Tamdhu 2006

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Calculated age
13 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Germany
Added on
12 dec 2019 10:51 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 176.57

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77 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tamdhu 2006

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.35 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tamdhu is not really my focus either, although I find this bottling very tasty and interesting. Neat sherry with lots of spices and fresh wood, nuts and chocolate, it could be worse ;-) Whether it is because of the distillery character or the barrel, some note disturbs me minimally at this bottling, which is whining again at a high level ...

    23/22/22/22 (89P)
    • Nose
      Intense amber rests in the glass, a thick streak sticks to the glass wall of my premium snifter, which releases a multitude of small "legs". Caramelized sugar and dark fruits appear at the beginning of the nose, dried berries exude their wonderful aroma. A mixture of juicy oranges and zest from dried orange peel dominates the nose at the moment, spicy wood tones are added, raisins and dates pull through the nose and whet the appetite for more.
    • Taste
      The tamdhu wets the tongue sweetly and bitterly at the same time, sugar and sweet berries combine to form a creamy melange, dark chocolate and a voluminous spice mixture melt together. Hazelnuts and sour cherries dissolve from dark chocolate and cold espresso, the sharpness of wood burns on the tongue, spices and herbs dominate again. The mouthfeel becomes noticeably creamier and oily, the dark and dried fruit aromas increase. Toffee melts in the mouth, a few crumbs of milk chocolate melt on the tongue.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is creamy, mild, oily and characterized by dark sherry flavors. Wooden elements appear, the pleasant sharpness fades away and leaves a nutty film on the tongue.

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  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tamdhu is a distillery that is unpredictable at times. You either find really nice whiskys, or totally overloaded sweets or sometimes really bad bottlings, like the 13-year-old 2019 from Berry Bross & Rudd (WB208854), which was a total disappointment.

    I got the last sample as a gift from my buddy because he really, really celebrates this kind of single cask of a tamdhu and wanted me to be a part of it.

    This is a "modern" sherry maturation, but one of the very good kind.
    • Nose
      90 90
      At the first nose after pouring I'm like, oh, that doesn't really blow my mind yet because it could be another overloaded board category. Very tasty right from the start and the alcohol is also well integrated, but it's not really exciting.
      Blackberries, some nutty aromas and a clear influence of sherry.

      An unexpected call means that I can only continue the nosing 20 minutes later. And now I really like the whisky, because it's super balanced, very straightforward, but not one-dimensional. In addition to the dark berry notes, I find all the aromas that show nice, dark sherry aging side by side: macadamia, raisins, soft leather, mahogany, orange biscuit and chocolate.

      What I like best is that the flavors are so cleanly structured and have a great balance - this sets this dram apart from the boring and drinkable boards where everything is mixed like a mush.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The alcohol is present, but in a way that I think fits! Because it doesn't burn, but gives the dram intensity and volume.

      The palate is a bit fruitier than the nose, but otherwise corresponds to the nosing.

      After ten seconds in the mouth, the flavors spread beautifully and the sweetness is not too sticky or flat.
      Still slightly bitter at the back - but I like it here.

      I like it better without water.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The mouthfeel is very good, my mouth waters and I find the finish almost long.

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. DerDennis! did not rate this whisky Specialist

    It's delicious and almost palatable, but very one-dimensional. Smells good to us, but I can't really judge it. I don't find enough flavors for that ...

  6. meister-melzer scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Freshly opened:
    Strange eraser notes, lots of fruit, no wood, alcoholic. Not mine
    After 3 weeks :
    No great change to be seen, a shame, but I like the standard range a lot.

  7. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ????: nice golden orange Oloroso
    ????: very intense cool Oloroso, a bit fresh and uncouth, but cool and sweet, lots of chocolate, lots of sweet earthiness and wind,
    ????: sweet, very tasty! Slightly pinching and intense, but also gives the impression of being smooth, as if it softens but very slowly, this freshness tries to give way somewhere,
    ????: long and warming, sweet,
    The essence of a veeery cool 1st fill Oloroso with potential! Pychotka, what is that to say. Coherent, intense, but also wants to be smooth and velvety. If she could lie down a bit longer, soften, she could have jumped to a high level !!
    ????: 5.5 / 10
    ????: 89/100

  8. DrunkDude scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a review based on a small sample, and followed with a blind taste, it lost to kavalan solist oloroso, but surely win glendronach 18 years and glenrothes cut.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smell: Vanilla, melon, lemongrass, lemon, medium delicate, the presentation of vanilla smell is very close to the kavalan vinho barrique, simply dominating.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Taste: refreshing, lemon, honey, a balanced sherry cask, medium strength
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finish: bitter with little chocolate.

