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TAMNAVULIN
Meaning 'Mill In The Hill' in Gaelic

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Tamnavulin 12-year-old

 

 

Michael Jackson
"House Style - Aromatic, herbal. Aperitif.

TAMNAVULIN 12-year-old, 40% abv.

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Vinho Verde
Nose - Very Aromatic. A touch of peat, hay, heather, herbal notes. Slightly medicinal.
Body
- Very light indeed, but smooth.
Palate
- Lemon, flowering currant. Winey. Vermouth-like.
Finish - Aromatic. Juniper?

Score 76


Malt Whisky File: John Lamon & Robin Tucek

Sweetness - 7 Peatiness - 4 Availability -3

Color - Mid-Straw with pale lemon highlights. Nose - A dark nuttiness and a gently peaty character, medium-sweet with a rich charred oak note. Flavour - Dark and medium-dry with nice weight and a good dollop of peat at the back. Finish -Smooth, long and nutty with a rich, oaky tail.

TAMNAVULIN 24-year-old, 45% Stillman's Dram

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Full gold.
Nose
- Vanilla pod. Grass. Light peat.
Body - Light but firm.
Palate - Junipery, grassy, lightly peaty. Clearer flavours without the sherry of the 22-year-old
Finish - Crisp. Lemon and juniper. Appetizing.

Score 78

 

TAMNAVULIN 1988 (bottled 1997), 58.9% abv, Gordon & MacPhail Cask Series

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Bright greeny-gold.
Nose - Grass and juniper.
Body
- Surprisingly full and rounded. Oily.
Palate
- Grassy, grainy, oaty, creamy.
Finish - Grassy. Stony.

Score 77

TAMNAVULIN 18-year-old, 46% abv


Malt Whisky File: John Lamon & Robin Tucek

Sweetness - 8 Peatiness - 3 Availability - 1

Color - Very dark, teak coloured.
Nose
- Nutty, quite spirity, light and medium-sweet
Flavour
- Smooth, oaky, quite velevty and nutty.
Finish - Smooth and spirity, quite long with a dry end.

TAMNAVULIN 22-year-old, 45% abv

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Deep amber to copper.
Nose - Almondy sherry, junipery aroma, and oak.
Body
- Light but firm.
Palate
- Sherry. Lemon pith. Stalky. Aromatic.
Finish - Spicy. Crisp

Score 77

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Malt Whisky File: John Lamon & Robin Tucek

 


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