- 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
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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
- Nicely drinkable - however, not very complex and surely lacking a bit of punch
Vanilla, almonds, apples, pears, toffee, hints of butterscotch, creme brulee, little citrusy, cooked oranges, jam - pretty good
Fruity, orange zest, nutty, almonds again, hints of vanilla, subtle sweetness, dry hay, little herbal, camomile, oak wood
Medium long, more oaky, fading away, a tad bitter
- Thanks Leon
Full bourbon fruits - apple and pear. Waxy, very mature but still fruity. Popcorn and pine resin.
Malty, tea, almond paste, tangerines and saw dust.
Malty, coconut milk, grassy and later more tannins and pepper.
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-
- Fantastic Tamnavulin
that you really ought to try at a tasting, for a bottle will set you back
around 500 EUR. Ouch!
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!
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.
The finish is
wonderfully warm and long on vanilla and ginger.
- 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.
- Tamnavulin would be a famous distillery, if all bottlings would have the quality of the early vintages (1966-1968).
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.
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.
Medium long and totally pleasant. Vanilla with ginger and white pepper coming up and a fruity reminder.