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Tamdhu 10 Year Old

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

18th Nov 2014


Tamdhu 10 Year Old
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Since Ian MacLeod took over the distillery, the Tamdhu range has been overhauled with a completely new, rather retro look. The entry level malt is this Tamdhu 10 Year Old, matured on sherry casks. I put it head to head with an older bottling, released in its day for the Italian Cinzano.

The nose is soft and round on all kinds of sherry influences. Think sultanas, orange peel, honey, roasted almonds, pink lady apples and cold coffee. A clear hint of candied ginger. Unfortunately also some rubber tyre.

It is quite oily and mouth coating. Nicely spiced on ginger, nutmeg and vanilla. A little bit of pepper as well. Very sweet on caramel and said vanilla, before the oranges counter this.

In the fairly long finish, the spices rear their heads again, but it also becomes quite dry and grassy.

Not half bad for an entry level malt, but having said that, I have had much better Tamdhu as well. Around 42 EUR.

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