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.
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.
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.
The finish is long,
spicy and drying.