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Tullibardine 1993 Moscatel Wood Finish

Prunus Avium

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

19th Jul 2011


Tullibardine 1993 Moscatel Wood Finish
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I tasted this one at a recent whisky dinner in Antwerp, together with a shot of blood-red Moscatel sherry. The combination was amazing. But I also remember my impression of the malt itself, which I gladly put to virtual paper here.

I found the influence of the moscatel sherry negligible on the nose, but perhaps that's due to the fact that a glass of said sherry (Ambrosia, in this case) was sitting next to my malt. It was slightly vinous, but soft and round with a pinch of salt (rather unexpected). Some beer as well. Yes, cherry beer, made from the prunus avium (get googlin', folks!).

The tastes makes it worth trying this one. This is good. The moscatel sherry is not over the top at all, but nevertheless very prominent. I also get some apples and rosebud tea. Cherries, of course. Again a hint of cardboard in the background, but not disturbing. Pretty spicy, too.

The finish lingers on spices and cherries and takes its time to fade.

Wine finishes are always tricky, but I believe this moscatel finish worked well.

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