Tullibardine

Celebration of the Cask

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Region Highlands
Distillery Tullibardine
Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottler The Scottish Liqueur Centre, PH1 4EB
Distilled 21.04.1989
Bottled 10.04.2014
Alcohol 53,4 % vol
Cask Number Hogshead 1958, Fortified Wine Finish
Number of Bottles 66 à 70 cl
€/Bottle € 144,--

Additional Information

As in the preceding year introduced for the first time a special bottling for the CÀRN MÒR SOCIETY OF AUSTRIA for the year 2014 was arranged. But this time it should be something extraordinary and in addition have an Austrian context – which is not always easy but it can be done.

CÀRN MÒR was once more successful when searching in the cellars at the winery of Willi Opitz – an 8 year old oak cask containing “Homok” (Hungarian for “sandy soil”) a fortified wine similar to a sherry. The Homok is a blend (cuvee) of fully matured late harvested Gewürztraminer, Welschriesling and Scheurebe, typical Austrian grapes, which are fermented by an oxidation process. The method employed requires the grapes to be harvested very late when they have lost quite a portion of humidity. The must produced is then put into used Barrique casks and filled to ¾ where it ferments into wine and oxidises. After 8 years of maturation the Homok is then bottled.

Immediately after the bottling of the Homok the cask was shipped to Bankfoot, Perthshire. After arrival the casks the remainder of the Homok was extracted for tasting and the cask washed out with water.

The Tullibardine 1989 in the Hogshead Nr. 1958, which has been in the warehouse waiting, was selected very soon as the ideal candidate.

The result - a very well balanced single malt almost 25 years old. In the nose a complex array of herbs surprises and on the palate the single malt tastes very fruity displaying chocolate and honey notes. The finish is long and soft.
What a pity – just 66 bottles of this extraordinary Tullibardine 1989 were bottled for the CÀRN MÒR SOCIETY OF AUSTRIA!