Tullibardine / Douglas Laing

Tullibardine 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 12624) - XOP (Douglas Laing) Review

Tullibardine 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 12624) - XOP (Douglas Laing) Tullibardine seems to be a distillery I've enjoyed much of but not really drank much of, and I think this is the first time I've reviewed an independent bottling of Tullibardine so I was really looking forward to seeing how tasty an independent bottling of this would be.

From the Douglas Laing Xtra Old Particular range of whiskies which are bottled at higher strength and older ages and generally have a real air of quality about them.

Definite woody dunnage warehouse notes, fruit and a touch of dark chocolate and some pencil shavings on the nose, then lots of woody oak notes around the palate, along with a hint of fruit and lychee and jaffa cakes again.

This definitely shows signs of age, and is very woody indeed, something that i quite like in a dram although I think in this case it's a bit more than I would normally enjoy, but it is very tasty and i know anyone who enjoys aged whisky will enjoy.

Available to pick up from specialists like Master of Malt

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Dusty dunnage warehouse notes up first, apple skins come up next but they've been left in the sun for a few hours to make them crunchy, M&S Dark chocolate jaffa cakes, pencil shavings and a touch of light creamy coffee and a hint of menthol.

Palate

This definitely has an oak influence, a real wood spice element, then pencil shavings appear again, a touch of lychee and those dark orange jaffa cakes again before a touch of grated ginger and nutmeg adds a warming heat of spice.

Finish

Sweet and warming with nutmeg and grated ginger.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Tullibardine 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 12624) - XOP (Douglas Laing)
Age: 1993 Vintage
ABV: 55.30
Distiller: Tullibardine
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 20/03/2019 by Tom



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