1 of 249 bottles from Cask 8126
We always find Tamdhu to be very ‘well made’. It epitomises the lighter style of Speysides – fresh and fragrant, and perfect for drinking at any time of day. This bottling is from a refill American oak hogshead, which has given the whisky a Chardonnay hue – polished gold in certain lights. The nose at full strength is reminiscent of honey-comb (clover honey), with both floral and fruity notes behind – possibly gardenias and tangerines. The flavour is hot and sweet, but palatable. Water turns the whisky slightly opaque, a sign of flavour-bearing compounds which are usually filtered out. Now the nose is lighter and fresher, but consistent with the first nose. The mouthfeel is smooth; the flavour sweet, with a trace of crisp acidity. Feminine in style – a wonderful aperitif!