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Tullibardine 1993 CA

Overall rating 20 votes 88.44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1993
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
2 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
528
Strength
47.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2016 11:17 am by theroachman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 21
Balance 23

Tastingtags

5 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
31 Jul 2017 4:31 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[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!

There is no accounting for taste...
Oloroso-Butt
Expert Senior Oloroso-Butt Review note
28 Jul 2017 3:51 pm
Oloroso-Butt gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
86
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
86
DunklerRabe
Expert Junior DunklerRabe Tasting note
17 Mar 2016 11:08 pm
DunklerRabe gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

I've seen Serge saying something about bread and thought "pff, yeah, sure...". He is kind of right though!


Lots of different grains and flour from these grains. Not necessarily bread, but raw bread dough. Really odd but not unpleasant. When your nose got used to it you get more of the rather usual and expected stuff like citrus, vanilla and some grassy notes.
Taste

Creamy and fruity, no more gras and no more grain/bread.

Finish

Medium length, almost long, with some oak and some frutiness.

Comments

A nice surprise! The nose is somewhat odd but it is still, or rather because of that, very likeable.

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
28 Feb 2016 8:30 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

De la pomme verte et jaune, et du citron très acidulé. De la pêche juteuse se cache derrière, apportant un sucré bienvenu à ce nez jusque là trop acide à mon goût.

Taste

Fruitée et onctueuse. Du sirop de citron, de la compote de pomme jaune. De la poire blanche bien mûre, et du jus de raisin blanc.

Finish

Longue. De petits pétillements viennent, et s'en vont rapidement. Un acidulé fruité reste en bouche et s'installe à demeure. Une très légère amertume fruitée apparaît en toute fin de bouche.

Comments

En aveugle, j'aurais juré être face à un Speysider, très classique, en fût de bourbon. Tullibardine est pourtant une distillerie des Highlands (dans les terres, entre Édimbourg et le Speyside; et non loin de celui-ci donc je me pardonne moi-même). Bien fait, agréable du début à la fin; un bon whisky classique, en fût de bourbon. Et très facilement buvable.

theroachman
Member Senior theroachman Note
22 Jan 2016 11:02 am

Serge Valentin from WhiskyFun.com wrote on 2016/01/22 (http://www.whiskyfun.com/#220116) :

Tullibardine 22 yo 1993/2015 (47.3%, Cadenhead, Small Batch, 528 bottles) Five stars Not sure when this new one was bottled, perhaps this year already? Colour: straw. Nose: grains and bread. It’s like nosing the bread buffet at breakfast in a posh hotel in Tyrol or in the Bavarian Alps. I won’t list all breads, but there are at least fifteen different ones. What’s particularly striking is these notes of gourd seeds, then we have a little ink and, imagine, some rye, as in some young American ryes. Fun stuff! (do Tullibardine source from MGP? Hey, I’m joking!) Mouth: very un-Scottish indeed. This could be a blend of Mackmyra with High West rye or something. So plenty of bread, geranium syrup, some ginger, some nutmeg, and then a little maple syrup and custard. I do seem to detect pomegranates as well. Oh, almost forgot to mention olives. Fun stuff indeed. Finish: quite long, still a bit ‘wacko’ but in a great way, and always extremely bready. A touch of lavender sweets in the aftertaste, and some ginger liqueur plus new oak and pepper. And some lapsang souchong. Comments: totally unexpected. Maybe a cask that some Scottish blenders would refuse because of its huge idiosyncrasies, but whisky enthusiasts who’ve already tried everything will love this. Nutshell, different and excellent, a whisky that’ll make you smile. SGP:352 - 90 points.

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