A New Tullibardine Single Malt from a Resurgent Highland Distillery
Cask 88 loves nothing more than hearing about Scottish distilleries going from strength to strength. Never is this more apparent than when a favourite distillery releases a new expression that further extends their brand and reach, and Tullibardine is definitely one of those. This fine distillery was mothballed in 1994, like many others during this time, but fortunately was resurrected in 2003 and continues to grow. This growth seems to be reflected in this incredible new cask strength release, an incredible 56.3% that delivers on both richness and power:
“The Murray” is the newest addition to Tullibardine’s impressive portfolio. A cask-strength single malt that was aged for twelve years in first-fill Bourbon barrels, it is a classic Highland malt that will make collectors swoon.
Reported to be perfectly balanced with aromas and flavors of dried apricot, tangerines, caramel, shortbread, oats, and Christmas spice, with a price point that is hard to ignore. This twelve-year-old is unpeated, so its maltiness and floral tones really shine through.
2005 Tullibardine “The Murray” Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (rrp $74.99)
A classic Tullibardine whisky, “The Murray” is named for Sir William Murray, Scotland’s second Marquess of Tullibardine. Murray was part of the Jacobite army and fought in the battle of Sherrifmuir on the hills above the distillery. The Murray is the first cask strength whisky made by the distillery this century!
12 years old, and bottled at full cask strength, this first-fill bourbon dram is a dream. It’s full of intense tropical aromas, sweet vanilla, malt cookies, and has an incredibly long finish thanks to the 56.3% proof. A limited release of 14,000 bottles. Distilled in 2005, bottled in 2017.
Here is a whisky that is reminiscent of the classic Tullibardines we love from the 1960’s and 70’s and, hopefully, a sign of things to come.
Got a bottle and want to compare?
If you have a bottle of “The Murray” and want to see how it compares to some of the vintage expressions of Tullibardine then check out our online bottle shop. We always try to have a few bottles for enthusiasts and collectors alike. At the time of this report, we had a fantastic example of:
This magnificent 40-year-old whisky comes from a sherry cask, no 2132. Distilled in 1966 and bottled to commemorate the 1966 World Cup. Only 384 bottles were released worldwide. Includes wooden presentation box.
Or check out all of the Tullibardine we have in our online bottle shop here.
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