Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
71/100 – Malt Maniacs (average from 8 reviewers)
After winning this bottle at auction, I received it to find a label on the back written by a previous owner which said “15/7/08 Ebay £5.76”. Five years later and I win it at auction for £3.25. It goes to show that not every whisky has shot up in price in recent years! But getting 71/100 on Malt Maniacs, I might have bought a turkey rather than a golden goose.
What’s interesting about Tullibardine, and indeed this bottle, is that the distillery was mothballed in 1994, then opened again in 2003. According to Malt Maniacs this bottle was produced around 2004, shortly after the distillery reopened. Distilled in 1988 it was clearly a cask kept in storage during the time the distillery was in limbo. It makes me wonder what happens to casks during such times, and if they have much, or any care and attention?!