Tamnavulin 20 Year Old Sherry Wood / Moon Import
Tamnavulin distillery was opened in 1966 by Invergordon Distillers as a response to the increasing demands for their blends, and such provision has always been the distillery's focus. Despite this, Invergordon Distillers were always interested in bottling their single malts, and Tamnavulin was no different. They even boasted the legendary Moon Import are their Italian agents in the later 1980s. When Invergordon were bought over by Whyte & Mackay in 1995, the distillery was mothballed, but eventually re-opened in 2007. It now has a more prominent range for its single malt brand, and earlier distillery bottlings like this are becoming something of a rarity.
This is an older release for the Italian market, imported by Pepi Mongiardino's Moon Import, who became their official distributor in the later 1980s after they sold their Bruichladdich contract to Fratelli Rinaldi.
Aged 20 years in sherry wood, this is bottle 1316. Whisky writer and owner of the Auld Alliance bar, Emmanuel Dron, describes this as "maybe the best Tamnavulin every bottled."
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