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Tamnavulin Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%

Tamnavulin has been out of the Australian market for decades. New for 2018 is 'Double Cask', named for having spent time in both x Bourbon and sherry casks.

Other reviews... Entirely pleasant as it is with an attractive, clean maltiness to the thinned golden syrup.... a 92 plus whisky just waiting to happen.
87.5 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2018

...Double Cask sure is a difficult name for any whisky, it’s like if you’d have named your newborn son Donald J. or Adolf. And boo, there’s no age statement either… Colour: gold. Nose: wait, this is nice! There’s this typical vanilla-ed and banana-y profile that screams US oak, but there are good pastries underneath, and marmalade and quince jelly, and then raisins with a touch of mint (leaves). This may have seen some sherry-seasoned oak at some point. It’s a nice, well-carved nose. Mouth: a little more kick would have been welcome, especially since treatments with active wood demand stronger spirits and do not favour heavy reducing too much, in my humble experience. What I’m trying to say is that it’s all a tad too modern for me (again, bananas, vanilla, raisins, coconut), but I agree it’s still a very fine dram, done with care, and very pleasant to drink. Indeed it is a drinker. Finish: short, a tad tea-ish, pleasant. Apricots. Comments: I was having fears – not just because of the unimaginative name – but I was wrong, it really is a fine dram. 80 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com