Tamnavulin at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

Tamnavulin at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

About the brand

The distillery story began in 1966 with the opening of the distillery in the rural village of Tomnavulin, Scotland. Although the doors were closed in 1995, we reopened them in 2007, after a major distillery refurbishment. Since then, we’ve crafted exceptional single malt whisky with a true Speyside character; rich, smooth and mellow.

The name Tamnavulin is the Gaelic translation of ‘mill on the hill’, named in part after the historic former carding mill which sits on the site of the distillery. Local farmers would bring their sheep fleeces here in the summer months to be made into wool.

The Tamnavulin Double Cask uses entirely unpeated malts to ensure a sweet mellow taste.

The initial maturation takes part in American ex-bourbon barrels and an assemblage of aged Tamnavulin is transferred to Gonzalez Byass “Amoroso” Oloroso Sherry butts for finishing.

This creates an amber gold liquid with rich, warm aromas of apply, toffee and honey with sweet marzipan and subtle tangy marmalade notes.

The taste is fresh with mellow notes of pear, creamy peaches and a hint of Demerara sugar.

The finish is rich, smooth and refreshing. A signature Speyside Malt


Where they are

In the foothills of the Cairngorm mountain range is Tomnavoulin, the village home to around 40 residents and Tamnavulin Distillery. The distillery is located deep in the heart of Speyside, the most celebrated whisky-producing region in Scotland. Home to over half of Scotland’s operating malt whisky distilleries, Speyside is the perfect location to produce whisky. The unique microclimate of the region makes it a very temperate area of Scotland. This, combined with the abundance of rich farmland, makes it an ideal place to grow barley and mature whisky.