Tullibardine 1993 23 year old (Cadenhead’s)

Bottle: Cadenhead’s authentic collection bottling.

Nose: Marshmallows, desiccated coconut, cinnamon and creamy tropical fruits. A little breathing time goes a long way here. Nice and soft.

Body: Medium and a little oily.

Palate: Tropical fruits abound, white chocolate, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Finish: Lime, black pepper, pineapple and mango. Faint peppermint at the death.

Neat/Ice/Water: 47.1%. Neat.

Verdict: Quaffable. My first Tullibardine and it’s been quite a pleasant experience. Not earth shattering but certainly not lackluster either. Fresh, zesty and sweet, it’s a tropical fruit salad of a dram with a dollop of fresh cream on top. Released a couple of months ago as part of Cadenhead’s 175th anniversary year releases, you can still pick it up in the London store for £77 which is just about right in my book. 270 bottles only from a bourbon hogshead. I’ll always remember this one as I was moving house the day it arrived. Before any of the furniture had even made it out of the truck I was having whisky delivered. My wife’s face at the time. Priceless…

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