- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon Barrels
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- L 13/8101 18/02/13
- Added on
- 15 Mar 2013 5:13 pm
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101 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine Sovereign
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.39 points
- It looks like a blend, but not so great!
few scents, spices on the nose and mixed fruits without real character!
on the palate, it's bland and flat, limited like a glenmorrangie 5 years old ... but spices hide everything, typical of basic blends!
short final, just a disappointment!
- [Pronounced] Tulli-Bardin is a really fascinating distillery, one that produces just 150.000 litres a year. That's peanuts in comparison to nearby giants such as Blair Athol [3,000,000 litres]. The distillery itself is, shall we say ‘battle worn’ - and I really like it for that. The warehouse is secured by a large heavy door and a gate inscribed with the message ‘Weesht John and Angels at work’. And then there's the dunnage warehouse area in a double apex building with no support in the middle! Distressed concrete means it holds itself up, making for a dramtic, moody and memorable atmosphere inside - cracking!!
N & T: Easy one this - smells and tastes like new-make spirit, so uber-young. So that's a neutral spirit on light cereal and even lighter fruits.
C: Exactly what you'd be asked to produce for blends - good, neutral spirit I'd imagine. Nothing else to say. Let's try the Burgandy finished NAS Tullibardin[e] WB
Scores a D[-]
- Nice malty, that's about it. The rest is flat but has spice, is probably a bit older.
As part of a blind tasting tasted
very light alcohol and solvents, seasoning, a little vanilla and toffee, fresh mint
a little alcohol, seasoning, vanilla, creamy toffee, malt, bitter, a bit too long drawn black tea
some malt, then seasoning - from the barrel?
- Unmemorable - life is too short!! 72 pts - one of my lowest scores
- Clean balanced malt with very independent character, not one of many times. Very easygoing, even he could find his way to my shelf. I'm typing here on age.
Notes from a blind tasting.
Fresh fruits immediately, juicy. Shortly thereafter, a slight eucalyptus note comes up, as well as lovage. The fruits are gone, sweetness barely exists. After a while, the whole thing comes in balance, herbs and fruits, no sugar junk. The nose is then heated sweet, but still behaving, Ricola Swiss herbal sugar. The warmer, the more caramel-like the whole thing becomes.
Very own, I just have to be clear about what that is. Fresh Belgian waffles with sticky caramel and coffee powder. Again the herbs and much more, Storck giants z. B. The oak is also very clear, but harmoniously integrated, as well as the alcohol. The mouthfeel may be a bit too thin. I still like it the second time and it's still too thin.
Unfortunately, quite short, because the finish is well balanced and even.