Tamdhu Cigar Malt, Batch 1, 53.8%. Original bottling. Ageing: Oloroso sherry casks (first fill).
Nose: Very sweet and slightly dry. Rum balls next to dark chocolate and dried berries. I find roasted almonds, raisins, wine gums and a little nut cake, as well as cigars in leather cases and sandalwood. There is a hint of cinnamon in the background. With time, the fruit component becomes clearer, plum jam and cherry juice come to mind.
Palate: Thick, oily, intense. Here, too, some raisins, some cane sugar and tobacco smoke, I also find cedar and oak. In addition to the quite strong sweetness, there is also an intense spiciness, lots of cinnamon and some children's liquorice, a hint of sulfur and, to round it off, pleasant nougat pralines.
Finish: Medium length, cinnamon chocolate and blood orange, latte and a hint of pepper
Conclusion: No age statement, but there were also a few significantly older barrels in play here. Sherry cask aging is often said to go well with cigars, but this whisky would be far too good for me as a pure accompaniment. A really strong tamdhu. 88/100 points (2022)