Tamdhu 22 Year Old Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask #8151 expression of the Speyisde distillery.
Distilled September 1989 and bottled September 2011. 243 numbered bottles.
Nose: Chocolate flakes, quite oily, lime leaves, toffee yoghurt and fruit loaf.
Taste: Milky, lots do mint, raisins, oranges and chocolate biscuits. Some slight herbal notes come through and become grassier with time.
Finish: Touch of wood spice, cloves and again dried fruits.
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.