Tullibardine 2007 (Cooper’s Choice)

Dramcalendar Day 9

On the ninth day of the Dramcalendar, we have the Tullibardine 2007, bottled by Cooper’s Choice.

I will be honest and admit that my experience with Tullibardine is limited to the Tullibardine Sovereign. But that one was so bad, that it does not only has the top spot on my “worst whiskies of 2015″ list, but also made me to avoid any other bottling coming from this distillery.

But who knows, maybe today’s dram can change my mind?


Tullibardine 2007 (Cooper's Choice)

Tullibardine 2007 (Cooper’s Choice)










Name: Tullibardine 2007
Bottler: Cooper’s Choice
Vintage: 2007
Bottled: 2015
Age: 8 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Tullibardine
Cask Type: American Oak, Finish in Port Wine Pipe Cask
Strength: 46.0% Vol.
No. of bottles: 420
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Light and soft. Cooked red fruits for sure, but hard to tell which ones – maybe cherries? Speaking of cherries, someone just opened a big bag of cherry candies. Followed by cinnamon gum, menthol and caramel.


Very, very sweet and sticky, feels almost like sipping syrup. I don’t know, maybe orange syrup with vanilla beans? Then more sweetness, this time in form of rock sugar. A bit too youthful around the edges.


Medium. Sweet and mild but ultimately pretty bland, so to speak.


No doubt, the potential is there but this single malt is simply too young to unleash it. I think a few more years in the port pipe would have done wonders to the overall appeal of this expression.

Score: 79 / 100


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