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Tullibardine 1976 SIngle Cask Edition #3160


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

18th Sep 2017


Tullibardine 1976 SIngle Cask Edition #3160
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For my twentieth encounter with Tullibardine I chose an official bottling from the Single Cask Edition. Hogshead #3160 yielded 227 bottles at cask strength. It was released in 2010 and is nowhere to be found anymore. While the label simply states ‘hogshead’, a second with your nose in the glass will tell you that this was most likely a sherry cask. Wonderfully sweet nose on orange marmalade, milk chocolate, melted butter, menthol and hazel nuts. Underneath simmer some aromas like rose water, tobacco and even some olive oil, but they are not disturbing in the least. And if you want to become really picky – and why wouldn’t you? – you could even say you smell a little bit of plastic. But there is no doubt about the fact that this is a grand nose. It is very powerful on the palate and immediately sweet and sour and spicy. Think oranges, Turkish Delight and loads of agrums, but also pepper, nutmeg and quinine. Liquorice. Round and very tasty. Actually, I could be persuaded to think that this was in fact a wine cask because of its acidity (without going over the top, luckily). In the long finish a lovely and completely unexpected salty note appears. Top dram, despite the little imperfection on the nose. Very interesting and simply delicious after a game dinner.

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hawkscotch commented

Thanks for the review. I have an unopened bottle of the 1976 Tullibardine single cask edition. The one I have was bottled in 2008 from cask #3158. Mine was a draw prize that I won at one of my whiskey club's tastings years ago. I am pleased that its sister cask met with your approval. Now I just have to decide what occasion will prompt me to crack it open and have a go!

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