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Tullibardine 1964-2019 - 51 Year Old - The Custodians Collection

LOT ID: 0124-631

End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:20 PM

Total Bids: 89   

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Tullibardine 1964 - 2019. 51 Year Old. The Custodians Collection. One of 242 bottles. 750ml. 40.4%. In presentation box.

One of the earliest vintages and longest-aged Tullibardines ever released, this 1964 Tullibardine 51-year-old was released in 2019 as the fourth instalment of the distillery’s Custodian Collection at its natural cask strength of 40.4%. This whisky was distilled over the Christmas period in 1964 and spent 51 years in three sister casks, creating a venerable, elegant and totally delicious Tullibardine.




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Distillery:  Tullibardine

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Highland

Distilled Year: 1964

Bottling Year: 2019

Age: 51

Bottles Produced: 242

Limited Edition: yes

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 75cl / 750ml

ABV: 40.4

Like many of the other T distilleries, with the honourable exception of Talisker, Tullibardine is not a single malt that sets many hearts a-flutter. The distillery suffered under Whyte & MacKay’s chaotic management in the 1990s and was mothballed between 1994 and 2003, when it was sold to a private consortium.

Tullibardine’s new owners recommenced production and moved from supplying only blends and own-label bottlings to launching a range of Tullibardine official releases. Crucially, they also reracked a large proportion of the maturing stock from tired refill casks into fresh wine barriques.

Following the 2009 financial crisis, Tullibardine was sold in 2011 to French company Picard, who have done a good job expanding and repackaging the single malt range to raise the distillery’s profile. Long-aged official and independent bottlings of Tullibardine are good value at auction, particularly sherry-aged 1960s and 1970s vintages.

Distillery bottlings are, as the name suggests, bottled by or for the distillery from which the whisky has originated and are thus often referred to as Official Bottlings or OBs. Distillery bottlings are generally more desirable for collectors and usually fetch higher prices at auction than independent bottlings. They are officially-endorsed versions of the whisky from a particular distillery and are therefore considered the truest expression of the distillery’s character.

This ideal of the distillery character is regarded so seriously by the distilleries and brand owners that casks of whisky that are considered to vary too far from the archetype are frequently sold on to whisky brokers and independent bottlers. When this happens, it is often with the proviso that the distillery’s name is not allowed to be used when the cask is bottled for fear of diminishing or damaging the distillery’s character and status.


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Last Bids £725.00 14th February 2024 20:10