Tamnavulin Speyside 12 Year Old Naturally Light from 1990s Special Presentation Tube (70cl, 40%)
Old bottling of a gentle 12 year old Speyside single malt from the Tamnavulin distillery, drawing its waters from the River Livet.
Introduced around the mid-1990s, this 12 year old was the only distillery bottling of Tamnavulin available for a long time, mostly owing to its almost exactly 12 year production hiatus. This was discontinued in 2014, with a new single malt brand and core ranger expression launched in 2016.
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.