This southern Highlander is a relatively young whisky distillery opened in 1949 as World War 2 was coming to an end. Tullibardine is located in Perthshire often referred to as the gateway to the Highlands and was designed by the architect William Delme Evans whose other distilleries include Glenallachie and Jura. The distillery is at the base of the Ochill hills and built on the site of a former brewery which used the same water source the ‘Danny Burn’. The ‘Danny Burn’ fed the 1st public brewery in Scotland and it is rumoured King James IV sourced beer from here to celebrate his coronation in 1488.
After a short 4 years in operation the ownership of Tullibardine started to change hands before being taken over and rebuilt by Invergordon in 1974 who mothballed it in 1995. Fortunately a business consortium re-opened Tullibardine whisky distillery in 2003 and created an adjoining retail park and tourist attraction. The new owners have tried to ensure traditional methods of production were maintained during the re-commissioning of the Distillery.
Tullibardine whisky has sported the tag line ‘eminently quaffable’ which is rather flowery language for very drinkable, and we at the Scottish Whisky Store would agree.
Taste: This Highlander is sweet, sweet, sweet with fudge, marzipan, and cocoa powder and an oaky finish.