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Tamdhu Batch Strength

Overall rating
86.68/100
votes
93
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 003
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Special Edition
Barcode
5010852035216
Added on
12 Feb 2018 11:38 am by vb_bembel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 62,32

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93 × member ratings

255 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu Batch Strength

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.68 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Enjoyed at the Scotia Spirit Scottish Tea Room in Köln.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Proper full on sherry nose.
      A little tough on the alc right away, but it either quiet down a bit after some time in the glass or my nose just got used to it.
      Raisins and fruitcake.
      Not as much "raw" wood as in many other CS sherry casks.
      A wee drop of water makes it sweeter and more approachable.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, rich, full body. Still not up to "nuclear" bomb level.
      As with the first nosing, the first taste appears a bit tough, or maybe intense alc, but it softens along the way.
      Sweet juicy red fruit, chocolate and concentrated caramel.
      Again, very consistant with the nose regarding the wood, soft and tasty.
      It handles a few drops of water quite well, the fruits opens up and spreads out some more. Becomes a little softer and more "likeable" without losing too much power.
      A candidate for exploration.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite long, sweet, spicy.
      Coffee, chocolate.
      Nice.

  2. Querky scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A very sweet sherry bomb with reasonable pricing. One thing I especially like about it is that the sherry doesn‘t overpower the single malt‘s characteristics - it doesn‘t taste like a sherry liqueur (as some sherry bombs tend to do).

    Colour: red gold
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, fruity, apples, tender notes of sherry.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet with red apples, full-bodied, sweet flavours of grain and of course sweet sherry.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Honey, sultanas, tender notes of grain, malty. In the end you get a mild spiciness.

  3. IVO15 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy strong onset. Sherry comes out with the time back. The alcohol is palpable, but hiding behind the dry spice - reminiscent of Deanston Bordeaux somehow.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Even better than the nose, because wider. Again, alcohol noticeable, but very well integrated. Sherry more noticeable, marzipan, chocolate. Water makes him milder, but not necessarily better.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather medium than medium.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A bit younger and hotter than batch 001 (however, the second batch was perhaps even more spirity). Still a very nice sherry nose, but the heat on the palate is a real downer. Sure, you can add water and thereby tone it down a notch, but in doing so, you likewise reduce the intensity of the (initially beautiful) aroma.

    This is really the problem of current NAS cask strength bottlings: they promise to present the respective whisky in its purest form, but end up sacrificing substance for immediate impact. Such a shame, because if this were matured for another 5 years, I believe the end product would be not only significantly, but exponentially better.

    With Glendronach, the NAS cask strength versions work much better, since the distillate has more character. With the lighter make Tamdhu produces, you get all the qualities of the sherry casks but little else. Not ideal in my book.

  7. Romansen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The 2004 Tamdhus from Van Wees were the first ones that opened my eyes to such young malts. This one has a similar profile but a bit less depth.
    • Nose
      Cranberry, caramel and minerals. Water turns down the sherry and releases a more subtle fruitiness.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, caramel, mocha and fig.
    • Finish
      Mocha, roasted hazelnut, cherry and chocolate.

  9. Mr. D. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a real sherry bomb! The aroma is sweet with fruits, dried fruits, cake, raisin, leather, oak and sweet popcorn notes. The palate is also sweet with tannins, dryness, black pepper, dried fruits, furniture polish and sweet fruits notes. The long finish is a sweet, spicy and dry with tropical fruits notes. 

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