Tullibardine The Murray

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Marquess Collection
1st Fill Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Oct 2016 9:19 pm by RoyalScotsman
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 60.00

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Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine The Murray

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.16 points

  1. spawnkam scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The nose is complex.
    Freshly cut grass.
    Floral, perfume and heather.
    Honey and vanilla.

    Savour: sweet.
    Structure: oily.
    Body: well-balanced.
    Freshly cut grass.
    Dried fruits, grapes, pie, figs.
    Honey and vanilla.
    Smoky like a wood fire.
    Black chocolate.

    The finish is strong and middle.

  2. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It keeps evolving in the glass, change (and improvement) is there with time and water. Time & water have clear and positive impact on the nose. The taste is good either with or without water. It is multi-faceted. For this I like this Tulli. The maturation has given it something extra... better. One thing does not fade and that is the alcohol intensity. It is a tad too hot on the palate. But: as a whole it is nicely done.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Oak driven. Cinnamon. When freshly poured even a hint of garlic and ginger. Very strange/interesting. Biter and dry at first, but getting sweet from stone fruits, apricots.
      With water, and it can take a lot... a lot! It is much sweeter. No bitterness. Oak and grain sweet; vanilla, fresh juicy fruits like apples, pears, apricot, melon.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet and bitter arrival. Hot. Hotter than 56.3% would suggest. And the heat stays during the development and in the finish. Development is classic sweet to sour and dry. Perfumed at the end. Oak-driven. Into the finish.
      With water, and as said: it can handle lots, less sweet more bitter sour arrival. But the sweetness comes in the development. Fruity sweetness, with some dry lemon peels and milk chocolate. The taste is an extension of the nose. No new insights, but solid confirmation.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is dry and hot. Oak bitter dryness.
      With water, the heat is in the finish. Long, dry, oak and vanilla.

  3. dr.mad scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      62 62

  4. Arquebus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: spirity, fruity, pear drops, vanilla, boiled sweets (like the red ones that came with pear drops?), hint of damp hessian emerges, some richer fruit notes suggestive of dry sherry.Taste: big rush of alcohol carries fruit notes. Sweet but thin, drying - pleasing bitter notes, great finish with vanilla, subtle oak spices, some rich biscuity shortbread and fino sherry.With water: 2 teaspoons to 25ml – tamed! (it will take more) Balance of pear and almond tart. Pears dipped in damp soil! Becomes sweeter. Intense vanilla custard, toffee, still with a fruity edge of pear drops.
    ... and more pear drops which roll into linseed oil and fresh putty. good complexity and a dynamic nose, which deserves full attention and not rushing.

    A malt definitely worth exploring in my opinion.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, tasty, simple ... sweet! 80 points!
    • Nose
      Fresh and beguilingly sweet is the first nose. Honey. Honeydew melon. Oak is also noticeable. The alcohol is there, but does not bother. He intensifies the sweet melon. Vanilla comes along and and some citrus. Green but floury apple. After the first sip, the nose becomes softer, even sweeter!
    • Taste
      Sparkling sweetness. The palate holds what the nose promises. The alcohol is tickling something, a touch too much. A little spice is added immediately. Slightly malty. With swallowing she takes oak to us displacing the sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly bitter remaining.

  7. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant affair of woody fruit, herb, wine and, of course, alcoholic tones. Without dilution with water a bit too alcoholic, but the potential definitely has. So far, the best Tullibardine I had.

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Clearly first fill bourbon with a bit of too loud spices, but okay for the rest. Around 55 EUR for a 12 year old malt at cask strength? That’s actually quite nice. I did enjoy the nose.
    • Nose
      The nose starts on gummi bears and freshly sawn planks, before offering up some summery fruit. Thank mandarin, nectarine and mango, but also a fresh apple and some gooseberries. In all honesty: it works.
    • Taste
      It is wonderfully oily, but piquant. Very sweet again, almost candy-like, but the spices become quite loud. Think chili peppers and a bit of ginger. Loads of citrus now. Midpalate it becomes a tad floral. Lavender? Close, at least. I did not need this.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long and spicy, but the floral element slowly creeps in and becomes dominant. It starts to lean towards perfume.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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