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Auction: SFW38 - Spink x Cask 88 Auction
Lot: 195

Tullibardine Cask-2012-#652949

Distillery: Tullibardine
Region: Highland
Age: 10 years
Distillation Date: 21st May 2012
Cask type: Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Peated?: No

Re-gauge ABV: 60.3%
Re-gauged Litres of Alcohol (RLA): 90.7 litres
New Bulk Litres: 150.0 litres
Re-gauge Date: 26th April 2022
Bottles: 214

Cask Number: 652949

A Fine Highland Single Malt Characterised by a Floral Bouquet

Cask description

The Wood
Since Tullibardine was mothballed in the 1990s and reopened by Tullibardine Distillery Ltd in 2003, they have paid very close attention to the quality of casks, and the wood, used in the maturation of their spirit. With a refocus on the whisky as a single malt, a rigorous wood policy was introduced - seeing a huge influx of fresh casks - and the nature of the malt off their stills also witnessed some changes.

The Spirit
Tullibardine's repositioning as a single malt of note inspired a new wood policy, but also a revitalisation of their entire spirit run. Cutting back on some of the nuttiness for which Tullibardine was previously associated, some tweaks in the distillation process and the cut of the spirit favoured a spirit with highly-polished floral notes at the fore. These changes established Tullibardine as a Highland single malt worthy of recognition.

The Masters
Owners Terroir Distillers boast a long history in the wine and spirits industry, with the third generation of the Picard Family at the helm. In 1951, Picard Vins & Spiriteux was founded by the family as a wine producer, later diversifying into the worlds of whisky, pastis, bitters, rhum agricole and eau de vie through privately-held subsidiary Terroir Distillers. In addition to its interests in Scotland, the company operates two distilleries and four bottling sites in France.

The History
This cask will have been filled within a couple of years of the Picard Vins & Spiritueux acquisition of the distillery, a move which was lauded as an indication of the growing international appeal of Scotch whisky. The leading French wine & spirits group had been purchasing Tullibardine spirit for three years prior to the deal. Having added a bottling plant to their Highland site, Tullibardine is now one of the very few distilleries in Scotland to distill, mature and bottle all on one site.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Lemon drizzle cake and dry apple cider, developing into resinous and perfumed notes. Hot madeleines and unroasted nuts give way to lashings of custard.
Palate: Crisp and tart with a heavy citrus edge. Warming spice balances with sweet breadiness and vanilla pods on the mid-palate.
Finish: Subtle but sustained cracked black pepper. Fragrant resins return, the dry notes contrasted with lingering liquorice and pear drops. Medium length and pleasingly complex.

花香撲鼻的優質高地單一麥芽威士忌 單桶詳情 木桶 督伯汀在 1990 年代關廠,並於 2003 年重開以來,一直非常關注木桶以及用於烈酒熟成的木材質量。隨着單一麥芽威士忌重新獲得關注,他們引入嚴格的木材政策,大量使用全新木桶,令蒸餾出來的酒液也發生一些變化。 酒液 督伯汀重新定位為單一麥芽威士忌,喚起一項新木材政策,重振了釀酒的整體操作。減少之前與督伯汀相關的堅果味,調整蒸餾過程,以及控制節點後,產生了非常優雅的花香,使督伯汀成為值得認可的高地單一麥芽威士忌。 大師 風土蒸餾廠在葡萄酒及烈酒行業擁有悠久歷史,由皮卡德家族第三代掌舵。1951年,皮卡德葡萄酒及烈酒公司由該家族創立,最初是一家葡萄酒生產商,後來通過私人控股子公司風土蒸餾廠涉足威士忌、茴香酒、苦味酒、朗姆酒和蒸餾等領域。除了在蘇格蘭的酒廠,該公司還在法國經營兩家釀酒廠和四家裝瓶廠。 歷史 此督伯汀單桶在皮卡德葡萄酒及烈酒公司收購該酒廠後幾年內灌裝,此舉成為蘇格蘭威士忌國際吸引力日益增長的標誌。在收購前三年開始,這家領先的法國葡萄酒和烈酒集團一直在購買督伯汀威士忌,並於收購後在其高地酒廠增建一家裝瓶廠;現在,督伯汀是蘇格蘭為數不多在同一地點進行蒸餾、熟成和裝瓶的酒廠。 品酒筆記 酒香:檸檬糖霜蛋糕和乾蘋果酒,發展成樹脂的芬芳。濃濃的蛋奶凍緊接熱瑪德琳蛋糕和未烤堅果。 口感:鬆脆與帶濃郁柑橘味的餡餅,溫暖香料與甜麵包味跟中段的香草豆莢相得益彰。 餘韻:微妙但持久的黑胡椒碎。芳香樹脂回歸,乾香與悠長的甘草和梨形糖果對比鮮明。中等長度,複雜度怡人。

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