Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700mL
The history of Tullibardine as a location for brewing and distilling is one of the oldest in Scotland, dating back to the 15th Century. Our story begins in 1488, when a young King James, IV of Scotland, stopped by before his coronation to purchase beer from the local brewery. This brewery was known for producing fine beer as a result of the local water source. By 1503, the King had granted them a royal charter.
It was in 1947 that William Delmé-Evans began converting this original brewery into the Tullibardine Distillery. Upon testing the water from the nearby springs, Delmé-Evans knew he had found THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR DISTILLING WHISKY.
The water comes from the surrounding Ochil Hills, drawn from the Danny Burn. Formed here over 400 million years ago with layers of Basalt and red Sandstone, these hills are well known for the Gold that was once mined from them. The clear water that runs through them will have taken 15 years to reach the Danny Burn. In 1979, Highland Spring began to bottle this same water.
THE AUBURN HUE OF THIS WHISKY COMES DIRECTLY FROM ITS TIME SPENT IN THE 228 LITRE BARRIQUES THAT PREVIOUSLY HELD PINOT NOIR FROM CHATEAU DE CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET.
THE NOSE OF THE 228 FEATURES RED CHERRIES AND VANILLA WITH HINTS OF CHOCOLATE AND TURKISH DELIGHT.
ON THE PALATE, THERE IS A REAL HINT OF RED SUMMER FRUIT, MORE CHOCOLATE AND A SWEET SPICE NOTE ON THE FINISH.