Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
American Oak Barrels + Sherry Cask Finish
Batch 308
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L7019 17/00120
Added on
28 Sep 2016 10:28 am by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 32.57

11 × in wishlist

235 × member ratings

737 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin Double Cask

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.82 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 45 points Specialist

    This is the first Tamnavulin single malt wildly  available to the public for a long time and it's poor. Sign of the times and it's a shame. 
    • Nose
      A bit nutty at first then brown wrapping paper. Keeping to the brown theme, brown ale.

      There are some fruit notes but i get melon, tinned peach and ripe red apple. The nose isn't great and it's making me work to find things. Is this a tell tale sign.
    • Taste
      Yeah just as i suspected, the taste isn't great either. in fact if someone gave me this blind, i would swear it was a blend and not a great one at that. The fruit notes are a bit stewed this time but over stewed and a few days old. It feels like i have popped an old battery in my mouth. How do i now what that tastes like? Probably did it when i was a kid.
    • Finish
      The finish is short bland and bitter with some nuttiness on the death.

  2. bendonatz scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    N: Dark Fruit and sweet
    T: Full and Honey
    F: Long, sweet and very tasty

  3. branneman scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Strong apple, brown sugar, some caramel
    • Taste
      73 73
      Chocolate all over the place, but it's a bit watery
    • Finish
      76 76
      Chocolate again, rum. Medium long

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 70 points Specialist

    Considered buying this. Thanks to karloff for the sample and the savings of a full bottle.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Sweet and very gentle, but also a little simple.
      Mandarin and some apple.
      Sherry influence is noticable but very vague.
      Burnt sugar/caramel?
      It gives the impression of an engineered Speyside NAS.
      Like they've tried to copy Glen Grant Major's Reserve.
    • Taste
      70 70
      A bit thin and watery mouthfeel.
      Again I get the feeling of something burnt.
      Fruit, but it's more of a mashed mixed pulp than any particular striking note.
    • Finish
      64 64
      Dry, bitter and futile. And twice the lenght would still have been short. But, yes, there are a few hazel nuts hanging on the sudden death.

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  6. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The whisky has a gold color and has 40% alcohol.

    On the nose, this whisky reminds me first of apples. Delicious sweet apples. Furthermore, clear honey, toffee, biscuits and marzipan. Really a delicious sweet whisky that you can still smell!

    In terms of taste tasty pears and chocolate mouse! Slight spiciness which continues to a pungent pepper in the aftertaste. Wonderfully sweet and soft and there is also something refreshing in it. I think I can get ginger and citrus out of it.

    In the aftertaste, therefore, a stimulating pepper that warms you for a long time.

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  8. BasH_75 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Apple, toffe honey clearly noticable. Nose promises a bit more than taste delivers
    • Nose
      81 81
      Apple, toffe honey clearly
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Unexpectedly pleasant and delicious whisky. Simple, summer, sweet and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Pleasant, berry, fruity, with a slight bias in sherry shades, with a touch of dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Prunes, cherries, caramel, milk chocolate, tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium in duration, with notes of dried fruit, dark chocolate and walnut.

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A great example of average whisky, which is actually about as much as you can expect for a whisky that's around 20 quid.
    • Nose
      Sweet notes like honey, orange liqueur and caramel glazed red apple, but with a hint of pilsner, and a slight nuttiness. There's a whiff of oat cakes as well.
    • Taste
      Something sweet (oranges), something spicy (ginger, pepper), a slight bitterness. Pedestrian and uninspiring.
    • Finish
      Lingering bitterness, followed by cherries.


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