Tullibardine 25 YO
Tullibardine 25 YO, 43 %
The oldest readily available whisky from the highland distillery Tullibardine. The Tullibardine 25 YO has been matured in 1st and 2nd fill ex-sherry hogsheads.
There is limited information available on the official website, but there is some info.
Nose: Rather mild and nondescript at first. Sure there are sherry notes here, and a soft, sugary sweetness. But not a whole lot more going on. Vanilla and white pepper, perhaps.
Taste: Medium to slim body. The sherry influence is more obvious on the palate, but this is far from a sherry bomb. We are talking mild notes again. Dried fruits with a pinch of pepper. Hints of oak.
Finish: Medium long finish. Even more fruits now, and heavier on the oak. A touch too heavy on the oak?
Balance: Nothing special really, and you do expect something special when a distillery puts out a 25 YO as a flagship expression in their core range. Not a bad dram, by all means, but it lacks that little extra.