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Tamnavulin Double Cask

(70cl, 40%)

Tamnavulin Double Cask

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Tamnavulin Double Cask Bottling Note

Tamnavulin Double Cask was the first release from the distillery since the 1990s! Over the past 20 or so years, the distillery changed hands from Invergordon Distillers to Whyte & MacKay, closed a few years later and reopened in 2007. Much of its single malt output is used in blends, but a few casks of single malt would sneak out as indie bottlings to allow us a rare taste of Tamnavulin - but now they've got their very own expression! They initially mature it in American oak barrels before treating them to a finishing period in Sherry casks.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Chocolate mousse, extra thick double cream with a dusting of brown sugar, stewed apples and blackberries.

Palate: Christmas pudding, chocolate brownies, yellow plum and toffee-coated barley.

Finish: Spiced rum sweetness lingers on the finish.

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Tamnavulin Double Cask Reviews

Good for mixing, too raw for sipping

Ripe apples and pears on the nose but quite spirity. The palate delivers similar flavours but the young spirit overrides everything even with water. Will work served long with soda or ginger ale but too young and raw to be enjoyed as a sipper

19th October 2018

Grand and great value

Just posted my honest opinion after first dram then read the many reviews - some really undeservedly critical - its not a fifty year old middleton!! For heavens sake chaps enjoy it for what it is - a decent dram at a gigeaway price.

11th September 2018

Great tipple

Just found it on a visit to Lockerbie. A lovely smooth whiskey - reminiscent of a good Irish triple still and I should know!!!! Defo recommend it to anyone especially if just setting out on the whiskey trail. Slante!!

11th September 2018

4+plus as age ? Martin Allsop

Very nice tipple can't fault at this money always looking to taste new whiskey got lots of favourite ones this one is on the list

5th September 2018

A good summer whisky

Rather sweet but a decent dram for the summer. £22 with Amazon!

22nd August 2018

Too much caramel.

Very sweet. Its a nice enough dram but not very high on my list for the price. Plenty i'd rather drink. That said we have to try them dont we. The quest is never ending.

21st June 2018

A sweet, fruity bargain.

This is a very good value whisky considering it can be had from the supermarket for 22 GBP. The description above of "Christmas pudding" is very accurate. It is a sweet whisky. Whoever said it had an overpowering taste of pine is clearly confused as to which whisky they were drinking.

7th June 2018

Its ok.

How strange the different views on this whisky. I have tasted many malts and this for the price is very good, add a little spring water to it.

21st May 2018

Decent, subtle dram

Light, fruity, chocolate notes later. This is a pleasant dram. I can't believe folk on here rubbishing it, comparing it with south Isla whiskies - they're totally different drinks. This is a subtle whisky, as most Speysides are. Not a classic, nor spectacular but it's a decent dram, with plenty flavour. I wouldn't knock it, especially at some of the knock-down prices I've seen it. I'm enjoying it.

10th May 2018

Fruity, toffee and fresh - great value

Great whiskey for the value - £22 in Tesco.. really tasty. Fruity and sweet on the nose, pleasant on the palette and long spicy and sweet finish - I will get it again when it's on offer

13th April 2018

Terrific value scotch.

Smooth and sweet undertones, very easy drinking. Great flavours & terrific value.

6th April 2018

More please

Been tasting malts for only a few years and have not matured yet to the peat and smoked types, this is a great find and is a great tasting, drink anytime single malt, which does not catch the throat, but is smooth and lends itself to over indulgence. More please

4th April 2018

Tastes like freshly cut wood (pine sap)

After reading the below reviews, I bought my first bottle of this whisky in Morrisons this evening.

I honestly wouldn’t waste your money on this whisky.

The smell is chemically and isn’t pleasant.

The taste is of pine sap, overpowering anything else which may be hiding behind it. It’s really not pleasant and not my palate.

I drink a lot of different whiskies, a bottle a month from Ardbeg, Abunadh, Bowmore, Craigalaghie etc through the alphabet.

This is poor and shouldn’t be on sale. I’m going to Morrison’s tomorrow to take back the bottle as it’s undrinkable and wrong.

2nd March 2018

Value Malt

Pleasant sipper, won't set the heather alight but enjoyable all the same

2nd February 2018

Another nice malt from Speyside

Very nice drop of whiskey well worth the £30 mellow toffee tasting will buy again good work.

30th January 2018

Top NAS

Apricot+ cinnamon on the nose and quite a bit of Chardonnay on the taste. Lovely Speyside, be great if they released an aged statement whisky

23rd January 2018

Good beginner whisky

I'm a beginner to whisky, but I'm fond of this. Nice toffee scent and a sweet, dessert-like taste. I'm sure in comparison to other whiskies it's not amazing, but for a beginner like me, I think it's great!

21st January 2018

So, so

Nice colour, toffe nose, but lacks the finish aftertaste

17th January 2018

Not to my taste

I’m reminded of Talisker. Which for me isn’t a good thing. Simply put, this doesn’t taste remotely like a Speyside to me. I’m a Dalwhinnie and Glenmorangie man, so this tastes completely alien

13th January 2018

Decent Malt to share with your mates before the classics.

Good packaging. Nice golden colour. Toffee nose and flavour. Little depth as you might expect from new releases ( you have to start somewhere..). I look forward to aged versions. 12 year olds? Should be good.

8th January 2018

A great start to a new beginning

Glad to have tried and enjoyed this. A good double cask expression with subtle complexity. So glad to know they are back up and running and cant wait to see what else comes out next.

5th January 2018

I didn't enjoy this..

Very disappointing whisky, from poor quality maturation casks I believe, with far too much sherry influence. I've only discarded one bottle of malt, this was it.

28th December 2017

Georges

Disappointment. Too much caramel flavour that leaves a bitter taste and the American cask touch is too strong.

3rd December 2017

Not as good as it used to be.

The light coloured Tamnavulin of the old days was my favourite whisky. I thought it better than all others I had ever tested. This was a slight disappointment. I think there is too much caramel type flavours (from the burnt American oak ?), that overpower the subtleties from a distillery that had produced one of the most sort after whiskies by connoisseurs. A lighter touch next time, please !! Tamnavulin can produce a whisky for whisky drinkers, but this was marred by trying to make it acceptable to too wide an audience. Back to Caol Ila in the meantime for me.

29th November 2017

Simple, light, almost refreshing.

Lovely straight drinking, light thinking malt. A present from a co-worker for some help and just the right mixture of lightness and short taste that I'd be happy to pull out for anyone to try.

It's place in the cabinet will be to distract people from the bottles at the back ;)

21st November 2017

Nice and easy

Fruity, mellow, good for an autumn evening. Lacks a little for depth and finish but good value for money.

19th November 2017

Excellent

Lovely smooth velvety taste just what you expect from a Speyside malt whisky well worth the price at just over £30.00

23rd October 2017

Good for the price but still a tad raw.

This has a lovely warm woody sweet nose to it. The finish is a little like white chocolate and home baking but sadly a tad rough. Still a steal for the price.

19th August 2017

Light, playful, and great value.

Very nice mixture of bourbon and sherry cask notes here, with chocolate and dried fruit coming to the fore and some light creamy citrus in the background. Excellent value for money.

14th August 2017

Raw whisky lacking any depth of flavour

Poor. Tastes very rough around the edges with little to taste beyond that. However I had it after a Caol Ila 18 and it was always going to suffer after that. In my experience, the taste you get from a whisky varies depending on what you have been tasting before it. Tamnavulin Double Cask may go well with pickled onion monster munch to give it a bit of bite.

13th August 2017

Exceptional

The best gift ever

12th August 2017

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