Tamdhu 10 Year Old – Revisited

Tamdhu 10 Year Old Tasting Notes
 
40% ABV and made using peated and unpeated barley, this whisky was matured for a decade in first or second fill sherry casks and is presented in a distinctive art-deco bottle. 
 
Tamdhu 10 Year Old
Price: £33.90 (Master of Malt)
 
Nose: A big hit of red grapes and a subtle raspberry. Sweet marmalade, Victoria sponge cake topped with icing sugar. nutty milk chocolate, honeycomb and a little earthiness from chives.
 
Palate: Orange citrus from blood oranges, crunchy honeycomb, stewed plums, custard cream biscuits and a light earthy spice of cloves.
 
Finish: More blood oranges and stewed plums, with ground ginger and a peppery spice. A long lasting light smokiness.
 
Overall: I’ve revisited this dram a couple of times (see here & here), with slightly different notes each time. What is consistent, however, is the red grapes, honeycomb, and orange zest. This is a fruity and affordable dram for whisky lovers and novices alike. 
 

About Tamdhu Distillery


The Tamdhu distillery is set upon the banks of the River Spey, not far from Knockando. Tamdhu was founded in 1896 by a group of whisky blenders, including William Grant & Sons. The distillery not only produces all of its own malt, but enough to supply malt to the other distilleries owned by the Edrington group – such as Glenrothes – and distils 4,000,000 litres per year in total.

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