Tamnavulin Double Cask was the first release from the distillery since the 1990s! Over the past 20 or so years, the distillery changed hands from Invergordon Distillers to Whyte & MacKay, closed a few years later and reopened in 2007. Much of its single malt output is used in blends, but a few casks of single malt would sneak out as indie bottlings to allow us a rare taste of Tamnavulin – but now they’ve got their very own expression! They initially mature the whisky in American oak barrels before treating it to a finishing period in sherry casks.
Nose: Chocolate mousse, extra thick double cream with a dusting of brown sugar, stewed apples and blackberries.
Palate: Christmas pudding, chocolate brownies, yellow plum and toffee-coated barley.
Finish: Spiced rum sweetness lingers on the finish.
Food Pairing: Cheese Flavored Popcorn (Western)