Tullibardine 11yr old 57.7% ABV from Whisky Broker. 

Tullibardine 11yr old whisky broker
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This Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled at Tullibardine Distillery. The bourbon barrel was filled on 20/07/2010. This was bottled by Whiskybroker.co.uk on 16/08/2021 at a strength of 57.7%.

Each bottle is individually numbered, one of 223 x 70cl bottles.

All bottles have been lightly filtered but may still contain some small traces of cask sediment. No colouring has been added and the whisky has not been chill filtered.

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Appearance

Very light gold in colour, and the thick swirl line breaks up into thick syrupy legs and small teardrops.

Nose

Wow, that’s some nose and ABV. It’s almost fizzy, with aromatic wood, bitter lemon, and there is a faint smokiness. Time brings cream soda vanilla, red berries, and a dustiness with dried apricots and weetabix. 

Palate

Straight away it has a lovely mouthfeel, and loads of bourbon cask spices. There’s orange zest, grapefruit, and bitter lemon from the nose, with white pepper. 

More time and it does develop into darker fruity flavours. Dates, figs, and cloves, and some cask char, a royal icing sweetness then flies through.  

Finish

Cigar leaves, dunnage, damp leaves, a sweet lemonade flavour and some tannins.

My thoughts

I’ve been lucky enough to try a few indie bottled Tullibardine whiskies. As much as the distillery bottled lower ABV offerings are ok, these high ABV indie bottlings really do show you what Tullibardine whisky can be. This bottle is ex – bourbon cask matured and bottled at 57.7% ABV for the sum of £45, £45!! Yes this is added to the list of Tullibardine’s iv’e really enjoyed, and big thanks go out my whisky friend Mark Lewis, who you can follow on Twitter below.


Many thanks to Mark – @MarkLewis82 for the sample and the use of his photo, you can follow Mark on Twitter using the button below.

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