Here at FWF HQ, we’re always happy when exhibitors decide to return to our whisky festival. In addition, as the event grows year on year, we’re also equally as happy to welcome some new names, such as Tullibardine Distillery, to the Corn Exchange in Cupar.
Tullibardine was originally a brewery, dating from the 15th century and didn’t become a distillery until the late 1940s. More recently, the distillery was mothballed in the mid 1990s and, after being purchased and reopened by a new consortium in 2003, it subsequently passed into the hands of its current owners eight years later.
New owner, Picard, has not only invested significantly in the infrastructure of its Perthshire distillery but has also rebranded the core range.
We’re looking forward to the Tullibardine team showcasing their signature malt, Sovereign, as well as some innovative cask finished whisky including the 225 Sauternes Cask Finish, the 228 Burgundy Cask Finish and the 500 Sherry Cask Finish.
In addition, some of the current limited editions of the Marquess collection – The Murray – feature whisky partly matured in Sicilian Marsala wine casks and Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine barriques. The Murray is named after Sir William Murray who was the second marquess of Tullibardine and one of the leaders in the 1745 Jacobite uprising.
As well as their single malt range, Tullibardine is the new home of Highland Queen whisky. The new style blend now includes Tullibardine as one of its key components and is well worth trying if you haven’t done so already.
We’re sure you’ll give the Tullibardine team the warmest of welcomes to the Kingdom of Fife on 7th March 2020 – be sure to head to their stand to taste their delicious drams!