The next instalment of the highly coveted Marquess Collection has launched and this time it’s a Triple Port cask finish, marrying together not one, but three types of port: White Port, Tawny Port and Ruby Port casks.
This delicious Limited Edition was distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2022 and only has 18,278 bottles available.
The Marquess Collection, launched in 2016, is a nod to famous historical figures who bore the Marquess of Tullibardine title in Scotland for centuries, and the rich history of the Tullibardine region.
The Murray name derives from the 2nd Marquess of Tullibardine, Sir William Murray, who fought for the Jacobites at the Battle of Sheriffmuir on the Ochil hills above the Tullibardine distillery.
The range has gained cult status within the whisky community since launch due to the experimental nature of the casks. The most renowned being a Châteauneuf-du-Pape finished expression, which has been highly sought after since selling out in 2019.
General Manager Mike Elliott, said: ‘This is a very exciting release for us as it’s the first time we’ve married together more than one type of port cask, let alone three!
The result is a brilliantly fruity and rich expression with a lovely blush colour. The Murray expressions are our way of experimenting with casks and it’s great to be able to share completely different flavour profiles with our customers.’
Nose: Ruby Port delivers notes of tart raspberries and succulent black fruits, perfectly balanced with the subtle aromas of baked apple and crème caramel from the White Port.
Palate: Tawny Port aged in oak barrels releases layers of spiced oak, cloves and cinnamon.
Finish: Spicy and warming.