Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
American Oak and finish in three Sherry Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
30 Jul 2019 10:50 pm by Thomasmul

Average value

€ 27.77

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158 × member ratings

517 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.44 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur


    Tamnavulin’s only official release – a NAS malt typically priced at around £32 in the UK, yet only €23 in Germany. Du glückspilz!

    N: Tropical/detergent-y fruitiness becoming huskier with oily barley juice later on.
    T: Light yet sharp/edgy and slightly anaemic to begin with. But wait! Soon we’ve creamy marzipan, white chocolate and [more] husky now sweet barley syrup.
    F: That sweetness on the turn becomes more crystallised and confectionery towards the tail. Concludes with a funny sweet metallic/industrial creaminess.

    C: Not too shabby. It’s easy to imagine the combination of price & curiosity will shift stocks. Hard to draw useful comparisons with the all-together-different Ben Bracken, aside from the 28yo shines brighter.

  2. Reed scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A cheap sherry whisky with 84 points rating in WB (as of 02/27/2020)? Unfortunately, it is not this one. However, there is a drinkable whisky with a noticeable sherry influence for around 23 €.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Slight sweetness paired with subtle sherry tones.
      There is also a hint of vanilla and a slight nuttiness.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Milk chocolate, tannins with hints of fruit. Unfortunately he comes across a bit watery. Alcohol could also be better integrated.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Somewhat better again: medium-long finish with notes of dark chocolate and nuts.

  3. MrDvorak scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    RATING: 82pts – |80 – 82 (B-) → Okay| — No major flaws, worth tasting.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The nose is simple but quite balanced and fruity with gentle hints of apricot jam, ripe plums, honey and raisins.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is sweet and fruity with pronounced notes of sherry followed by strawberry gum, assorted nuts and vanilla.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The finish feels short to medium, slightly bitter, creamy
      with a soft touch of caramel and dried apricots.

  4. zoanaan scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Myke scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    surprisingly appealing on the nose; if you like a sherry-tinged whisky that is not dominated by sherry, this is the right place and for the price (around € 25) you can't beat it, even if the taste / finish is a bit dry and short.
    [85 - 81 = delicious --- get a second bottle if price is within the range]
    • Nose
      the first thing that came up my nose were juicy (dark) red cherries, then caramel, honey, vanilla flavor. Overall, clear notes of sherry with red fruits.
      Slightly spicy (nutmeg) and light, fresh wood (but not dominant!). If he could breathe a little, there was an aroma of banana and plum compote.
    • Taste
      soft at first, but a certain (pleasant) spice and some oak quickly spreads. The vanilla aroma is now a little more memorable.
      The red fruits fade into the background, but are still there. Tannins cover the tongue and it gets a little drier in the mouth (I like that).
    • Finish
      maximum medium length; the spice with the fruit aromas lingers for a while, but then fades as you watch. A light malt note rounds off the whisky at the end.

  6. Hawkwind scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Bats well above it's price point. Great nose but initially a little disappointing on the palet. However, put it over ice or with a little chilled water and the sherry noted come to life. If you can pick it up for below £25 then definitely give it a go.

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Quite easy and delightful. Relaxed sherry cask driven. Red fruits and nuts and leather.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Matured in American Oak and finished in three different Sherry casks
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, sherry notes, raspberries, orange marmalade, brown sugar, raisins, sultanas
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, sherry, spicy (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon), caramel, tobacco, christmas cake
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium long, sweet, spicy, fruity (bananas), white chocolate

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, caramel, cherry gum
    • Taste
      Cherry chewing gum, a few nuts, very light grapefruit

  10. honerkamp scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Very light, not bad but no depth to the flavors.


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