Take a 2011 Tullibardine matured in a first-fill Bourbon barrel which is a pretty good dram and transform it into really outstanding whisky Firkin 49. 330 Bottles.
Tullibardine Distillery was founded in 1949 (by chance, the same year as the Firkin Founder) stands at the gateway to the Highlands close by the Ochil Hills about 50 miles north west of Edinburgh.
Softer and somewhat creamier, this Tullibardine dram is paired with a unique combination of 2 styles of Spanish Sherry, a nutty Amontillado and a rich Oloroso in a hand-built custom cask. These use a combination of American first fill Bourbon & new French Limousin oak staves with a custom char. This Double Oak cask regime in combination with the Spanish Sherries creates a special flavor profile. The result is a stunning new take on Tullibardine which is a great combination of creamy malt, nuttiness and richness. In a word, Lip-smacking delicious… Firkin 49 Single Cask Single Malt.
Firkin 49 combines the creaminess of Tullibardine with the nutty sweetness of Oloroso and Amontillado sherries. Its kinda long and jam-packed with creamy butterscotch toffee, crisp malt and some fruit oak. It hangs around a while with end notes of cinnamon and sweet biscuit. A Firkin Charmer indeed! Its quite simply, Lip-smacking delicious Single Cask Single Malt.