Single malt

Tullibardine 14 Years Old 2006 Rum Finish (55.7%, LOTG, Rum Barrel #36, 218 Bottles, 2020)

Tullibardine 14 Years Old 2006 Rum Finish

Whisky Review

  • 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

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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.

Overall

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.

Score 89/100

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