Nestled at the foot of the Ochil Hills in Perthshire, which are renowned for the crystal purity of their spring water, Tullibardine is the most accessible distillery in Scotland situated on the doorstep of Gleneagles and within 45 minutes drive north of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
To this day the distillery draws the crystal pure spring water, which flows past the brewery from the Ochil Hills, the same source which fed the first public brewery in Scotland and where King James IV purchased beer to celebrate his coronation in 1488.
During the early part of the 20th century, the brewery fell upon hard times and was used for a variety of purposes until William Delme Evans purchased the brewery in 1947. The distillery was built under trying circumstances as materials, building and construction work was subject to severe building controls. However, in 1949, Tullibardine Distillery produced spirit for the first time and ran under Delme Evans ownership until 1953 where failing health forced him to sell it to Brodie Hepburn.
Having been "mothballed" in 1994 the distillery lay dormant until June of 2003, when it was purchased by the present consortium along with the existing stock of Tullibardine whisky. In December 2003, Tullibardine distillery once again fired up the boiler and spirit flowed from the stills for the first time in nearly nine years. Throughout the re-commissioning process, care was taken to maintain as many of the traditional methods of production as possible and utilise the skills of the distillery manager and operators in producing the Tullibardine spirit. The care, attention to detail and passion, which is instilled by the team at Tullibardine, has resulted in the production of a superb spirit that is stored in the finest casks available.
Described as 'eminently quaffable', Tullibardine Highland Malt Scotch Whisky is generally recognised as an easy drinking malt. It is smooth and mellow on the palate with a fruity flavour and a clean crisp finish. Tullibardine's scent provides the recipient with a fresh, floral aroma with hints of vanilla and chocolate orange. Distilled from the purest highland spring water, Tullibardine's qualities make it an ideal malt scotch whisky for all occasions.
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