Distillery

Tamnavulin

About the distillery

Situated on the banks of the river Livet, in Speyside Tamnavulin known as “the mill on the hill” is one of the younger Scottish distilleries and was only built in 1966, in response to the large demand within the whisky industry. It was founded to produce a substantial quantity of whisky for blends. There is only a handful of Single Malts released as official bottling of Tamnavulin.

Situated on the banks of the river Livet, in SpeysideTamnavulin known as “the mill on the hill” is one of theyounger Scottish distilleries and was only built in 1966,in response to the large demand within the whiskyindustry. It was founded to produce a substantialquantity of whisky for blends. There is only a handful ofSingle Malts released as official bottlings of Tamnavulin.

The Tamnavulin-Glenlivet Distillery Company wasconsolidated as a subsidiary of Invergordon DistillersLimited to build and operate a modern distillery. WhenWhyte & Mackay bought Invergordon Distillers in 1993at a price of £382 million, Tamnavulin Distillery waspassed into their property as well, together withBruichladdich, Isle of Jura, Tullibardine andInvergordon. In 1995 Tamnavulin was closed.

There was a short term of distillation for some weeks in2000, but Tamnavulin only saw a real revival, whenUnited Spirits acquired Whyte & Mackay in 2007. TheIndian company under the leadership of Vijay Mallyainitiated a refurbishment with new automatism andmodern technology.

From 2013 onwards Diageo acquired more and moreshares of United Spirits until they became the largestshareholder and substantial changes followed.

In 2014 Whyte & Mackay was sold by Diageo toEmperador Inc. a subsidiary of the Phillipine AllianceGlobal Group, Inc. at £430 millions to ease competitionconcerns.

In 2016, Tamnavulin was re-launched in the UK as asingle malt to mark the 50th anniversary of the distillery.In 2019, a Sherry finish was launched, and in 2020 threered wine cask finishes were launched, a French CabernetSauvignon, a Spanish Grenache and a German Pinot Noir.A Tempranillo wine cask finish was also produced for salein Global Travel Retail. In 2021 an American CabernetSauvignon cask finish was added to the red wine series.

  • Capacity – 4.2 Million Litres Per Annum
  • Mash Tun Type – Lauter
  • Spirit Still Shape – Lampglass
  • Condenser Type – Wash – Shell and tube
  • Heat Source – Steam
  • Wash still charge (L) – 17,500
  • Yeast Type -Various
  • Water Source -Various Springs

At auction a 20 year old Tamnavul in sold for £2,600.

In every single supermarket and should be in every single whisky collection.

Year on year bottle price increases mean year on year cask value increases.

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A bottle of Tamnavulin Vintage 2000 70cl retails at £130 and the rarer bottles are sold at auctions for staggering prices in the thousands.

Based on this information, if you were to hold your cask for 20 years, rather than 10, the return will be considerably more.

Current Bottle Prices

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£2,900

TAMNAVULIN 1966 R.W. DUTHIE FOR EUROPVIN 22 YEAR OLD

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£2,600

TAMNAVULIN 20 YEAR OLD SHERRY WOOD / MOON IMPORT

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£2,100

TAMNAVULIN 20 YEAR OLD MOON IMPORT

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