Tullibardine 2010 (Malts of Scotland for DeinWhisky)

Tullibardine 2010 (Malts of Scotland for DeinWhisky)

Nowadays Port casks are seaoned and specifically prepared for the whisky industry in the same way as sherry casks. Today we’re trying a Tullibardine 2010, bottled for DeinWhisky.de by Malts of Scotland.  

 

Tullibardine 10 yo 2010 (54,4%, Malts of Scotland for DeinWhisky.de 2020, Port wine hogshead, 198 btl.)

Nose: berries and plums up front with hints of cinnamon and a light sour touch. Hints of suede leather and fruit tea. Cherry eau-de-vie. Light oak char in the background. The winey side is there, but it’s nicely balanced and certainly not screaming of Port.

Mouth: again red berries and stewed fruits, with almonds and walnuts. Toffee. Morello cherries. Blackcurrants. Quite fruity, with a warming mix of nutmeg and cinnamon in second stage. Chocolate buns and herbal honey. Also reasonable tannins (grape seeds) that give away the wine.

Finish: medium, with light leafy notes, forest fruit tea and oak spice.

If you don’t mind the typical winey touch of a Port cask, then this deserves your attention as it’s bottled at a good moment. Available for around € 60 from DeinWhisky.de

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