Tullibardine

1970

ABV 40.5%
REVIEWED Issue 139
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Specifications
Brand: Tullibardine
Expression: 1970
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 40.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 139
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Reeks of age. Elegant, malty, herbal and sweet with violet tinged incense and Armagnac dried prune, grape, fig and walnuts. Creamy vanilla balances with milk chocolate and green tea.
Palate: Complex mature malt, sherry and subtly sweet dates, plum and prune. Old Armagnac demeanour but the citrus adds a balancing freshness with hints of creamy vanilla.
Finish: Long, majestic and spiced (both sweet and dry) with vanilla and cigar/tea leaves.
Comment: Balanced and mature. Just how a sherry cask should be.
9.6
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: In tasting flights of whisky, you wait for a nose like this: sweet strawberry yet with a hint of balsamic vinegar and cracked black pepper to balance it out.
Palate: Quite a wonderful palate of really well-aged malt whisky, hints of freshly chopped mint play with big oak tones and that strawberry flavour once again.
Finish: Jammy Dodger biscuits served with a Blood Sand made with vintage Scotch.
Comment: Pretty much how mainland Scotch whisky should taste (holds breath for price).
9.5
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Tullibardine Distillery, Blackford, Perthshire, Highland, Scotland
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