Tullibardine Imports Two New Scotch Single Malts To United States

By Hannah Kanik / May 16, 2021

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story indicated the whiskey being imported was Irish – it is, in fact, Scotch. We’ve corrected the error.

Scotland’s Tullibardine distillery, working with importer Prestige Beverage Group, recently announced it is releasing two new Scotch single malt whiskeys created exclusively for the United States market: Tullibardine Artisan and Tullibardine 12-Year-Old.

These new offerings join the distillery’s current US offerings, like the 228 Burgundy Cask Finish, 500 Sherry Cask Finish, 15-year-old, 20-year-old and 25-year-old.

“We are delighted to introduce these exclusive single malt expressions to the United States, that reflect the outstanding quality and craftsmanship of our whiskies,” said Michael Elliott, General Manager at Tullibardine Distillery, in a prepared statement.

Tullibardine 12-Year-Old

Tullibardine 12-Year-Old (image via Prestige Beverage Group)

Tullibardine Artisan was matured entirely in ex-bourbon barrels and bottled at an ABV of 40% with a floral and cereal character. Official tasting notes for it, per the distillery:

  • Nose: soft, honey and heather with hints of grassy meadows, hints of vanilla, creamy fudge and subtle oak aromas.
  • Palate: sweet barley sugar, liquid honey and vanilla. Hints of freshly baked malted biscuit. 
  • Finish: warming, gentle spice. 

The Tullibardine 12-Year-Old, meanwhile, is the distillery’s signature single malt for the U.S. market. It has been matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks for 12 years minimum. This creamy expression was bottled at an ABV of 40% and has notes of soft citrus, toffee apples and freshly baked biscuits. 

Official tasting notes for it, per the distillery:

  • Nose: delicate, balanced, floral notes with creamy vanilla and gentle aromas of Muscovado Sugar.
  • Palate: soft, chewy, creamy toffee with malted biscuit, hints of citrus fruits and freshly baked lemon meringue pie.
  • Finish: Creamy barley sugar flavors gently play on the tongue to finish.

The 750 ml bottles for each are stocking shelves for a suggested retail price of $29.99 for the Artisan and $44.99 for the 12-year-old. These new expressions will be available in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Tullibardine, located in Blackford, is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. It was founded in 1488 as a brewery and is known for being the site of the first public purchase of beer. In 1947 the brewery switched gears and became a distillery.

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