The modern Tullibardine whisky distillery was reopened in 1947, and the spirit ran from the stills two years later. The site was once home to a brewery which allegedly brewed ale for King James IV’s coronation in 1488. The brewery was actually built in the 12th century, so it’s fair to say the Tullibardine distillery has had an incredibly long history.
Matured in first fill Bourbon Barrels, this is a wonderful, charming, single malt that delivers vanilla, cocoa, honey, and oatmeal in equal measure, while finishing smooth and dry on the palate. There is a complexity from its age, but there is still that hint of subtle sweetness that Tullibardine has in its malts.