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A Highland Queen
A Custodian Collection from Tullibardine
January 2016, Issue 133, page 29
Brewing up a storm
Gavin Smith tells the complex story of Scottish brewing and its inextricable links with distilling
February 2002, Issue 21, page 52
Crossing the lines
If you fancy visiting some unusual distilleries,why not base yourself in a town and take in the tourist sites too? Here we pick four base camps
July 2008, Issue 73, page 38
William Delmé-Evans designed no less than three distilleries. Gavin D. Smith talked to him
January 2003, Issue 28, page 22
Hope springs eternal
Malcolm Greenwood samples the other 'water of life', pure mineral water, in Scotland.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 70
The search starts to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. Scotland, Ireland and Canada have been scrutinised,we find out who is in the running.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 8
One for the tourists... (Tullibardine)
Tullibardine is a distillery crossed with a shopping centre. Can it keep whisky fans happy without alienating the general public? Our man had a look
March 2005, Issue 46, page 42
Restored to Her Throne
Gavin D. Smithlooks at the fortunes of the Highland Queen blend
July 2012, Issue 105, page 36
The Miller's Tale
Last Thursday I met two men who had bought distilleries in the last month: Michael Beamish and Leonard Russell. For me they represent the joyful polarity of the whisky industry. Michael was on time a...
October 2003, Issue 34, page 5
The Southern Highlands
Gavin D. Smith embarks on a whisky trail through Perth and its environs
September 2015, Issue 130, page 14
We're celebrating five glorious years
Five years, my brain hurts alot; five years, that's all we've got..."
December 2003, Issue 36, page 24
Adelphi Tullibardine 35 Years Old, Cask 2112
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60% 7 Tullibardine is a gentle, civilised, malt that seems to live in obscurity. Nice to be reminded of its existence. Could be a golfers dram – the distillery is near Gleneagles.
Signatory Tullibardine 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.60% 8 Rounder than a previous Signatory bottling at 1972.
Tullibardine 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A delicate malt, but with some complexity.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.50% 9 Balanced and mature. Just how a sherry cask should be.
Tullibardine 1993, Marsala Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A lovely dram. Fresh, natural, cheery. The perfect companion for a cheese party. Preferably undiluted.
Tullibardine 1993, Port Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 6 Somewhere in the mid palate, there was a momentary hint of malt whisky. I don't know how that found its way into this obscure liqueur from Heaven.
Tullibardine 1993, Sauterne Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 There's lots of elements at play here. They're just not playing together.
Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A real fruit bomb of a malt!
Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Not the most complex of malts on the planet but the balance and the finish are quite impressive.
Tullibardine 30 Years Old, Stillman's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 Perilously easy to drink. The whisky world's answer to a New World Chardonnay.
Tullibardine Aged Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A well structured dram. Oakier on the palate than on the nose.
Tullibardine Coume Del Mas Banyuls
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 6 Too much finish for me.
Tullibardine Pure Pot Spirit
Single Malt - Scotland - 69.10% Shows what a good base spirit is being made here –but this can only be used in reference to the bottled mature product (when you can see how good the wood has been).
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 ?The nose is promising, the palate is a bit behind. But this is a pleasant dram.