Tamdhu 10 Year
Tamdhu // Speyside, Scotland
Tamdhu distillery, one of Speyside's pioneering facilities, founded in 1897, was shut down between 2010 - 2013. They were previously known for producing malts that were destined for blending (Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark), but under new ownership with Ian MacLeod Distillers, is now released as a single malt. Sandy Coutts, formerly of Glenrothes, overseas operations. This release predates the distillery's shutdown. NOTE: The export version is 86 proof, UK version is all sherry cask and 80 proof. Check the label to see which one you are sipping. This review is for the 86 proof.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Lovely classic Speyside nose of of vanilla, dark chocolate and stewed and dried fruit. The palate yields a surprise of mouthwatering fresh apricot acidity. Ends in a cedar spice, sherry finish."