Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition

Overall rating
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

€ 27.76

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121 × member ratings

361 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.22 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. eNZzo scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. zoanaan scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Simple, straightforward, entry-level sherry whisky. For those with a sweet tooth.
    • Nose
      Prunes, raisins, burnt sugar and tobacco in the distance.
    • Taste
      Caramel sweetness, dried fruits, rye bread.
    • Finish
      Short, sweet, with a distinct sherry component, slightly peppery, caramel, at the end astringent, oak.

  8. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose with classic aromas of bourbon and sherry. Tasty, too, with no rough edges. Nothing to analyze deeply and long. But tasty. Exit quite short. I would have tasted it blindly. A no-brainer for 25 € and less.

  9. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly great malt with excellent PLV
    • Nose
      84 84
      Red fruits, caramel, banana, light chocolate, very light spice, vanilla, light wood
    • Taste
      85 85
      Strong caramel, sweet spices, vanilla, oak wood, intense red fruits
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very fruity, creamy, slightly oily, relatively long, pleasantly spicy, dark caramel, slowly flattening out

  10. Mr. D. scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79


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