It was in 1863 that the Strathspey railway first graced Speyside’s locality. A dependable means of travel was, at last, brought to the area and several distilleries were built as a result. Tamdhu was one of them; founded in 1896 by a group of whisky blenders, including William Grant and Sons among others, and designed by the famed, prolific Speyside distillery architect, Charles Doig of Elgin.
AGED: 8 years
DISTILLED ON: January 27, 2005
BOTTLE ON: August 22, 2013
MATURED IN: A First Fill Sherry Butt
CASK NO: 346
NOSE: Sharp at first but backs off considerably after a few minutes in the glass. Coastal, salty, subtle vanilla, canned peaches, maple syrup.
TASTE: Fruity and really dry. I can feel the moisture being sucked from my mouth.
FINISH: Fairly long. I guess all the dryness happens before the finish. A bit earthy, some oakiness and spice, lighter fruits.