Creamy full-bodied Highland whisky expression where the peat is very subtle. Aged in ex-bourbon barrels. Balance of floral, fruity, barley and vanilla notes. Grassy fresh aromas with notes of pear, honey and spring flowers. On the palate fudge, ginger, subtle smoke and pear drops. Non-chilled filtered giving the malt a long finish with nice depth.
One of the oldest brewers and distillers in Scotland, Tullibardine is located in Blackford, the gateway to the Highlands. It was here in 1488 that the young King James 4th of Scotland stopped on his way to his coronation, to purchase beer from the local brewery. This is recorded as the first public purchase of beer. In 1503, the brewery received the first Royal Charter issued by James 4th, in recognition of the fine beer produced at Tullibardine.
In addition to its location, the most important aspect of the distillery is the plentiful supply of fresh, spring water from the surrounding Ochil Hills. These hills were formed more than 400 million years ago with layers of basalt and red sandstone, and are well known for the gold that was mined from them. The water that reaches the distillery has taken 15 years to reach the Danny Burn, which is the spring where we take our water from. This is the same water bottled by the renowned mineral water company, Highland Spring.