisins.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the slightly bitter, slightly bitter notes remain with a slight herbal touch, which is what I like best about that.

  6. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Not our type of whisky, but it's very nice balanced heavy sherry. No off note. Very rich and powerful. Nose and palate are both nice but finish is a little bit bitter.
    Overall if you are heavy sherry lover, definitely would recommend this one.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    Following on from Part 1,… dram number 7 [of 12!!] is up.
    N: Syruped oloroso sherry all the way yet it’s not over the top. Thankfully there’s no sulphur or rubber either. This one is towards a vegetal slight dunder-funk vegetal direction, biscuity, and with some decent age behind it [I imagine].

    T: Is this oloroso cask-matured or are we talking something like Palo Cortado? Either way, this is good quality strong whisky [high 50s? – yep], yet with plenty of dirty sherry syrup leading to stewed plums and prune juice, chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, llicourice, even suggestions of aniseed-based alcohol liqueurs. Nice chewy mouthfeel turns resinous on the turn.

    F: Slightly scorched cinnamon toast over oak-astringent peppered < honey,… and on the other hand, a sour rhum agricole < dirty-oily character with a sour-sticky spirity spice into boot polish.

    C: The kind of sherry-matured whisky that makes me question why we whisky drinkers don’t drink more sherry. No idea [again] of the distillery but a very decent, complex, all-sherry malt, though one I may well have different views on over the course of enjoying a bottle. Scores [85~]86 points. 

  8. neus007 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Herbs, wild berry jam, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, dark dried fruits, some earth, honey, some caramel, the herbs disappear completely, now even chocolate in the nose, nuts, cherries
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, blackberries, nuts, orange, herbs, some dark chocolate, some coffee, nuts, some pepper

  10. g00se scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Whisky broker regulars table Dram # 2
    Nicely charged, fruity malt.
    Very present cherry aromas.
    With water, especially in the mouth, it is significantly softer and rounder.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At first very herbaceous, then suddenly it becomes fruity: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries. Chocolate pudding and wet wood create a pleasant opposite pole. Nice interplay.
      With water it becomes softer and sweeter. Beet syrup!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Hey, he's got steam. Full, powerful start. Nice oily mouthfeel and stimulates saliva. Very charged and tense like a bowling alley. Very fruity here, the strawberries are there, but also a caramel-like sweetness.
      With water it is much tamer and rounder.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Nice medium-long finish.
      Here the oak also flashes and alternates with the cherry cake.


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