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Tamdhu 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
361
Whiskybase ID
WB127069
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

€ 87.23

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Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 15-year-old

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 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. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Such notes are almost more exhausting to write than complex ones. The fact is: “Sherry driven straight malt without rough edges. Then the list of all sherry profiles without sounding boring, done. Conclusion: a great malt after work. But not anymore. Yes, it deserves respect because the PLV is (barely) ok. With the grandiose bottle and the chic box, it is always worth a gift.
    • Nose
      Very subtle and silky smooth, the nose offers all standard sherry flavors as expected. He does it masterfully and doesn't disappoint anyone, I'm sure of that. Also a great nose to bring newcomers closer to whisky.
    • Taste
      The texture feels a bit dusty and floury to the touch. But only at the beginning, because saliva immediately makes it wonderfully sweet and creamy. In the transition it becomes peppery and warm and solidly drying. The whole thing looks balanced and deliberately smoothed. Masterful blending.
      I think that's intentional. Very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Relatively long finish for its age with pleasantly delicate, spicy and dry fruit notes. The ground white pepper remains present and accompanies the surprisingly good farewell. That's exactly why he gets a solid 86 from me. Thanks for the great rehearsal to André.

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. robbert88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Much more fruity than the 12 year old tamdhu. Apple, pear, orange zest, sherry, grapefruit
    • Taste
      Lemon tarts, vanilla, a little leather and perfume.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. Here is most of the sherry, apple pie, sultana and just when you think the aftertaste is over, there is a small smoke in it.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A tad on the expensive side, this is nonetheless one of your better options this category.
    • Nose
      Where other modern sherry whiskies can sometimes feel immature, that's not the case at all here. It's thick and packed with sultanas, butterscotch, toffee, orange zest and raspberry jam. Soft spices like cinnamon and a coffee-like influence add some welcome layers of complexity.
    • Taste
      Hints of cappuccino and gentle notes of pepper and nutmeg. Oily and mouthcoating with Maraschino cherries, peanut skins, sweet oranges and notes of cassis. Really enjoyable.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, dried fruits and some charred oak.

  8. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a terrific sherry standard. The favor of the early batch? I hope later bottlings can keep this level.
    • Nose
      ostensibly beautiful, tart fruit notes, blood orange, cherry, chocolate, raisins and new wooden furniture. Very round, nothing stands out. Great composed.
    • Taste
      very full for 43%, here too initially dark, juicy substance, nectarine, blackberry. Then dark chocolate with cherry filling, Jaffa Cake cherry. spicy oak notes. Again, very round and velvety soft.
    • Finish
      long, raisins, cherries and leather.

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • 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.

  10. 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.

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