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Tamdhu 10 Year Old Cream Label bottled 1980s

Flower Power!

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

13th Sep 2010


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The Tamdhu 10 Year Old is no longer being bottled and hence hard to find. I was lucky enough to get hold of a sample of the Tamdhu 10 Year Old, bottled in the ‘80s (and thus distilled in the ‘70s!).

The nose is very fresh and fruity, completely clean. There is a sea breeze hidden behind the vanilla and flowers. I get honey, cereal, a touch of citrus and lots of character. This is a very pleasant surprise indeed.

On the palate, the dram is creamy, feisty and complex. It has something of white wine in it – in a good sense – grasses and flowers… Flower power! Sour and sweet fight for supremacy.

The finish is soft and medium in length.

Either the mash bill underwent serious changes in the last four decades or the used casks were of an entirely different stock, but this Tamdhu puts the current NAS and 18 Year Old to shame… and then some. This is a very good whisky.

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jdcook commented

It's sad when distilleries go this far downhill...

12 years ago 0

jeanluc commented

This sounds delightful. When you get a sample of something like this don't you wish you could get hold of a full bottle...

12 years ago 0

markjedi1 commented

I was able to track down two of these bottles, but unfortunately they are way overpriced (around £80 each).

12 years ago 0

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