Tullibardine 10 Year Old from 1990s (70cl, 40%)
This is a 1990s bottling of the official 10 year old, discontinued after the distillery was sold in 2003.
Tullibardine distillery in Perthshire was built in 1949 and was quickly acquired by blending firm, Brodie Hepburn. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, the distillery came under ownership of Whyte & Mackay in 1993, who shut it down following year. In the preceding decades, its large production capacity had filled its even larger warehouses. In addition to selling the stock to third-party blenders, Whyte & Mackay used it for their own products, including some well-regarded official single malt releases. Greater emphasis was placed on this when it was sold to new owners in 2003, who re-casked much of the stock in order to launch this reinvigorated version of the Tullibardine brand.