Tamnavulin: Speyside's Fast-Rising Distillery
Built during the whisky boom times of the ‘60s, Tamnavulin has long played the role of a jobbing distillery, producing most of their whisky for blends, and had a checkered past that led to its temporary closure in 1995. That all changed after it was re-opened in 2007, and it released the Tamnavulin Double Cask in 2016 -- followed by the Sherry Cask Edition in 2019.
Their single malts are a reflection of those made in Speyside -- rich, smooth and mellow -- with an added focus on making them accessible to the wider market, and a flavour-centric double-barrel ageing process in creating their core range.
The Double Cask is Tamnavulin’s first official single malt bottling since it was established in 1966. Matured in American oak barrels for a sweet, mellow taste with a rich, before undergoing a smooth sherry cask finish, the Double Cask is a signature Speyside malt.
The Sherry Cask Edition was made by first maturing the new make in American Oak Barrels, and enhanced by a finesse in three different sherry casks. The result is a complex and rich whisky with flavours of fruit cake, sticky toffee pudding, and seville oranges.
Today, the Whyte & Mackay-owned Tamnavulin is one of the fastest-growing single malt brands in the world; just three years after it was launched in the UK, it became the fastest growing malt brand by value in Europe in 2019, and is already making a big impression across Asia.