Here’s my quick notes on Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition, batch 30502. This Speysider was unfortunately a fast visit during a long tasting, so my notes aren’t probably the best ones.
Overall, easy to drink and pleasant palate, but lacks a bit in character, especially the finish needs more power. I bet this sherry cask finished dram could benefit from higher alcohol by volume level.
Or instead of three different sherry cask types, they’d use just one?
American oak barrels, finished in three Ex-Sherry casks
Nose: I think I detected hints of peat. Minty drops. Salty apples and raisins, combined with peaches.
Taste: Nicely oily. Toffee and fruits in a velvet coating. Caramel notes are there too.
Finish: Short, full and oily. Sugary oak along with hints of spices and grapes.
Just got a glimpse of this whisky while doing a tasting. This might need more time in your whisky tasting glass
, my judging is based on fast consumption. Taste felt nice but aftertaste could definitely offer more.
Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Scoring 80
Distillery: Tamnavulin Region: Speyside