Tullibardine 1993 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
22 years old
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
47.3 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2016 11:07 am by theroachman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 116.56

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50 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine 1993 CA

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind at a pwc party.
    Whisky easy drinkable, which is quite well done. Not a very flashy distillery but which needs to be discovered. Good surprise.
    • Nose
      A very creamy nose, fresh, completely bourbonesque. It is very buttered with a hint of vegetation.
    • Taste
      More vegetal on the palate, herbaceous, spicy ... always fresh and creamy.
    • Finish
      Nice, smooth length on the spicy oak.

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      In bright light (preferably sunlight) you can clearly see that Cadenhead has dispensed with the cold filtration. Many small barrel sediments are visible. The first nose is quite unusual: freshly cracked walnuts, rye bread and floral-fruity notes are my first associations. I give the Tullibardine a few minutes to unfold. Gradually, the malt opens and new flavors come to the fore. Slightly floral notes (flower meadow & flowering shrubs) are still present, freshly mown grass, bright fruits, lemons, vanilla crisps and beautiful oak wood notes follow. The alcohol (47.3%) is well integrated and barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      The texture of Tullibardine is very creamy and silky soft. At the beginning, noticeable spiciness attracts attention. Freshly ground pepper prances briefly on the tip of the tongue, before sweet-fruity notes become dominant. Light unripe fruits (pears, apricots), citrus fruits, vanilla ice cream, shortbread, nutmeg, ginger, plenty of walnuts, delicate echoes of dark chocolate, rye bread and spicy oak notes are present. The alternation between the sweet aromas and the spicy-heavy notes is very successful. Both sides merge to a harmonious taste experience. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. I abstain from adding a little water. A slight bitterness is already noticeable on the palate.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy. The pleasant long finish continues to serve the connoisseur many facets. A sweet and fruity interplay of light fruits, red apples, vanilla ice cream, shortbread, rye bread, pepper, plenty of walnuts, dark chocolate and spicy oak oak notes makes the malt slowly fade away. The Tullibardine leaves a slight bitterness on the palate.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 105 Euro in January, 2016.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a strange but delicious extremely nutty profile.  A must try!

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blindly, I would have sworn to face a Speysider, very classic, bourbon cask. Tullibardine is a Highland distillery (inland, between Edinburgh and Speyside, and not far from it so I forgive myself). Well done, nice from start to finish; a good classic whisky, in bourbon cask. And very easily drinkable.
    • Nose
      Green and yellow apple, and very tart lemon. Juicy peach hides behind, bringing a welcome sweetness to this nose so far too acidic for my taste.
    • Taste
      Fruity and unctuous. Lemon syrup, yellow apple sauce. Ripe white pear, and white grape juice.
    • Finish
      Long. Little crackles come, and leave quickly. A fruity acidity remains in the mouth and settles permanently. A very slight fruity bitterness appears at the end of the mouth.

  5. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This Tullibardine has a quite singilar profile. It has a very clear mouthfeel and I like how it combines a fresh and green profile (walnuts, herbs, even rope / hessian cloth) with sweeter elements like malt sugars and citrus fruits.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Aromatic and interesting profile: walnuts, rope / hessian cloth, a bit grassy and leafy and a sweet malty side with bread and apple juice.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very clear with walnuts again joined by fresh fruits (pear and citrus), vanilla and fresh spices like lemon grass, ginger and garden herbs.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Same fresh herbs and spices, followed by sweet Sicilian lemons and cake. A less pleasant industrial note lingers (burnt plastic?).

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. assinass703 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    A easy-drinking whisky. Not too oaky, not too harsh.
    • Nose
      Fresh cut grass,a little unripe peach or peach pit, later common with classic bourbon cask aroma: banana, vanilla.
      Green apple.
    • Taste
      Still grassy with peach, a little green banana, green apple sourness, toast oak, vanilla, lemon
    • Finish
      Medium, round barley and a bit of tart apple with oak hint from the barrel.The refreshing grassiness and sourness make this baby more interesting.

  8. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Decent exBC malt, but the dry oak flavor is a bit too dominant for me
    • Nose
      First of all, banana and old, damp sawdust jumps at me. Slightly unusual first nose. I still find malt, caramel, herbal tea, pear, apple peel, nuts, there could also be a hint of warm smoke, or there are pronounced oak notes
    • Taste
      Also on the palate I clearly have oak, moist wood, herbs, a little pepper, pear not yet quite ripe and not yet very sweet
    • Finish
      The oak pulls itself through and lingers with a few herbs getting drier.

  9. Gregers scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A bit anonymous bottling, but surely drinkable.

    Review: https://youtu.be/bvqKLUFrAeg
    • Nose
      80 80
      Hay, fresh cut grass, vanilla, lemon zest, earthy notes, leather polish, bit of cream, boiled carrots and cooked apple. Quite vegetal.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Not too sweet, but cooked vegetables are dominating, vegetal sweetness, large dose of barley, quite a lot of oak, peppery warmth. Second chew brings some more traditional bourbon notes, toffee sweetness, and less veggies. Thirds chew brings a little more pepper and oaky spices, dried herbs, fresh grass, vague spearmint. Veggies still there, cooked carrots and broccoli.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Not sweet, quite a lot of oak and barley, getting drier, but not much else here. A bit bland.

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, vanilla, cereal .... classic bourbon barrel. Ripe yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Apricot, honey, mirabelles, absolute harmony .... the barrel was used perfectly. Light oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, round and very pleasantly sweet. No bitterness.


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