Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection.
Very highly regarded single sherry butt bottling of Tamdhu from Douglas Laing. Bottled at full strength.
232 bottles. Tamdhu distillery is due to be monthballed in 2010.
Richy perfumed, spiced, with old furniture polish, burnt orange, cloves and light wood smoke on the nose – move onto an initially dry palate (from its Sherry heritage) which opens over the next few seconds to a spiced and macerated (Rummy?) fruit – almost Gluhwein style. The finish is just so big, rich, spiced, fruited and darkly (Muscovado) sugar in style!
Tamdhu Distillery was founded in 1896, designed by Charles Doig and opened in 1897 in Scotland’s Speyside whisky region. Tamdhu Distillery was originally equipped with two stills which increased to four in 1972 and then six in 1975 in order to cope with the ever increasing demand for Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark blends of scotch to which Tamdhu was a major contributor. When the nearby railway station closed in 1965 the ticket office was subsequently converted into the Tamdhu Distillery visitor centre and the distillery became a founding member of the Speyside Whisky Trail. But the Tamdhu Distillery visitor centre closed and then Tamdhu Distillery itself in March 2010 and with it the last working Saladin malting boxes in Scotland. A year later and Ian Macleod Distillers purchased Tamdhu Distillery, and thus its working life is assured.