25 September 2023
The history of Tullibardine for distilling and brewing is one of the oldest in Scotland. Located in the village of Blackford, Perthshire, the ‘gateway to the Highlands’. The site dates to 1488, a time when King James IV of Scotland graced its grounds to savour the first recorded public purchase of beer in Scotland.
The Birth of a Distillery
It was in 1947 that William Delmé-Evans began converting this original brewery into the Tullibardine distillery. Upon testing the water from the nearby springs, Delmé-Evans knew he had found the perfect location for distilling whisky. He named it Tullibardine, drawing inspiration from the small medieval chapel situated nearby. It was the first distillery to be established in Scotland since 1900.
The water comes from the surrounding Ochil Hills, drawn from the Danny Burn. Formed here over 400 million years ago with layers of basalt and red sandstone, these hills are well known for the gold that was once mined from them. The clear water that runs through them will have taken 15 years to reach the Danny Burn. In 1979, Highland Spring began to bottle this same water.
In 2011, ownership of the Distillery transitioned to Terroir Distillers, a family-owned French wine and spirits group. The dedicated team carries out all of its single malt production on-site, demonstrating the distillery's commitment to tradition and innovation.
Whisky Region - more about The Highlands
You will find Tullibardine situated south of The Glenturret Distillery and east of Deanston Distillery, in the Highland region. 'The Highlands' is by far Scotland's largest whisky-producing area and, as such, you can find great variety in the whiskies from the region, with great diversity of flavour and characteristics. The region also includes surrounding islands, meaning that there is truly a whisky for all palates: from coastal, almost salty, style malts through to much lighter whiskies.
Our Tullibardine Tasting Notes
Colour: Beautiful, pale golden
Nose: Floral sweet barley notes, with subtle hints of vanilla
Palate: Mixed peel, pear cider and a hint of maple syrup
Finish: Fudge, pear drops and soft spice
If you'd like to taste Tullibardine for yourself, you can keep an eye out for our future tasting events, or if you wish to discuss investment options in person, contact us to arrange an appointment at your earliest opportunity.
Tullibardine Casks - only 9 Casks remaining!
Due to the popularity of Tullibardine's casks amongst MacInnes Whisky investors, we’ve worked hard to find some incredible Tullibardine investment casks. Now in stock, here are some of the casks currently available.
But be quick - they won't be around for long.
More about our available casks:
AYS: from 2016 to 2019
(Age of Youngest Spirit)
OLA: 133.9 to 174.60
(Original Litres of Alcohol)
ABV: 69.0 to 69.8%
(Alcohol By Volume)
Types: Hogsheads, De/Re-char Hogsheads & De/Re-char Wine Hogsheads
(Cask Types. Hogsheads offer a greater capacity than Barrels, Features such as ex-Wine Casks or De-charred & Re-charred Casks offer additional character to the finished whisky and may become more sought after)
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