Tullibardine The Murray Marsala Finish
Tullibardine // Highlands, Scotland
An addition to Tullibardine's Marquess Collection, this bottling features whisky finished in Sicilian Marsala casks. Distilled in 2006, it aged originally in first-fill bourbon barrels before being transferred to the Marsala casks for its final year of maturation. It was bottled in 2018 at 46% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill bourbon & Sicilian marsala finish
"The Marsala influence is absolutely noticeable, but never overpowers, which is not always easy with fortified wines. The nose displays notes of orchard fruits like red apple skin and stewed pears. The palate is nicely integrated, with a syrupy sweetness originating from the Marsala. Finally a touch of orange and coffee bitterness, followed by a whiff of oak."