Tullibardine 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
1st & 2nd Fill Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L13/8124 21/2/13
Added on
15 Mar 2013 5:09 pm

Average value

€ 176.38

33 × in wishlist

195 × member ratings

391 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine 25-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    wow - I've never had such a malt - reminds me a bit of Balblair 1990 - with the minty oak and the oak extract texture - the AfterEight malt par excellence - very original, highly recognizable and delicious
    • Nose
      dry oak dust is in the air, like in a sawmill - you can not inhale too deeply - then bites the dust, this is a pleasant old muff, with a little more time can be found slightly sweet nuts and bitter almonds, even these act as they would ground as Fine dust hovering in the air - so intense, dry fruits can be divined away - I can not determine exactly, apricot kernels
    • Taste
      sweet liquid oak, spicy, slightly peppery, ginger, cocoa, noticeable fresh cool minty note on the tongue, chocolate with hazelnuts, almonds with shell, creamy - like chocolate cream pudding, unique texture - oily, creamy, feels like it's finer Wood dust in the malt - there are no visible particles, but the mouthfeel is so "woody-intensive" - ​​the nuts come through again and again, slight hints of dried fruit - sweet dates but only on the edge - mint, chocolate and nuts dominate enclosed by full-bodied old -Decidentary spicy oak
    • Finish
      mild, gentle, elegant, dry, slightly bitter, intense dark chocolate with oak pieces

  2. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    With its own premium nose, it does everything remarkably well for its PLV. A great malt. It makes it into my register straight away and there is a backup for the next bargain.
    A big thank you to the "Little Dram" for the great rehearsal ..
    • Nose
      What am I dreaming of now: A leaky sherry whisky barrel is rolled out of an underground warehouse and I am just walking in. The wooden storage pallet from this barrel still smells strongly sweet after the leaked delicious sherry whisky. Empty it lies on the dust-dry warehouse floor.
      I sit on it and enjoy the moment!
      Wow. Unicorn nose.
    • Taste
      So it's not the first sip but the second. Honey-like, sweet, full-bodied, creamy and full, it dresses the mouth with everything you would expect from a good sherry texture. Now also colored effervescent powder on the nose. Delicious. Then a warm, dry tension builds up. Harmonious and well balanced, it slowly lets go of the fruity and malty. During the transition it becomes dry and warm again. Very pleasant. Malt experience!
    • Finish
      In the middle of now his potential is noticeable. Filled and cozy, it pulls down and then dries off even more. But everything is very balanced and on the good side.
      One could say as a conclusion: A wood dust dry type
      and always fruity tasty. Malt experience.

  3. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Meanwhile, this 25-year-old Tullibardine has become one of my "quiet darlings". One of those whiskys that gets better the more you deal with them ...
    • Nose
      The nose is sherrylastig - the second time it also reminds of the Macallan Fine Oak 18y. Basically very fruity-deep, again and again.
    • Taste
      Comes very oily and beautiful in the mouth, pleasant strong apricot fruitiness. Malt is felt, slowly comes the oak barrel. At later Tastes join the apricots also juicy oranges and always other dark fruits.
    • Finish
      At the departure one notices the 25 years. Not sharp, but deep and warm, long. Has impressed the second button already decided stronger.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A malt for which one should take time.
    • Nose
      A sophisticated nose that takes time. All flavors are very closely interwoven. Over time, almonds and nuts come. These are accompanied by notes of blood orange and grapefruit.
    • Taste
      The first sip is creamy and oily. Dried fruits and malt dominate the first impression. Woody notes with a hint of lit chips. Thick dark honey. Hefeplätzchen.
    • Finish
      The middle-long finish shows notes of dark chocolate and candied fruits.

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Might appear well-priced for a 25-year-old OB, but I find it too mild and toned-down to represent real value. There are plenty of more accomplished and exciting bottlings within the same price bracket.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of grains and cereals (much as in the 20-year old) alongside well-worn wood, adding up to a supremely dusty impression. The sherry influence is mild; if there were indeed first-fill casks involved, they don't make their presence felt. Some scattered mint leaves, a whiff of herbal tea... It's pleasant enough, but fairly simple, and certainly less interesting than what I would expect of a malt of this age.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Better. Still soft, but nicely savory and with a decent attack for the ABV. On the mid-palate, quite a bit of liquorice and fennel with an umami overcoat (teryaki?). More old wood coming through now, and some dark chocolate toward the end. I wouldn't call this fruity, though. What little juiciness there is comes from the sherry casks. The rest is all wood spice and dusty barley. In a word: oatmeal.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Wood smoke (or charred oak), dark cocoa, tart acidity. All very okay, but obviously hampered by the low bottling strength.

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's not bad and has some interesting notes in it. For a big bottle it is not enough. Can not say exactly why.
    • Nose
      Dusty, dry cellar where apples are stored. Peppermint. Apricot jam. White, fermented grapes. Freshly sawn dry wood.
    • Taste
      Honeydew melon. Peach. Then it gets sourer. Lime. Shower rods. The spice of the oak clothes the mouth.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate with orange pieces.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Amazingly easy. Raspberry bush, gooseberries, some dried mint. Raw broccoli. Campari, sand, rotten tree bark. Freshly mown grass.
    • Taste
      Mild. Light sherry, hazelnuts, butter biscuits. Distant oak, a touch of cardboard, some flour.

  8. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great! One of the underrated whiskys! 88 points!
    • Nose
      Very fruity. Apricots, peaches, honeydew melon and an aromatic oak. No aggressive oak, but a clear oak. Malt is to be guessed and a honey sweetness.
    • Taste
      Tobacco and oak come first. Then it gets sweet and fruity. The apricots are back. the honey sweetness is fighting against the spicy tobacco. There does not seem to be a winner. The dessert is spicy and sweet.
    • Finish
      Here the fight is gradually decided. The oak wins. The finish is long, rather dry and spicy. the sweetness fades. Coffee is spreading.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly pleasant silence, nothing good from Tully was waiting for, but here, already closer to the old sherry barrels flooded in the 60's than to the regular line, and the price tag is very humane; the truth is some sharpness, gnarliness breaks through places through sherry, recalling the origin of the base, but nice overall, yes.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, soft notes of processed wood, raisins, dry leaves, moist soil, light molds, fresh mushrooms.
    • Taste
      Slightly sharp, woody-earthy with notes of lemon peel, raisins, varnish, bitter bark; dried mushrooms, black pepper, sour prunes, dark beer.
    • Finish
      Soft, refreshing, notes of dark beer, caramel, raisins, prunes, cappuccinos, some fried nuts.

  10. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasty nose. The age is noticeable above all in the taste. The finish lags behind a little. For 25 years a good price (about 135 € as of 05/17). As a big bottle, he does not make it to my shelf


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