I find the sharing of a dram with friends one of life’s simplest but most satisfying experiences. It’s all very well sitting down each evening and taking a systematic approach to tasting and reviewing whisky for this site – but sometimes there’s much more pleasure to had just kicking back and enjoying whisky for what it is. There are few better places to do that than with the lovely folks attending Dramboree this weekend.
Firkin Whisky’s 2012 Tullibardine – is by-lined as ‘Firkin 49’ - both after the founding date of the distillery (1949) and owner Mike Collings’s number of years working within the whisky industry. As well as coming from the American/French oak stave combo cask, it is a product of both oloroso and amontillado sherries (concurrently).
10 year old Tullibardine drawn from a 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel. Light & Delicate profile.
Before signing up to Game of Thrones as everyone’s favourite Ser, Rory McCann occupied the iconic role of Scott’s Porage Oats Man – a character originally inspired by Highland games champion Jay Scott who earnt world fame for his heavyweight feats in the 50s and 60s. Anyhow, enough of the history lesson – this is a 10 year old Tullibardine drawn from a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel.
Spicy & Sweet profile Tullibardine that’s been slumbering in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel since November 2010.
11 year old Tullibardine drawn from a 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel. Juicy, oak and vanilla profile.
A no messing 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel maturation for this 11 year old Tullibardine. Juicy, Oak & Vanilla profile.
Single cask Tullibardine distilled on 24th March 2005 and matured for 12 years in a 2nd fill ex-Bourbon barrel. One of 191 bottles. Spicy & Dry profile.