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Tamdhu Batch Strength

Overall rating
86.03/100
votes
106
Whiskybase ID
124125
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 004
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010852040821
Added on
04 Jan 2019 4:39 pm by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 81.60

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Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu Batch Strength

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Full-frontal sherry, but the nose betrays its age. This actually feels younger than the last batches. It's also way more vulgar and way less "integrated" than, say, Aberlour's A'bunadh. I would rather get that instead, or the Glengoyne CS, or two bottles of the 10- or 12-year-old Tamdhu at 43%.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Hugely yeasty and just outright smothered with sherry. A thick almondy sweetness. Christmas spices, umami, autumn leaves: you get the idea. It's nice enough, like the ten or twelve-year-olds on steroids. But then comes...
    • Taste
      80 80
      Without water; punchy, aggressive, just outright burning-the-top-of-your-tongue-hot. A no-go.

      With water: sweet sherry and sweet spirit combine into one teeth-coatingly saccharine affair. It's intense, it's nutty, it's leathery, and it's all happening right up front, without any hidden layers or depth. Good if you want a real young ex-sherry blast, or if you need something strong to still reach your numbed-down taste buds after a flight of other whiskies. But on its own, I can't imagine when I might want this.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Echoes of sweet, syrupy, nutty-earthy modern seasoning sherry, some fading heat.

  2. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A Tamdhu in Cask Strength immediately made me interested when I saw it at my local dealer. A beautiful package and a special bottle caught my eye. Normally I always say Whiskies that have such an expensive marketing campaign are no good, but I like Tamdhu so lets see what we have here.

    All in all for the 60 bucks I paid for it. Definitely very solid and not just a pretty marketing gag.
    • Nose
      85 85
      It's a little bit sharp at the start, but we have a very sherry, dry, sweetness hidden behind the sharp start. Followed by chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and Gingerbread. Peeling down the layers i also get dried figs, dried dark fruits and a mixture of spices. This is always accompanied by a slight mint note.

      Watered down it gets more chocolate, dried figs and raisins
    • Taste
      86 86
      It tastes a bit thin on the viscosity, but still very solid. Smooth chocolate bomb, followed by ginger bread, oats, caramel, dark berries, vanilla, orange peel, old sawdust.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Somewhere in the medium long range. Still strong on the chocolate and orange peel comes much more to the front this is followed by a slightly bitter but well integrated bitter oak note. I also get vanilla, honey, gingerbread, maple sirup, and caramelized sugar.

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Really very composed. Overall, wonderfully aromatic with sherry, nuts, dried apples, creamy pears and dried apricots. Followed by chocolate covered gingerbread, walnut ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream and caramel sauce.
      With water: sherry tonic, ground nuts, marzipan, gingerbread, raisins, dried apricots, figs and pear pears. Reminiscent of a Swiss Schlorzifladen.
    • Taste
      Pronounced sherry tonic with raisins, dried figs, almonds, tender oak, leather and fine spices. Really beautifull! Gradually, caramelized oranges follow.
      With water: sweet sherry tones, steamed tropical fruit, marzipan, gingerbread, baklava and sweet nut liqueurs.
    • Finish
      Sherry and nutty. Accompanied by raisins, oak and soft smoke.

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty sherry whisky, of the correct cask strength, with which you can and should experiment, diluting it with a little water.
    • Nose
      Intense, breathable with sherry, nutty and malt tones. Deeper - chocolate cream, spices and old skin.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly scorching, berry, influenced by dried fruits, dried cherries, milk chocolate and tannins.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, sweet and sour, with hints of dried fruits, dried berries, nuts, spices, menthol and cigar flavor.

  5. lucero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  6. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sharp, dry sweetness, honey, brick dust, milk chocolate, coconut trunk, vanilla, menthol, gingerbread, fondant, soy sauce, cherry cola, leather
    • Taste
      sherry, relatively salty, dried figs, baked apples, red orange, caramelized orange, grapefruit,
    • Finish
      long, vanilla, boiled pears, crusaders, sherry, rye, spices

  7. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. L_Gillian scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Chocolate bomb! One of the more satisfying batch whisky's i've tried.
    Where most are (in my opinion) clearly better on one front and lacking on others, this one is solid throughout.
    Serve with some water as the nose and palate are muted without. Don't be too afraid to add too much (personally i added a good teaspoon for measure!) as this one can really take it.
    • Nose
      Rich, full of dark fruits. Modern sherry notes, oily walnuts, yeast, earth and ginger.
    • Taste
      Less fruity that the nose. Young. Baking spices and earth notes mainly. Roasted nuts, rye bread, dark chocolate (about 70% cacao), espresso coffee beans and caramel.
    • Finish
      Quite long with some dark dried fruits, roasted nuts and lots of dark chocolate.

  9. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite a sharp, strong whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The smell is a complete set of this type of barrels: prunes, dried fruits and dried apricots, some spices and autumn leaves.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is sweet, but sharp, with a slight taste of varnish and smoke, as well as hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet aftertaste with a hint of varnish.

  10. swk27844 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Oloroso influences all over. Caramel, brown sugar, oak, chocolate, very accessible and not surprising. But does not look good.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Viscosity is very low. First second a bit of a wait, then very aggressive. Honey, caramel, brown sugar, very peppery from the alcohol, which prevents flavors from coming through.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Very short and only a sugar taste. Nothing special about it.

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