Overall rating
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

€ 172.33

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164 × member ratings

267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine 25-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.31 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not a big boom in this age and price, and slightly thin at 43% too!
    • Nose
      Floral. Citruses, dry wood, almond, yellow fruits, honey and blood orange.
    • Taste
      Oak, pepper, ginger, citruses and candied orange peel.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry, oaky, fruity.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Unlike the 20s, since sherry. Old, ripe, a bit cumbersome, but really good. The enthusiasm is still missing, so that the 25er is not really an advancement to the 20s, only Bourbon. Sherry and double price.
    • Nose
      The nose is closed rather like the 20's. Lots of oak, spice, you notice the sherry portion, the more likely to be refill and dry nutty flavors contributes. Nevertheless, also tart dark fruit notes
    • Taste
      Dry sherry notes in the mouth, slightly sourish fruit. Lots of oak, cocoa, pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is lighter, less dry than expected, beautiful sherry notes, dark and nutty, lots of cocoa and oak. And of course still bitter oak and some mint.

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      80 80


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