Tullibardine 14 Years Old 2006 Rum Finish (55.7%, LOTG, Rum Barrel #36, 218 Bottles, 2020)c
- ABV: 55.7%
- Age: 14 Years old
- Bottling: Lady of the Glen, Rum cask finish, Cask #36, 218 Bottles
- Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £85
- Origin: Tullibardine distillery
- Vintage: 2006
What they say
With origins dating back to 1947; the Tullibardine Distillery made a triumphant return to the Highlands from its mothballed status in 2003. In 2013, we were delighted to acquire a traditional Bourbon cask distilled on the 13th of April 2006; and decided that the lightly floral and oily nature of the distillate was perfectly suited to an extended finish in a rum cask. Seven years on, we are delighted with the resulting goldenrod coloured whisky, which was bottled at cask strength on the 29th of May 2020.
Official tasting notes:
- On the Nose Dessert notes of pineapple tart, custard creams and brown sugar sweetness. Floral notes of lilac and rose.
- On the Palate Soft and gentle at first with developing sweet and spicy notes of white chocolate and cinnamon.
- Finish Long and satisfying with a walnut whip and brandy cream character, with developing buttery toast.
What I say
Distilled at Tullibardine in 2006 and matured for 7 years in an ex bourbon barrel before being one of the first re-racks by Lady of the Glen into an ex-Rum barrel for a further 7 years of maturation.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Champagne gold (5/20), fine tears and long ultra-fine legs.
- Nose: Sweet and floral, pineapple upside down cake, apricot jam, peach cobbler, thick cloying syrupy, heather honey, floral, vanilla and rose white chocolate.
- Taste: Sweet, sugary, syrupy, masses of vanilla, peach and apricot, tropical fruits, mango, guava, pineapple, maple syrup, white chocolate buttons, creamier with water, white chocolate dipped strawberries.
- Finish: Long, sweet and oaked, buttercream icing, milk chocolate, hazelnut and red berry fruits.
A real sweet-tooth’s delight, the 7 years in ex-Rum has dolloped dessert all over this whisky. A little like ice-cream with a dram poured over it the whisky starts to seep out of this later displaying a great balance between initial and later cask maturations.
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