Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 33.39

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111 × member ratings

167 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine Sovereign

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.37 points

  1. linus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      leave golden
      Gentle with something prizzling in the nose
      Shortbread, grape, pear? Or is it ripe apple?
      A bit of lemon in the back, very pleasing nose
    • Taste
      84 84
      Gentle yet powerful, the guy fills the palate
      Ripe grapes and now light banana flavors, some butterscotch / shortbread,
      light vanilla and a hint of metallic at the back
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long finish and very present for its percentage

      Beautiful drops for carefree enjoyment

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Solid malt, no excitement, no mistakes. PLV great. Surprisingly unfruitful. Can you buy if you need something straightforward, that everything tastes good.
    • Nose
      Malty and compact on the nose, sweet and some yoghurt. Young, but not unpleasant.
    • Taste
      Robust in the mouth, slightly alcoholic, malty, slightly oak.
    • Finish
      Finish. Dry, dry, slightly fresh wood, little fruit, some cocoa

  3. Joint86 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. Joint86 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Jaydee scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    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!

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    [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[-]

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 76 points Specialist

    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
    • Nose
      very light alcohol and solvents, seasoning, a little vanilla and toffee, fresh mint
    • Taste
      a little alcohol, seasoning, vanilla, creamy toffee, malt, bitter, a bit too long drawn black tea
    • Finish
      some malt, then seasoning - from the barrel?

  10. Arquebus scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Unmemorable - life is too short!! 72 pts - one of my lowest scores


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