Tamdhu Batch Strength Batch 003
Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland
Tasted August 5, 2022
Tamdhu Batch Strength Batch 004 was one of my favorite Scotches to date. Which brings us to this one. I was very glad to have found one of these Batch 003 bottles. This one clocks in half a percent higher than the 004 at 58.3% ABV. Outside of that, it’s the same formula. So let’s hope the quality is also consistent. Nose: Poundcake, raisin, date, fig, plum, and grape. Cola. Absolute Sherry bomb. Carrot cake and custard. Caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and milk chocolate. Orange cream soda. Cocoa. Dried apricot. Orange peel and black pepper. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and oak. A lot of heat. Palate: Gala apple and apricot. Plum, raisin, date, and fig. Caramel, vanilla, and cola. Grape and cranberry. Big-time cherry note. Orange cream soda. Milk chocolate and orange zest. Chestnut and a touch of pound cake. Cinnamon, black pepper, clove, nutmeg, and oak. Finish: Plum, date, fig, plum, and orange zest. Caramel, brown sugar, coffee, and chestnut. Orange cream soda. Black pepper, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and oak. Long finish—I’d expect nothing less. Fantastic. What an absolute beast of a sherry bomb. It’s hot as hell but balanced and hits all of my favorite sherried-Scotch notes with powerful, undiluted ferocity. Despite, the heat, every flavor is still easily accessible. 5/5. Worth every penny of the $86 I paid to get this. I’d pay more to get another. It’s a gem from the past, so recommending this batch is not helpful, but based on this and my experience with 004, we have a winner with this line. With that in mind, I’ll be buying any future batch with confidence.
86.0 USD per Bottle