Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Private Stock
Stated Age
44 years old
Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
44.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Oct 2010 8:27 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 909.80

36 × in wishlist

76 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin 1966 TWA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.29 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2012]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 132 Euro in October, 2010.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state it is black as the night and offers an unbelievably bold old-style sherry profile with tons of wooden notes (no wonder given its colour).  Nevertheless highly enjoyable as the sherry contains the wood nicely...

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Heavy dark, you have to abkönnen quite a bit of bitterness for the departure, otherwise ruined some, gave it loose 1-2P deduction. But otherwise dream notes, especially in the nose.
    • Nose
      Cola plant, sweet licorice, saffron, puree of dates, plum jam, raisins, camphor, wet tobacco, broth is proper, oiled mahogany, fine leather, Sachertorte, blood orange, creme de cassis, coconut chocolates, black cherry
    • Taste
      First oiled and polished wood splendor, but then class of dark fruits and sweetness is captured, cola plant, blood orange, mushy grapefruit, currants, fruity coffee beans, really cola almost with some tingling of the carbon dioxide, dragon fruit, mushrooms, moist tobacco, sweet Licorice, anise, camphor, black cherry
    • Finish
      Phew, it is very bitter, but nice and long, a touch of grapefruit and raisins are probably. hidden behind the oak and leather

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Dark fruits cherry liqueur tobacco herbs toffee orange peel, raisins, very drinkable

  5. Toddy scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Best Whisky in tasting.
    We tasted:
    Laphroaig 32y
    Laphroaig 25 y
    Glendronach 18y 1976
    Macallan 30y Blue Wooden Box
    Tomintoul 43y 1966
    Caol Ila 26 y TWA

  6. Mudflap scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    This is the darkest whisky I have ever seen. It is surprisingly light compared to the color. Ripe fruits and a little nutty

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes: Nose: Very sweet, full of ripe, red fruits, blackberries, cherries, dried fruit and balsamic of the very first quality. He appears really extremely dense, closed, vinous, sour and sweet at the same time. In addition, over time comes a fine honey note, and woodiness is there, but does not sting in the nose, is well integrated.
    Mouth: Amazingly light and elegant on the palate. Again, these ripe wild berries show, but now complemented by tobacco, herbs and earthy notes. I am really surprised that hardly any bitterness can be found here and how easy and playful the malt dances on the tongue. The alcohol is well integrated.
    Finish: Pretty long, surprisingly mild, dry and with elegant sherry tones.
    Conclusion: So now I'm really flat! Had I expected an absolute wooden board in view of the extremely dark color, here was a really surprisingly elegant and light malt, which is so tasty that you could quickly drink more of it than you would like. However, one or the other might find it difficult to find some whisky in the whole sherry. If you like it, you'll love it. If you are looking for balance and complexity, you should look elsewhere. https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. cherokee0815 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In the Glas like Coke, i agree Menno, never saw a colour like that!


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