History In 1966, Tamnavulin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd. built the Tamnavulin distillery in order to satisfy the growing demand from whisky blenders such as Whyte & Mackay, Crawfords, and Mackinlay’s. In 1993, Whyte & Mackay became the owners of Tamnavulin when the company purchased Invergordon Distillers (the parent company of the Tamnavulin-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd.) The purchase price of £382 million also included the distilleries Bruichladdich, Isle of Jura, and Tullibardine. The Tamnavulin distillery was closed in May 1995. Ownership was transferred to Kyndal International in 2001, and then to the United Spirits division of United Breweries Group in 2007, operated by Whyte and Mackay Ltd. The distillery began operating once again in July 2007 after a major refurbishment with new automation and process control which was installed by Canongate Technology. With its eight washbacks, six stills, and a Saladin box to malt the barley, Tamnavulin is sufficiently equipped with modern distilling technology to produce four million liters of alcohol per year. To increase thermal efficiency, recently distilled spirit is used to heat incoming wash. The distillation water supply is stored in a subterranean reservoir.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

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  • Tamnavulin-2000 Tamnavulin 18 Years Old 2000 Vintage (2019) - Tamnavulin 18 Years Old 2000 Vintage whisky review: A good mix of gentle and sweet Speyside character with heavy sherry maturation, in a similar vein to Aberlour or Macallan outputs. This is a great expression from a relatively sparse offering of official bottlings from Tamnavulin. 85/100
  • tamnavulin-double-cask-2016 Tamnavulin Double Cask (2016) - Tamnavulin Double Cask (40%, OB, 2016) Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Tamnavulin Distillery Bottling: Emperador; Whyte & Mackay ABV: 40% Cost: RRP £32 What they say: The Moray distillery, which […]
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