228 Burgundy Finish

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 129
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Brand: Tullibardine
Expression: 228 Burgundy Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pleasant aromas of herbal re-fill sherry and hints of barley. Good depth with developing coffee, honey and a whiff of smoke.
Palate: Quite sweet with apricot and barley. The citrus and stony notes take the edge off the sweetness. It darkens towards the middle as the malt and treacle coated sherried dried fruit appears.
Finish: Long and crisp with the citrus and mineral notes continuing to balance the treacly sherry.
Comment: Not the most complex of malts on the planet but the balance and the finish are quite impressive.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A bold nose like a punchy Bordeaux wine. Ginger, green coffee beans and blood orange.
Palate: Oak spices, rhubarb and custard with lavender shortbread. Some red travel sweets come through.
Finish: The oak is most present in the finish with a hint of liquorice and Earl Grey tea.
Comment: This is certainly a pleasant whisky, but a little uninspiring for me.
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Tullibardine Distillery, Blackford, Perthshire, Highland, Scotland
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