- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Oak Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L2274G5 02/06119
- Added on
- 03 Aug 2007 9:50 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin 12-year-old
29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.50 points
- good drinkable, no junk notes, but nothing unusual. Amazingly little fruit for a Speysider.
Mashed, toast, with a few roasted edges, flowery, light, oatmeal. I throw out the associations, but they are quite unusual I think.
joa ... nice overall flavor, rather a little like a blend. Some oak, some honey, a light prick, a bit beery, not so much.
joa ... a bit bitter-sweet, pleasing, light and short.
- Nutty, malty and a bit rough he looks. 40%? ... he seems stronger.
- 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)
- 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.
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.
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.
Grassy notes. Walnuts. Green tea.
- Body; very light but smooth.
Very aromatic. A touch of peat, hay, heather.
Lemon, flowering currant. Winey. Vermouth-like.
- 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.
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.
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.
In the medium long finish I get some grain cookies with nuts and some honey.