Tamdhu 12 Year Old

Single Malt — Speyside , Scotland

3.5 out of 5 stars
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!
  • Ctrexman

    Macallan 12sherry has gone from around $60 to around $80 in my area post tariffs

  • LeeEvolved

    Did you see what happened to @Generously_Paul when he tried to visit the distillery? I think he put footage of the encounter on his Dapper Drams YouTube channel. They might not want him as their #1 guy.... Jus sayin’

  • Generously_Paul

    Totally agree on the Batch Strength releases over this one. Glad you enjoyed it