Tamnavulin was closed in 1995 by then owners Whyte and Mackay. It started distilling briefly in 2000 and then, in 2007, after a seven year hiatus, started again on a permanent basis. Its previous bottling was a much lighter-coloured 12 year old. This expression celebrates the distillery’s 50th anniversary, and is matured in bourbon and sherry casks. It is likely to be the distillery’s only release for the foreseeable future until its older stocks are ready to be released.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Light and yet rich and fruity. Spicy. Egg custard. Herbal. Mint humbugs. Peardrops.
Palate: Sweet, clean and zesty. Lightly oaked. Marzipan. Sherbet. Vanilla. Green apples.
Retails for around £35