Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 56.3%
Score: 91 points

Tullibardine "The Murray" 2007 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Image courtesy Tullibardine.This is the sixth release in Tullibardine’s Marquess Collection honoring those who have held the title of Marquess of Tullibardine over the centuries, including Sir William Murray – a contemporary of Bonnie Prince Charlie and a figure in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. (What, you thought they named it after some whisky writer?)

This release was distilled in 2007 and matured until 2019 in ex-Bourbon barrels before being bottled at cask strength. The nose has touches of lemon zest, coconut cream pie, a touch of linseed oil, and hints of vanilla and malt. The taste is fruity and tart with a good creamy texture and notes of barley sugar, shortbread cookies, and lemon zest along with hints of coconut and grilled pineapple. The finish is long and smooth with a lingering citrusy tartness, vanilla, and a hint of charred oak. (January, 2020)