For about 12 months, Tullibardine Sovereign has been finished off in Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Casks, which are 225 litres in size. This creates a wonderful golden whisky with interesting citrus flavour, cereal notes and vanilla. There is a touch of pineapple and orange peel on the finish, which is medium to long.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Aromas are decidedly earthy with hints of orange zest showing through. On the palate there are notes of burnt orange peel, fresh twigs and dark roast coffee. Caramel and a slightly sweet floral note last long on the finish. (Apr 2014)