Tamnavulin – White Wine Cask Edition

At the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains, on the Southside of Speyside sits Tamnavulin Distillery. A little hidden on the banks of the River Livet near Ballindalloch.

The name Tamnavulin is Gaelic for ‘mill on the hill’.

Tamnavulin’s team comprises only 12 very experienced workers. All are time-served craftsmen and women.

Opened in 1966, it then closed for 12 years, from 1995 until 1885  This expression is the latest edition to Tamnavulin’s core range. The first maturation was in American white oak bourbon barrels for the final maturation period it was transferred to Sauvignon Blanc wine casks.

Now is the time to open the bottle and have a sip or two.

Tamnavulin White Wine Cask Edition – Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% Alc/vol 70cl

Colour…Marmalade sky.

Nose…Very fresh and fruity, aromas of apple, pear, quince, lemon and lime before deeper notes came calling vanilla extract and chocolate, a citric burst, coconut, you now open the car window as you pass the newly mown lawn.

Taste…The palate continues a pleasant sweetness of citric fruits, freshly squeezed blood orange vanilla float, lemon Creamola Foam. there are a mixture of mild spices, with a puff of pepper giving a mild heat.

Finish…Not too complex but it leaves you with clean aftertaste of sweet lemon juice.

A very light and enjoyable wee dram, with an RRP of £32.00. I have taken a second sip and would say this is my favourite of the Tamnavulin core range.

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