Tamdhu 12 Year Old SIngle Malt 2007 (Provenance single cask) ~ Speyside, Scotland
88/100 Whisky Advocate
83/100 Whisky Base
A brilliant Douglas Laing bottling of Tamdhu! It was distilled back in March 2007 and left to mature in a single sherry butt for the following 12 years.
Gavin Smith - Whisky Advocate "Relatively dry on the nose, with citrus fruit, hazelnut, and quite dry sherry. The palate is full and rich, with sweeter sherry notes, cinnamon, and banoffee pie. Jaffa oranges, hot chocolate, and slightly tannic oak in the medium-length finish. Matured in oloroso casks."
Malt-Reviews "Follows on from the nose, layers of sherry and lighter creamy notes. Fruitcake, vanilla icing, and some summer fruits too. Well balanced and smooth..."
Nose - Earthy malt, liquorice, tobacco and chocolate-dipped coffee bean.
Palate - Thick molasses notes, with lots of sherried dried fruit, orange peel and vanilla oak.
Finish - Barley sugar and dark chocolate-covered candied ginger.
It was in 1863 that the Strathspey railway first graced Speyside’s locality. A dependable means of travel was, at last, brought to the area and several distilleries were built as a result. Tamdhu was one of them; founded in 1896 by a group of whisky blenders, including William Grant and Sons among others, and designed by the famed, prolific Speyside distillery architect, Charles Doig of Elgin. Tamdhu produces all of its own malt as well as enough to supply other distilleries in the Edrington group, notably the Glenrothes distillery.