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Tamnavulin Double Cask

Overall rating
78.67/100
votes
347
Whiskybase ID
WB87312
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
19.01.2017
Casktype
American Oak Barrels + Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
Batch 308
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L7019 17/00120
Barcode
5013967011557
Added on
28 Sep 2016 10:28 am by holborndrinker
Colored

Average value

€ 31.09

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347 × member ratings

1091 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin Double Cask

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.67 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. Koning scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    It's nothing special, a middle of the road Speysider. A higher strength would have allowed it to surpass mediocrity, but hey: it's very friendly priced!
    • Nose
      84 84
      A typical allround Speyside malty nose with citrus fruits, apples, pears and banana. Some malt sugars and a sherried edge with chocolate and raisins. A subtle whiff of smoke. Not bad at all!
    • Taste
      78 78
      A dissapointing follow-up of the lovely nose. It has a thin mouthfeel with apples, citrus fruits, vanilla and cereals. It's a bit green and bitter (wood tannins?) too however.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Recovers a bit with nice fresh notes of peppermint, eucalyptus and mandarins. Some hazelnuts and cacao too.

  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. MY MALTS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    At the beginning a little smoky cardboard and paste ...
    Gradual rise in sweetness but discreet ...
    Let's see how it develops ...
    12/15/20
    Well, a good month after opening ...
    the sherry sweetness comes into its own ...
    the smoke has gone and the paste turned into marzipan notes ...
    I imagine that the added oxygen in the bottle has developed its effect ...

  6. bendonatz scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

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

  7. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2021-07-12
    • Nose
      nutty, dark fruit, red apple
    • Taste
      oaky-peppery, orange sweetness, apple sweetness, a bit bitter
    • Finish
      persistent bitterness

  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tamnavulin Double Cask 40%.

    Had a huge triple pour of this! Consumed Dec 2020.

    Aroma is banana split, very creamy, faint pineapple and subtle tired oak. The furriness is reined in and the dominant vibes are cream and pineapple. Not bad.

    Taste is restrained, lots up-front but no finish to speak of. Spicy, milky, watery, creamy delivery at the front of the mouth with nothing at the back. Doesn't deliver on the back of the tongue. Nevertheless it's a good clean whisky. Solid at the price. Watery on the alcohol but spicy on the spirit character and oak. Certainly mature on the whole yet some estery spirit.

    It's really not bad. An entirely respectable effort at the price. Perfectly fine, spicy, chuggable whisky that grew and grew on me 3.35/80

  9. erizo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    An honest, simple, drinkable whisky.
    For the price called, it is good value for money in my opinion.
    You shouldn't expect any complexity here.

  10. teddyjr scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Extremely enjoyable, especially for the price.

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