Tamdhu 10 Year Old – Recently re-launched after its closing in 2010 Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Tamdhu is located in the town of Knockando in Banffshire, Scotland. Tamdhu comes from Gaelic for little dark hill
The nose is very appealing and fragrant. It has a sugar syrup notes with delicate peach and faint hint of orange that mixes with fresh oak. The palate is a little more oily than i would like. 100% sherry cask matured and full of all the sweet, rich and creamy flavours because of it.The Fruitiness and spice blend brilliantly with a pleasing toffee and sherry richness building as it is held on the palate. The finish is of fruit and vanilla but is is not lasting, the dryness cuts in and the finish is more abrupt than i would like. However it is saved by a pleasant though faint hint of distant peaty smoke.
I had the opportunity to taste this dram at a staff and customer tasting at work. The representative from Glengoyne and Tamdhu came down to the store and had a chat with us. It was really interesting, I found out that it is six years from when the tree is cut down until a drop of whisky touches the wood, and a further ten before it touches the bottle. A bottle will set you back anywhere between £30 and £40. It has a distinct taste and a really great wee speyside with more going on