Review: Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish

Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Tullibardine Distillery

Bottling: Picard Vins & Spiritueux

ABV: 43%

Cost: £40.63 from Master of Malt

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What they say:

This is a delicious whisky from Tullibardine, released in 2013. It sees the Highland whisky finished for 12 months in 228-litre Red Burgundy wine casks from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Spiced, with notes of red berry fruit, vanilla and toasted oak.

Palate: Creamy, nutty palate entry with notes of sweet custard, apple peel, red berries and orange blossom honey.

Finish: Long finish with plum jam and allspice.

Overall: Spiced and rich with a delicious influence from the red wine casks.

What I say:

The superb Tullibardine 228 Burgundy finish – finally a red wine-finish making it into stable expressions, according to the distillery this one is selling like hot-cakes!

Colour:

Rich ruby amber (11/20)

Nose:

Spied and tannic, red berry fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cherries, cinnamon and nutmeg, tannic tea, suede leather, crème brulee

Taste:

Smooth and initially creamy vanilla turns into strawberries and cream, scones with jam and clotted cream, mixed berry/woodland fruits, bramble jam, Morello cherries,

Finish:

Medium-long, blackcurrant cordial, plum and cinnamon preserve, oak wood and tannic tea

Overall:

A good red wine finish edition from Tullibardine. This brings all the right red fruit elements and a little tannic bite to the vanilla and cereal backbone from Tullibardine.

Score: 83/100

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