This Speysider – which is owned by Whyte & Mackay – was bottled in 2005 gebotteld and can still be found today, even though it is no longer being produced. There are not that many official bottlings of Tamnavulin, but independents bottle it often enough. Anyway, this is a veritable entry level malt. The nose is very easy, sweet and basically docile, if you know what I mean. Sweet and accessible, but not much going on. Some white fruit and citrus, vanilla, sugars and gummi bears. Dried grass. The body is very light and devoid of spices (well, if you look hard you may detect a touch of liquorice all the way in the background) and mostly sweet. A touch herbal. Like I said: docile. Or would it be more politically correct to say delicate? Nah, it’s docile. There really is nothing going on here. In the medium long finish I get some grain cookies with nuts and some honey. If you have never tried a single malt before, this might still be pleasant. If you have some experience, this will be a little disappointing.