Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tullibardine 1993: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

In one of the worst showings in recent Whisk(e)y Wednesday posts, Tullibardine 1993 Highland single malt Scotch has clocked in close to the mid-point of the 0-100 scale.  Granted, anything over a 50 means I wouldn't turn it down if somebody bought it for me.  The Scotch is sweet with a candy-corn like aroma that you'd get on an un-aged white whiskey.  Grapes and honey came through on the palate almost like a white wine aged in oak barrels.  I found it to be harsh and medicinal with very little refinement or balance.  Ultimately, especially for a Scotch, the Tullibardine is flat out boring.  Drinkable, yes, but spend your money elsewhere.

Tullibardine 1993

Average Score 52.5

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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