Friday night, time for my once a week pour. This time, it’s a a dram graciously sent by my buddy and Tamdhu’s #1 fanboy, @Generously_Paul . I think this is what the younger modern Macallans strive to be, but unfortunately they’re lost nowadays with overpriced NAS offerings, more worried about their Pantone labels rather than the liquid inside. Tamdhu replaced the 10yr old with this 12. You don’t see that often...when was the last time a distillery replaced a younger age version with an older? And it’s at 43% vs the previous 40%. And...matured in first fill and refill oloroso sherry cask. Seems great on paper, everything in the right direction. Orange peels and dried fruit aromas, followed then by sultanas and baked apple taste. It’s a good decent entry level malt. I’d get this any day over similar age statement as a Glenfarclas, Balvenie, and Macallan. Now, within the same family, I’d choose the Tamdhu batch strength series. Those provide a layer of complexity and taste above this one. Overall, a solid entry whisky, that is a suitable replacement to the Macallan 12, at a lower price point. Thanks Paul!