Tullibardine 1993 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Spring 2017
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 mar 2017 7:36 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.09

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28 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tullibardine 1993 CA

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.38 points.

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An elegant whisky without rough edges.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Well, Highlands is absolutely plausible for me, but where did he hide the 23 years? The part is absolutely wood-free, that's impressive!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light fruit aromas on cotton candy with vanilla, that is the first impression immediately after pouring. Pears and mirabelle plums establish themselves, a few herbs, slightly grassy, the relationship shifts a little away from the fruit, but there are now zesty citrus notes of lime / grapefruit that are slowly taking over the dominance. Overall dense and intense. After a long standing time, I am first greeted by musty cellar mustiness, which then immediately gives way to spotlessly clean ripe yellow fruit notes, sometimes also as a compote, with a sugar crust. Increased acidity with movement, somewhat mineral, neither herbs nor grass, only a hint of fermentation notes is slowly establishing itself, as well as effervescent powder. First of all, heat makes the alcohol pinch the nose, then it becomes strongly acidic and mineral, some Lysol. As the temperature rises, the sweetness returns, but acidity and lysol remain, as do fermented apples. I liked the nose much better when it was cool, much more elegance, although less density.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth it is very gentle, fruity with a pleasant acidity and very dark sweetness, malty fir honey, the alcohol develops its power late. Ginger, possibly also black pepper, some honey. Nothing stands out clearly, the balance is good. In the second sip of mineral, reduced fruit and sweetness, still hardly any bitter substances.
    • Finish
      84 84
      It dries up significantly on the finish, but hardly any bitter substances seem to be present. The finish is medium long, there may also be a hint of smoke. Bready sweetness clearly remains on the tongue, apple peels, a warming up is not noticeable.

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  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. fritzbrause scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Extremely easy drinkable with a lot of complexity and to discover! You find all kind of note, the other comments already described. Highly recommendable!

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Floral and fragrant.
    • Nose
      High estery notes of green apples skin and lemon zest. Some oakiness and vanilla notes. Rancio hanging arround.
    • Taste
      Sweet, soft orchard fruit starting to turn. Like rotting wood in a dunnage warehouse.Added water, sweet jasmine, vanilla and dry oak.
    • Finish
      Short, dry and oaky with some spiciness.

  6. Pikehunter scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Thanks for the sample ;-)
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  A while ago Cadenhead bottled a very odd but nevertheless amazingly fine Tullibardine that anyone should try just for curiosity https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/77432/tullibardine-1993-ca .  So I am eager to try this one (hoping it is unusual too).

    Yes, the nose is somehow comparable.  Again this odd but nice smell of freshly baked sourdough bread spiced up with some cinnamon, mint and caraway seeds.  Really strange, but I like it a lot.  Could sniff this for hours...

    Rich entry into the mouth, very sweet and mouth-coating.  On the palate again this bread-ish taste and more of the spices (cinnamon, pepper, no mint or caraway here).  Very sweet on lots of different sugars (brown sugar, home grown and exotic fruit sugars).  The finish is of medium length and quite creamy. Again a very unusual but delicious dram, not as extreme as the 22 years old but still very worth to discover.  But expect the unexpected!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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