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Tullibardine 500 Sherry Finish


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@Nemesis101Review by @Nemesis101

29th Aug 2013


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This is my 2nd bottle from this distillery; the first being a G&M Connoisseurs Choice. It's part of their newly revamped range that looks very appetising.

I reviewed the G&M release a couple of months ago and thought it was interesting and different rather than great. So looking forward to an official Tullibardine bottling.

I get dark fruits and sugary spiciness on the nose. Sugared almonds perhaps. Underneath a bit of freshly cut grass and nuts. Quite warming and rich.

Nutty cereal and very fruity palate. Raisin-like. I guess I could almost describe it as Alpen Muesli but there is also a hint of sharp red berries. Gentle mouthfeel but intense flavour.

A bit too short on the finish. Not much really lingers other than a mild fruitiness. But for the sub-£40 price mark this is very good.

As a side note: I'm rapidly drawing the conclusion that G&M do not do some distilleries proper justice, particularly at the lower end of the price range. This official release from Tullibardine was much nicer than the Connoisseurs Choice release I tried, and it cost less. I've had quite a few other examples from them that I've not been impressed with, (across a range of distilleries).

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