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

€ 32.71

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295 × member ratings

898 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin Double Cask

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.89 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. bendonatz scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A light, sweet, malty whisky. The sherry barrel didn't have much to say. Overall rather young and sometimes a bit alcoholic. The PLV is adequate if you can get it for around 20 euros, 30 euros is too much. But a whisky that you don't think about much and that you don't necessarily have to have in your glass.

  7. fnk scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

  8. 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 ...
    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 ...

  9. Falang scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    Great drink - perfect product. Nothing special here - a true crowd pleaser. The nose is better then the taste - something fresh and amaretto like in the smell with nuts and a hint of sherry. The mouth feeling is good but the flavour is rather flat - the Tamnavulin is a pleaser with honey and chocolate (maybe some marsepein).
    • Nose
      75 75
      Fresh and amaretto like with nuts, vanilla and a hint of sherry. Great nose.
    • Taste
      72 72
      The taste is ok: but a bit watery... Sweet! This is really a no brainer: a basic ok whisky with marsepein and milk-chocolate, vanilla. Gentle.
    • Finish
      60 60
      Finish is nice, a tiny bit sour... Aftertaste is rather dry. Maybe some apricots in the back… Overal good but very very short.

  10. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      71 71


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