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Tamdhu 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.08/100
votes
215
Whiskybase ID
WB114995
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
"Sherry Oak Casks"
Bottle code
5010852036688
Added on
12 Jul 2018 7:18 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.94

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452 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 12-year-old

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.08 points

  1. marmeladow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    For a 12yo amazingly multi-layered and profound and complex, very nice sherry barrel aging. After uncorking, initially a bit closed and spicy oak, it opens wonderfully in the following weeks thanks to oxidation in the empty bottle and becomes really good!
    • Nose
      Sherry barrel with nuttiness, raisins and dark chocolate. In addition to the tangible sweetness, a lot of cinnamon, red Christmas apples and bitter oranges
    • Taste
      creamy and yet powerful, the 43% ABV fit well. In addition to what the nose already offered, now ripe sweet cherries and an initially clear, but later mild oak spice - simply tasty. In addition, caramel, dried fruit notes, men's chocolate
    • Finish
      good medium length, becoming drier. There is everything in it, what nose and palate promised - a really well-matured round thing

  2. jabguit scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    not a sherry bomb, by any stretch....but one of the most luxurious distillates on the market. nothing detracts from the velvety mouthfeel of cooked fruit and malt.medium long finish makes this one of my all-time favorite drams
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Finely balanced sherry whisky. Easy to drink.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light liquorice, anise, orange, vanilla, sweetness / honey, spices, a little cautious.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruity after orange, cocoa and chocolate, then the oak seasoning comes and gives a lighter bitterness. Becoming drying.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length and dry.

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    If you're looking for an all-sherry-matured, affordable twelve-year-old, I would say this currently has the edge on the Glendronach 12 - at least as long as the focus is on the sherry aspect. I like the GD distillate a lot better, but recent batches have become pretty soft on the sherry. Compared to current bottlings of the GD 12, this one is darker, richer, more Oloroso-influenced and more satisfying in that regard.
    • Nose
      85 85
      More wood and more dryness then in the 10-year-old. Equally centered on American-oak. Sweet grape, marzipan, citrus fruits, and clean, nutty sherry. Very resin-y, a side that the 10-y.o. doesn't display and which probably gives this one the edge.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Yum! Lovely balance of sweet and sour, with just enough tart notes to keep it from turning all-out saccharine. Juicy, rich (for the strength), satisfying. A whisky to drink rather than ponder, but there's nothing wrong with that. Soft tannins toward the death.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Remains sweet-and-sour and is gone as swiftly and smoothly as the palate had me suspect. Very more-ish, with only the softest veneer of dryness and light-brown cocoa powder.

  5. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice clear sherry whisky. Now this release is undoubtedly one of the strongest representatives of the 12-year-old whisky, bottled at a commercial strength.
    • Nose
      Filled with hints of dried berries, pineapple, dried apricots, fresh baked goods and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Voiced, with notes of dried fruit, citrus, melon, bread and sweet pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, sweetly fruity, with echoes of dried apricots, red orange, vanilla cake and oak at the very end.

  6. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, tea biscuits, wood, butter, cinnamon, vanilla, light pepper
    • Taste
      Delicious warming spices, sherry, wood, a bit of a greasy layer in the mouth, lightly some raisins, pepper
    • Finish
      Dry finish but with a greasy layer, caramel and sherry wood. The finish is medium long.

  7. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First, almond-toned sherry and delicate fruity notes of banana chips, light raisins, slightly sulphured apricots, but also dried apples. Gradually follow Lübeck marzipan, spoonful of biscuits, delicate oak and a slightly jute-like florality.
    • Taste
      Wunderbach soft in the beginning. Nutty sherry notes, Lübeck marzipan, dried apricots, light dessert apples (eg Golden Delicious), delicate oak and a fine, dry florality. In the background fine spicy cinnamon, clove pepper and spoon liqueur soaked with nut liqueur.
    • Finish
      Long, wonderfully nutty, almond-toned but also heavy with dried apricot.

  8. fnk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A classic sherry aroma, but not intense, so ... muffled, the taste is just a bomb, soft, pleasant, so dense, unexpectedly pleasantly surprised. Of the basic sherry, this one is a cut above its colleagues, such as Glendronach, Farclass, Benriach .... Very pleasant memories after tasting!

  9. Jolemann scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry, sweet, plums, raisins, caramel
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sherry, lots of fruit, butterscotch, caramel, no bitterness
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium-long finish, mild and pleasant

  10. Fjalle scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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