Tullibardine 500 Sherry
For about 12 months, Tullibardine Sherry has been finished off in Sherry Butts, which are 500 litres in size. This has created an intense, dark, rich brown whisky. There are hints of toffee and apples with an edge of cereal notes. On the palate, vanilla and toffee abound with dates and spice.
Set in the beautiful Perthshire countryside next to the the town of Blackford at the gateway to the Highlands, Tullibardine Distillery is a real gem as it continues to operate in the traditional way, without modern day computer technology.
In 1947 William Delme Evans began converting the original brewery buildings that remained into a distillery, and in 1949 the first spirit was distilled at the newly named Tullibardine Distillery. The name in Gaelic means ‘lookout hill’, and was taken from the small medieval chapel built in 1446, which is close to the distillery.
In 1953 the distillery was sold to Brodie Hepburn, who were themselves later sold to Invergordon Distillers. For the next few decades production continued using the original two stills and maturing the spirit in sherry casks. In 1973 the capacity was increased with the addition of two more stills.
Recently Tullibardine began a new chapter in its history as in November 2011 the distillery was purchased by the independent French family company Picard, already involved in the Whisky Industry.