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Overall rating
77.82/100
votes
116
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
Added on
03 Aug 2007 9:50 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 62,45

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116 × member ratings

309 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin 12-year-old

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.82 points

  1. Glenjasper scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  2. 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.

  3. Numwierum scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  10. darren918jp scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Old school, resinous, herbal, nutty.

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