Tamnavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
77.53/100
votes
131
Whiskybase ID
WB204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L2274G5 02/06119
Barcode
5011311024901
Market
fr France
Added on
03 aug 2007 9:50 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 83.41

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131 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Tamnavulin 12-year-old

25 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.53 points.

  1. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 43 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      45 45
    • Taste
      55 55
    • Finish
      55 55

  2. Glenjasper scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      76 76

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    good drinkable, no junk notes, but nothing unusual. Amazingly little fruit for a Speysider.
    • Nose
      Mashed, toast, with a few roasted edges, flowery, light, oatmeal. I throw out the associations, but they are quite unusual I think.
    • Taste
      joa ... nice overall flavor, rather a little like a blend. Some oak, some honey, a light prick, a bit beery, not so much.
    • Finish
      joa ... a bit bitter-sweet, pleasing, light and short.

  4. Numwierum scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nutty, malty and a bit rough he looks. 40%? ... he seems stronger.

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: A lighter, more subtle flavor. Malt, hay, straw, vanilla, sawdust. (80 b)
    Taste: A classic malt flavor, with fresh wood, again calls the sawdust. Light, simpler. Qualitatively at the boundary of the lime and single malt. The flavor is slightly peppery, with a little spicy spiciness. (82 b)
    Points: 81

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Was my first Tamnavulin. I find the nose really interesting and also good. Unfortunately, the taste and finish can not keep up there. Since he acts then a bit flat. Too bad. Nice to have tried something from this distillery.
    • Nose
      A lot of malt. A lot of heather. Flower meadow in the morning dew. Vanilla. Forest honey. Apple cider. Citrus fruit. Wet wood. Hint of smoke. Nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Malty sweetness. Camomile tea. The grass is not so fresh anymore, but rather goes in the direction of hay. Lemon balm. The oak is coming and some ginger is spreading. Nutty.
    • Finish
      Grassy notes. Walnuts. Green tea.

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Body; very light but smooth.
    • Nose
      Very aromatic. A touch of peat, hay, heather.
    • Taste
      Lemon, flowering currant. Winey. Vermouth-like.
    • Finish
      Aromatic.

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    If you have never tried a single malt before, this might still be pleasant. If you have some experience, this will be a little disappointing.
    • Nose
      The nose is very easy, sweet and basically docile, if you know what I mean. Sweet and accessible, but not much going on. Some white fruit and citrus, vanilla, sugars and gummi bears. Dried grass.
    • Taste
      The body is very light and devoid of spices (well, if you look hard you may detect a touch of liquorice all the way in the background) and mostly sweet. A touch herbal. Like I said: docile. Or would it be more politically correct to say delicate? Nah, it’s docile. There really is nothing going on here.
    • Finish
      In the medium long finish I get some grain cookies with nuts and some honey.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  11. darren918jp scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Old school, resinous, herbal, nutty.

  12. hfos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  13. squaadgras scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  14. MrManners scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  15. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. bull10298 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Produced in a recently reopened 1960s distillery located in a beautiful part of Speyside, the ?standard? bottling of Whyte & Mackay?s Tamnavulin is delicate and floral on the nose, with light malt and fruit gums. Light to medium bodied, fresh, malty and spicy, with a whiff of background smoke. The finish is medium in length, with lingering spice, smoke, and notes of caramel

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=tamna

  18. markkerr02 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2085%20Udda%20exceptionell%20whisky.html Test 085: Odd and exceptional whisky - 081031 The whisky tested: Glass 1 Tamnavulin 12Y 40% 1 point
    Glass 2 Highland Park 18Y OB 33 points
    Glass 3 Glenfarclas 25Y OB 43% 36 points
    Glass 4 Lochside Single Blend 1964 42Y 47.7% 73 points
    Glass 5 Hanyu 20Y 1988-2008 Nice butt 9703 Full Proof Europe 55% 84 points
    Glass 6 Glengoyne 2693 11Y 1997-2008 55.4% 47 points
    Glass 7 Karuizawa 1994-2006 12Y Full Proof Europe 61% 10 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Tamnavulin 12Y 40%
    Scent: Young, Malt, Vanilla, Grass, Straw
    Taste: Spread, thin, ground
    Aftertaste: Spread, malt, too long
    Score: 72 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Tamnavulin 12Y, 40%; 340: - kr
    Color: Gold-colored
    Scent: Spicy, vanilla, exotic fruits
    Taste: Vanilla, yellow apples-fruity
    Aftertaste: Short-medium with clear vanilla tones; a light whisky
    Score: 70

  19. MY MALTS scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Unbelievable how the price has increased ... Holy Cask ...

  20. vb_bembel scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71

  21. MY MALTS scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    At the beginning rather less well ... If you give him time / air, he develops more pleasantly ... Also tolerates water ..., which makes him overall rounder ...

  22. MrManners scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    It's not great but it's not bad either. It's smooth but probably not for beginners. It's kind of demanding but require your full attention to make itself noticed. I find it quite interesting and need another one. Would of course have been a real challenge at 46% ABV and without chill filtration and coloring. If that ever happens I will for sure buy a bottle.

    (Rating interval 74-79)
    • Nose
      Hay, malt sugar, grassy herbs with apple cider vinegar. Some sweetness appear after water. 
    • Taste
      Deliver pretty much what is expected from the nose. It's rather weak, grassy, sugar free lemonade and green tea. There is a very restricted sweetness trying to develop and proclaim its appearance.
    • Finish
      The finish is smooth and short leaving some bitter tea at the back of the tongue. It leaves like a blend in my opinion.

  24. sicco scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  25. nathanyael scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  26. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  27. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A real good dram at this price
    • Nose
      Imitally enigmatic, after light herbs and honey.
    • Taste
      Spicy at the first time, late nutty and malty
    • Finish
      Medium with more spicy-nutty aftertaste

  28. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  29. Master Quill scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Score is for a bottle from around 2000

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