  9. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    You say that the first barrel of strong bottling for Germany. So a dream in a bottle ...? In order: Great color, nice bottle, good overall impression. Speed very high ... water necessary. The first dram I then emptied without writing a single note. I was confused, should I like that or not ...?
    Days later it only went on again, thanks to André's big rehearsal. Greetings from here to the archive. So ... let me put it this way: "This Tamdhu is an inflated youngster who can't keep up with the adults. A% -protz without stamina "I know that does not sound so good and in fact I have to stay well below 88.
    • Nose
      If the alcohol sting is gone with enough water, an upscale standard sherry nose remains. Respect. All nouns are certain to him. Finding only this is a constant up and down with very weak points in it. Not tight enough, too little body. Even long, slow inhalation does not conjure up anything and even gets stuck at a certain level. It wasn't even enough for a sherry lady. But so far good.
    • Taste
      You can feel it immediately when you put it on the tongue. Little volume, little density in the texture and hardly balanced it does not have the depth of a real heavyweight in the sherry upper class. Rather a light to middle weight without enough substance to really impress. Although I'm not a sherry master and I don't understand too much about it, I notice already at the transition that it is already waning !? Hi !? That shouldn't be true. The party is over. Ok, ... then off to the final.
    • Finish
      Medium to rather short for the% te on the bottle. Now I also notice (already on the palate) that this is possibly the wood (too young?) That is constantly dancing excitedly in the mouth and with increasingly drying bitterness also disrupts the finish. Neither has the nose turned over, nor has the palate brought about a smooth transition. No, this dram is simply too excited and not balanced enough to convince. What was added was a strange muff that accompanied me throughout the tasting. Attempt to describe: "Wet dirty linen cloth" ... no mistake. In the end, a big THANKS to hs305. With his Notes he cleared my head to write the right thing about this bottle, because he is right.
      The Tamdhu 2006 is for the price, a sheep in wolf's clothing.

  10. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first Tamdhu and then a single cask!
    Had little attention to the distillery so far - mistakes
    • Nose
      89 89
      light nuttiness, typical sherry fruits, forest fruit jam, vanilla sweetness, red currants
      some fresh green leaves with water
    • Taste
      92 92
      full-bodied, a little furry on the tongue, absolutely need water because the alcohol can be felt strongly, jam cookies, milk chocolate, chocolate-coated fruits
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2020] A quick review of a small sample only. I would never ever buy a bottle of a 13-years old modern whisky for that many bucks, unless it is both something very special and extremely quaffable...

    ...but this dram is not, according to my taste buds (only). This smells and tastes rather like high-proof sherry wine matured in aggressive virgin oak casks - where is the malt? Lovers of the modern "industry-designed" sherry monsters might adore such bottlings but I do not call this whisky for a very simple reason: I do neither smell nor taste any whisky in this drink...
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is tawny and the nose offers an intense modern sherry profile - not more, not less. It is fine and flawless but to be honest, there is nothing special of interest. The sherry is very strong while the malt-driven aromas are hard to catch at all. This nose is not balanced, it is sherry-driven only.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is a little more balanced with barley sugars shining through the massive wall of sherry flavours. The woods are very strong for a 13-years old, obviously these were aggressive virgin oak casks that contained sherry for a very limited time only (so all tannins are still in there). To be honest, this is nothing else than another "designed" modern sherry monster which has nothing in common with the fine sherry monsters of the past.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The initial mouthfeel is hot and bitter-astringent, the tannins of the fresh sherry casks take a significant toll on my taste buds. The finish is of medium length only (missing the oiliness of the whisky which is the most important factor for a good mouthfeel and decent length of the finish). It gets bitter-drying towards the end - yes, the tannins are at work again. Water is not needed, it just flattens everything.

  12. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I like it very much - unfortunately very expensive for 13 years
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. Socke67 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Sherry Sherry Sherry!!!

  14. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Typical Tamdhu! Lots of dark red fruits and some oak on the palate. Gorgeous long finish - dry and warming. Well done Tamdhu and Deinwhisky.de


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