Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
C&S Dram Collection (C&S)
Bottling serie
Dram Senior
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Mar 2013 6:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.00

2 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine 1989 C&S

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.52 points

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A characterful, delicious dram. Some water is appropriate here.
    • Nose
      Oak, fine smoke, bergamot, cereals. Finely interwoven, deep and dense. Herbs, hay, green tea.
      With water: fruity, slightly peppery, even more complex. In addition, malt and laurel.
    • Taste
      Creamy, full-bodied, powerful. Matching sweetness, some smoke, some oak, harmonious. Full Willams pear. Carnations, Piement.
      With water: emphasizes the sweetness in the approach and provides significantly more fruit, pear, peach, lemon. Malt, nuts.
      Again spices (cardamom, cloves). And a touch of bergamot.
    • Finish
      Dense, balanced, playing back and forth between spices and oak. A touch of dry fruit.
      With water: malty, elegant. Again cloves and pimenta, getting dry, quite long, intense, vanilla, hay. Finally, mahogany and oak.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I don't really like Tullibardine, but this one is flawless for once. Nice aroma of grain and hay. Just tastes like a good, honest whisky. The finish is unfortunately a bit short.

    And yes, I also find wasabi, although the whisky is not hot at all.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I think the tasting note of malt_fan_06 is excellent!

    I could not identify the laurel, which may have been the question mark with me. Also, I could not discover the mahogany, how does that taste?

    Apart from that, described absolutely great, have experienced the same and even after some hesitation increased my score to 87 points, which is simply due to the fine composition and depth of this bottling. But this only comes with a wait of at least 10 minutes and the addition of an espresso spoonful of water to a well-poured dram.

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    sample from Whiskybase

    weird dram but I like it, would not give this 23 years
    • Nose
      wax, grains, vanilla, oily, spices - pepper, smoke and pine resin
    • Taste
      bitter, vanilla, rubber, spices - nutmeg, some wasabi and lapsang souchong tea 
    • Finish
      medium drying with vanilla, smoke, tea, bitter fruits, creamy, wax and fudge

  6. Lucas Falchero scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    A fairly classic whisky after all. Rather well composed.
    • Nose
      Nose expressive. A lot of vanilla. A little rusted metal dust. A hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Mouth powerful, bitter and pungent. Very bitter. Surprisingly more violent than the nose!
    • Finish
      Short and straightforward; it stops dead!

  7. tomy63 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    pale gold, nice and classic nose, cereals, cut grass, vanilla, yellow fruits. The mouth is powerful but very bitter, well below the nose.

  8. captain Islay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes of blind tasting Would have rated him something young
    • Nose
      Wood, lemon, vanilla and cinnamon
    • Taste
      Spritness, birch wood, cardamom and anything from mulled wine
    • Finish
      Woody, gherkins


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