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Tamnavulin Distillery History
Tamnavulin Distillery built in 1966 by Invergordon Distillers was the only distillery to be actually built on the banks of the River Livet.
Tamnavulin means ‘mill on the hill’ in Gaelic, the distillery originally known as Tamnavulin-Glenlivet later dropped the Glenlivet from its title. The old wool mill was turned into a visitors centre and the waterwheel that powered the machinery was restored.
The Distillery had three pairs of Stills and eight stainless steel washbacks and during its most productive period was capable of producing a massive one million gallons spirit a year. The water was sourced from springs at Easterton and stored in an underground reservoir before being pumped to the distillery via an underground pipe. The water from the River Livet was used for cooling purposes only.
In 1993 Whyte & Mackay bought Invergordon Distillers, with the mothballing of Tamnavulin Distillery following in May of 1995.
The whisky produced is used in Whyte & Mackay, Mackinlay and Crawfords Blends
Tamnavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
Tamnavulin 12 Year Old
Tamnavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings
Tamnavulin 25 Year Old
Tamnavulin 30 Year Old Stillmans Dram
Tamnavulin 35 Year Old 1966
Tamnavullin Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings
Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail),
Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing),
Provenance (Douglas Laing),
Scotts Selection (Speyside Distillers)
Tamnavulin Single Malt Whisky 40 year old 43.1%
Old Malt Cask. Bottled by Douglas Laing.
Distilled November 1968.Bottled March 2009.
261 bottles in total charged from a refill Hogshead Ref; 5060
Nose : Attractively spiced, still fresh, honeyed/floral.
Palate : Light, clean, citrically fruited with barley sugar.
Finish : Sweetly perfumed + Flambeed Banana + Parma Violets. (F)
Tamnavulin Whisky Distillery
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Tamnavulin Scotch Whisky
Distillery Style Tasting Notes
Nose: Light and delicate . Heather, honey, slightly herbal.
Palate: Light and uncomplicated. Malt, honey, grassy.
Finish: Creamy and floral.
Built in 1966 by Invergordon Distillers
Location Speyside region, Central District Tomnavoulin.
Water Source Springs at Easterton
Mothballed in 1995
Tamnavulin Distilling Equipment
Stainless steel mash tun
4 Stainless steel washbacks
6 Pot stills
Matured in American oak bourbon casks in modern warehousing