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  • Brand: Tamdhu
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 40.0%

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Tonight's theme is "open and closed". Goal was closed distilleries, but moderately widened to contribute some less expensive tastes from temporary shutdowns.

To start Tamdhu, slightest of the interruptions. This bottling is from around 2011, NAS.

Pretty harsh nose. Hot and paint remover like. Smoothing out over time to being just hot with a malty sweetness.

First taste if much lighter than expected from the nose. Malty and sweet as expected. Little touch of sour lemon flavour to finish.

Light, soft, but a bit hot.


I picked up a 50ml sample bottle of Tamdhu (no age statement) at a local shop, having never heard of this whisky before. At the time, I had no knowledge of the distillery, or what kind of flavor profile it had. I have since learned it is a Speyside distillery, and is known as the only distillery to malt its own barley on premise, and it is the main component in Famous Grouse (which is a good thing, as I rather enjoy "The Bird" for casual drinking.)

The distillery only bottles one single malt expression, and it has no age statement. It is bottled at 40%.

Nose: Soft honey and vanilla, with herbal and floral notes on top of a malty base. A little grainy, and grassy. Not that great.

Body: A tad watery.

Palate: A bit bitter, with lots of malt and barley.

Finish: Short finish, drying, with a decent sherry influence coming out. A bit of pepper.

This really isn't a great dram. In fact, it really isn't even good. The finish is probably the best part, but it isn't much to speak of. All in all, this is an average dram that I will not be looking for in the shops. If offered a glass, I would gladly accept it.

I purchased a bottle of Tamdhu this past month in Sandwich, IL with the label "Aged 10 Years". The label background was black with white outlined amber lettering "Tamdhu" The bottle code indicating it was bottled from a run at 13:48 on 27th Oct. 2011. My first impression of this dram was soft and bland, but worth the $24 I paid.

impression was soft and bland, but that



I tried two current bottlings and one old bottling of Tamdhu this week. First up was the ‘no age statement’ standard bottle of Tamdhu, the recently closed distillery.

The fresh nose reveals the malt immediately, followed by cereals and honey with a touch of smoke. It also has something sour and something that reminds me of a rubber garden hose…

It has a medium body. The nose returns on the palate, with additional hints of oranges and some vanilla. Unfortunately the whole remains flat and devoid of complexity.

The finish is short and uninspired.

It started well enough on the nose, the palate was less and the finish simply disappointing. Downhill all the way. Pity, but not really a big surprise. This is a harmless and simply entry malt, correctly priced.

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