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Tamdhu 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.39/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
08.02.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Oak Casks
Number of bottles
24000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010852040661
Added on
04 Mar 2019 3:57 pm by Noface83
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 85,18

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85 × member ratings

172 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 15-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.39 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/tamdhu/tamdhu-15-years/

    Nose: a modern, rounded and thick nose. Dense fruitcake, dried figs, plenty of raisins and rich toffee. Apfelstrudel with hints of vanilla. Some brighter notes of orange peel and red berry jam. Earthy spice underneath, mainly cinnamon and nutmeg. Mouth: quite jammy although there are strong spicy notes too. Baked pears, oranges, blackcurrant. Toasted walnuts, Heering cherry, bitter almonds. Cinnamon and hints of coffee. Peppered lemon in the end. Finish: long, rich, on dried fruits, chocolate and peppery oak.

    A modern, rich and vibrant sherry profile. The active oak is balanced by enough juicy fruits. Quite a benchmark in this genre I would say, overtaking recent GlenDronach in my book. Let’s just hope they make consistent follow-up batches. A tad expensive, but recommended nonetheless.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    modern sticky sherry profile - no Saftmalt but somehow boring and for its price too tasty - but comes closer to the old Glendronach Revival Style for me as the current of Rachel
    • Nose
      86 86
      dried figs, orange, citrus zests, grapefruit peel, sweet, apricot, bitter almond
    • Taste
      86 86
      slightly dry, oily, syrupy - needs a small drop of water to open - dried dates and figs, plum jam, orange, apricot, chocolate, some leather, fine oak tones
    • Finish
      84 84
      warm and sweet - but even after a big long chewed gulp not really medium long

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This malt has a modern but beautifully made sherry profile. Very tasty without teasing, although maybe a bit more "depth" should be. The medium length finish could offer a bit more. Overall, a very nice modern sherry malt.
    • Nose
      87 87
      distinct sherry note; dark fruity sweetness; Apple; raisins; figs; something orange; tropical fruit notes; Caramel; light oak spice in the background
    • Taste
      86 86
      oily; slightly dry; fruity sweetness of dried fruits (dates, figs, plums); Citrus notes; behind it comes a pleasant oak flavor; slightly peppery;
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium; warming; Notes of dried fruit; spicy; slightly peppery

  4. Vallado scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Blindtasting:
    • Nose
      75 75
      The smell of almost nothing. Quite slightly fruity-floral-scented, but not to take apart for me.
    • Taste
      78 78
      peppery-sweet, light fruit note, apples are the most noticeable. Overall, pretty one-dimensional.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short, unspectacular finish.

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    An interesting filling with rough edges. Certainly not for everyone, but it has its qualities that you can fathom with a little effort. Reduction to 43% Vol does not hurt him.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Chestnut colors and with medium-sized windows you hope for a beautiful body. The first crawl of dark, ripe fruit, raisins and blackberries, roasted almonds and dark honey. Vanilla, cedar and a little eucalyptus come through and a faint note of smoked salt. Short, pleasant sweetie paired with fine spice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong onset, sweetness and vanilla followed by peppery spice. Very oily with aromas of sherry, orange, plum, vanilla, butter biscuits and honey. Herbal notes and cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee can be found.
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length, light bitterness, which is directly replaced by vanilla and woody notes. Some pepper stays on the palate.

  6. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Currants, malted barley, leather, chocolate, blueberries, cherries, marzipan, nuts, hint of elastic and maggi spices.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      The 12-year-old with more intensity and even more (American) oak. Getting almost a bit woodshoppy here (wood shavings, sawdust). Also a darker sherry influence than in the 10 and 12 , by which I mean that we're heading more toward umami here: lovage, meat broth, crema di balsamico... Good, but perhaps a bit closed-up, and water doesn't seem to change it much. There's also a peppery side to it that seems to come from pretty active American oak.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Walks the tightrope between savory/spicy with liquorice, black pepper (and peppery oak), soy sauce and sweet/juicy, with sweet marinated tomatoes, ripe oranges, toffee. Very nice and very intense, but - speaking of intensity - there's a definite amount of heat that distracts from and intrudes upon the flavors.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Quite some heat as it goes down. Whereas the 10 and 12 are tame kittens, the Batch Strength and this one are uncomfortably hot. Seems to be the distillate, so my advice is to go for the weaker (at or around 43%) or the older (more than 20-year-old) Tamdhus.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Corresponding the old Glendronach Revival, but it's a bit weaker. Nice piece. 86/87.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Citruses, sherry, fig, green apple, caramel, honey, malt and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily and creamy. Sherry, antique leather, malt, orange peel, cocoa and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, spicy, sweet.

  9. craide scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nice delicious malt. Alcohol nicely integrated and not too complex.
    Everything goes well together and could become a recurring standard.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nice intense malt. sweet-fruity with orange apricots, green apples, light oak spiciness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      creamy, soft malt, slightly oily with plums, orange, apricot, nuts and dark chocolate behind. Alcohol strength suits me very well.
      Very pleasant drinkable.
    • Finish
      84 84
      nice sweetish, rather short finish for me, with some malt and vanilla.

  10. psiiik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

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