Tullibardine and Prestige Beverage Group have announced the release of two new single malt scotch whiskies created exclusively for the U.S. market — Tullibardine Artisan and Tullibardine 12-Year-Old.
Tullibardine Artisan matured for its entire life in ex-bourbon barrels. It’s bottled at 80 proof, and reflects the distillery’s floral and cereal character. The nose is soft, honey and heather with hints of grassy meadows, hints of vanilla, creamy fudge and subtle oak aromas, the company reports. On the palate is sweet barley sugar, liquid honey and vanilla, with hints of malted biscuit before a finish that’s warming, gentle spice.
Tullibardine 12-Year-Old is the brand’s new signature single malt for the U.S. market. It matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks for a minimum of 12 years. This is a creamy expression, bottled at 80 proof, with notes of soft citrus, toffee apples and freshly baked biscuit, the company reports. The nose features floral notes with creamy vanilla and aromas of Muscovado Sugar. The finish is creamy barley sugar flavors.
Both 750-ml. bottles hit shelves now, with an SRP of $29.99 for the Artisan, and $44.99 for the 12-Year-Old.
These new expressions are available in Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Hawaii, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Minn., Neb., N.D., Neb., Nev., N.J., N.Y., S.D., Tenn., Texas and Wis.
“We are delighted to introduce these exclusive single malt expressions to the United States, which reflect the outstanding quality and craftsmanship of our whiskies,” says Michael Elliott, general manager at Tullibardine Distillery.
These expressions join Tullibardine’s current U.S. offerings of 228 Burgundy Cask Finish, 500 Sherry Cask Finish, 15-Year-Old, 20-Year-Old, 25-Year-Old and The Murray Double Wood Edition.