This sampling, gave us the opportunity to taste the following drams:-
- Tullibardine Sovereign
- Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Cask Finish
- Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish
- Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask Finish
The drams make up their Tullibardine tasting set which takes fans on a ‘stunning flavour journey’ and consists of four miniature 4 x 50ml bottles offering the perfect way for whisky lovers to discover Tullibardine’s award-winning signature range!
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So, what did I think?
Here are my tasting notes … and my favourites on the night!
Tasting Notes – Tullibardine Sovereign (43%)
Nose: Lots of apple orchard on the nose with some cane sweetnesss and hints of pears. Additionally, there’s some vanilla pastry with promises of some sweet spiciness and later on light tropical fruits make their presence felt.
Palate: A light mouthfeel with creamy sweet apples and orchard fruits with hints of tropical flavours.
Finish: Some mild pepper which gets seriously punchier with time and all ending with an astringent, crisp finish.
Tasting Notes – Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Cask Finish (43%)
Nose: Slightly sherried creamy nose with syrupy stewed fruits and apple – delightful! Quite jammy (strawberry et al) with hints of tropical fruits. dusky books and crayons – where did that come from?!
Palate: Hearty mouthfeel and quite savoury with some sweet apples, plump raisins and dry wood.
Finish: Nice sweet fruit jams as per the palate with some additional pepper, ginger and sweet spices – a lovely finish!
Tasting Notes – Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish (43%)
Nose: WoW! Ribena for adults! YES! Very fruity and syrupy with blackcurrants, strawberries and creamy biscuit. One of the fruitiest noses I’ve ever …. nosed! Add in some creamy coffee and sweet chocolate and were being truly spoiled!
Palate: Lighter mouthfeel than I expected with sweet jammy overtones and creamy coffee chocolate undertones – cracking!
Finish: A powerful spicy finish with black pepper but tempered by vanilla pastry.
Tasting Notes – Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask Finish (43%)
Nose: Quite earthy this one and it’s being a bit shy nose-wise! Wth time there’s lots of demerera sugar, rose and candied sweets …. which is a surprise! Some red wine in addition but, alas, the sherry is eluding me!
Palate: Ah! There’s the sherry, waiting for me! Some nice dried fruits, coffee, chocolate and creamy, buttery pastry.
Finish: The smoothest spice finish I ever did taste – wonderful!
My Favourites On The Night
1. 228 Burgundy Cask Finish
2. 500 Sherry Cask Finish
Both are real delights tbh and both are exceptionally flavoursome!
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