News: Tullibardine The Murray // Big Peat Edinburgh // Tomatin Cù Bòcan 2005

Tullibardine The Murray | Big Peat Edinburgh | Tomatin Cu Bocan 2005

Not much whisky news this week.


A label for a new Tullibardine The Murray was seen in the TTB database. The Murray clan is the house that ruled the lands of Atholl in Perthshire, mainly in Abercairney and Tullibardine. William Murray was the Marquess of Tullibardine and apparently the distillery is planning a whole series called The Marquess Collection.

This expression is a 2004 vintage, bottled at cask strength 56,1%. Based on the aromas (vanilla, spice, sweet barley) we can assume ex-bourbon maturation. Update: read my review here.


Douglas Laing launched Big Peat Edinburgh Edition. This limited edition of the blended Islay malt, bottled for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival comes at a slightly higher strength (48% vs. 46%). Only 180 numbered bottles are available. Together with the Big Peat Feis Ile 2016 Edition it looks like they are developing a small series of limited local versions.


There is also a new member in the Tomatin Cù Bòcan series. The latest addition is a 2005 Vintage, bottled at 50% and matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. It’s merely limited: 11.400 bottles, available for around £ 50.