Overall rating
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
57.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Mar 2011 4:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.90

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26 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin 1989 DR

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose can do with
    a good drop of water, but this is not helpful on the palate. A hard whisky to
    fathom, but a very interesting Tamnavulin, no doubt about it.
    • Nose
      The nose is light on
      loads of grain, apple peelings, grass and blank wood. From the spice rack I
      remember ginger and cinnamon. Slowly but surely some citrus fruit shines
      through, but I cannot yet say which one it is. Honey kicks in, somewhat
      belatedly. The nose takes its time. With water it becomes more fruity and less
      woody, which I think is an advantage.
    • Taste
      Nice fully body,
      creamy and spicy. Cloves, vanilla and honey come first, then the grain, grass
      and some heather. The fruit is pushed away somewhat, but apples do appear.
      Mildly alcoholic. Well, it is 57,4% ABV after all. Diluted, however, it becomes
      sweeter and more fruity, but also gets something like bubblegum and floral
      notes, almost perfumy.
    • Finish
      The finish is long,
      spicy and drying.

  2. tomy63 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Whisky quite greedy, honeyed, rather well done, without going very far either.
    • Nose
      closed early, need time, then honey, vanilla, orange, citrus, cereals in the empty glass.
    • Taste
      powerful, a little bit of alcohol at the end of the mouth, vanilla, honey, apple, cereals, quite creamy.
    • Finish
      long, drier than in the mouth, a little more on the malt, the cut grass.

  3. Drochaid scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Colour : Shiny gold

    Nose : Cereal, sweet, fruity & spicy cinnamon. Komplex fruchtig, reifer Obstsalat.

    Palate : Round flavours, full bodied, chocolate, cloves. Cremig, Fruchtgelee, Kompott, Suesswein, Waldmeister.

    Conclusion : An unusual cask - complex and engaging


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