Overall rating
Single Malt
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask
Stated Age
40 years old
Number of bottles
40.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Jun 2009 3:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 483.94

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52 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamnavulin 1968 MMcK

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.83 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Nicely drinkable - however, not very complex and surely lacking a bit of punch
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, almonds, apples, pears, toffee, hints of butterscotch, creme brulee, little citrusy, cooked oranges, jam - pretty good
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity, orange zest, nutty, almonds again, hints of vanilla, subtle sweetness, dry hay, little herbal, camomile, oak wood
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, more oaky, fading away, a tad bitter

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Thanks Leon
    • Nose
      Full bourbon fruits - apple and pear. Waxy, very mature but still fruity. Popcorn and pine resin.
    • Taste
      Malty, tea, almond paste, tangerines and saw dust.
    • Finish
      Malty, coconut milk, grassy and later more tannins and pepper.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    N: Chalky fruit, dry dunnage soil, sweet cucumber, light floral shades and feint-y spices. 

    T: Another fragile/thin number [40.2% I guessed!], with woody-light bourbon-y matured sweet fresh & fungal fruits.

    F: More bourbon-y action, concluding with naturally sweet toffee and chalk.

    C: This one really grew on me. A few distilleries with this light, bourbon-matured chalky style come to mind - Glencadam and Tomintoul for example - though I’ve not had many Tamnavulin of this ilk, or indeed, much Tamnavulin.

    Scores an A-

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic Tamnavulin
    that you really ought to try at a tasting, for a bottle will set you back
    around 500 EUR. Ouch!
    • Nose
      Soft, round and
      honeysweet nose. Quince, marzipan, vanilla, oranges. The vanilla becomes louder
      all the time, making it sweeter still, without turning into a candy store.
      Evolves towards apple cake with some floral notes along the way. Heather? Just
      a touch of oak. Very nice!
    • Taste
      It starts sweet,
      fruity, but mostly very spicy. Ginger and cinnamon, but also some white pepper.
      Then marzipan and oranges kick in. The whole is wonderfully sweet and clean,
      but certainly not without body. The oak is a touch louder, but remains under
      control. Vanilla and cake return.
    • Finish
      The finish is
      wonderfully warm and long on vanilla and ginger.

  6. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by TWS:

    Nose: Light was grassy, apples, pear liqueur.

    Taste:Strong malt, matured wood, cinnamon, overripe fruit.

    Finish: Long, wet grass, marshmallows, apple jelly.

  7. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tamnavulin would be a famous distillery, if all bottlings would have the quality of the early vintages (1966-1968).
    • Nose
      Mellow with intensive vanilla notes in the beginning, then becoming more and more complex with fruity and floral notes. Quince jelly, orange- and marzipan cake, heather and tulips. Needs time to develop and then becomes very tasty.
    • Taste
      Light and smooth, clean and surprisingly fresh with oaky notes, vanilla, white chocolate, orange- and marzipan cake. Becomes spicy after a while with ginger and white pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium long and totally pleasant. Vanilla with ginger and white pepper coming up and a fruity reminder.


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