Tamdhu 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.03/100
votes
117
Whiskybase ID
WB207124
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
13.03.2022
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Seasoned Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852048858
Added on
31 mar 2022 10:31 pm by glasskeeper
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 147.71

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117 × member ratings

216 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tamdhu 18-year-old

29 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.03 points.

  1. Tony_drink_not_drunk scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Tamdhu 18
    ABV:46.8% Cask:Oloroso sseasoned Sherry cask
    • Nose
      relatively light sherry wood
    • Taste
      Smooth,A little old milk powder like those old Macallan have,Much better than the the 12, 15 years.Unfortunately its mediocre and nothing surprise me
    • Finish
      =>Score:82 [Recommend to try]

  2. wndayy scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Chocolate with raisins, caramel coffee, fruit cake and nuts, slight leather and tobacco. The overall taste is full and rich. I like it
    • Nose
      88 88
      raisins, spices with leather and tobacco, very sweet, dark fruit, vanilla and oak.
    • Taste
      89 89
      chocolate, raisins, nuts, a small amount of leather, caramel with coffee, caramel, fruit cake.
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, nut, coffee with caramel, roasted malt aroma, spice with oak, slightly pungent.

  3. TimkoT scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Amber color. Pretty oily.
    • Nose
      87 87
      An intense nose advises. Full. Rich. Feel Sherry Oloroso and PX. Dried fruits. Dark fruit. Blueberries. Spices. A little bit of spice and spices.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dried fruits. Dark berries. Blueberries, dates, raisins. Spices. Cinnamon. A pinch of white pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Spices. Cinnamon. Dark berries. Blueberries. Berries. White pepper. Medium-long finish.

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a malt that is complex but easy to enjoy
    good sherry malt
    for there is hardly any difference to the 15y
    • Nose
      dark, dark sweet berry, plum must, leather/tobacco, old oak, raisins, sherry (sweet, dark), caramel comes, late light vanilla

      from 1920s: dark tart berry (currant), old oak, light polish/varnish, light cardboard + ink, tobacco, plastic, late sweet ripe and mushy berries
    • Taste
      full, round, oily
      dark, coffee/espresso + chocolate bitter ~ 70-80%, leather, light caramel (very dark), raisins, sherry (delightfully sweet),
    • Finish
      long
      Sherry, coffee+caramel+dark sugar, spicy
      slightly furry

  6. BehindSpace scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The first nose is promising.
    Sweet, albeit less sweet than expected. A little more nuttiness. A little less oak and spice as hoped.
    It's missing a bit of complexity.
    Yes, it is definitely on the deliciously nutty side.

    All around a great whisky on the nose, if not outstanding or 'special' for any reason.

    The taste does the same for the nose.
    The finish is there, albeit a little shorter than expected.

    A few drops of water make it a bit more mentholated and nutty. Little changes at the end.
    Can be done, does not have to be.

    For me it should be a bit heavier and/or darker.
    The nuttiness prevails.

    Not a bad whisky, but just overpriced.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tamdhu Session: 2022.08.16.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/165046/tamdhu-batch-strength
    85+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/127069/tamdhu-15-year-old
    86+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/207124/tamdhu-18-year-old
    87-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/130525/tamdhu-dalbeallie-dram
    88+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/120838/tamdhu-gran-reserva
    86-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/197652/tamdhu-1997-mswd
    90-
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    with water: now the whisky opens, coffee and liquorice are added - great !!!

    Conclusion: excellent sherry dram with a typical Tamdhu note, good balance between sweet and tart sherry notes, maybe a bit too dry in the finish
    • Nose
      89 89
      Raisins, cocoa, cloves, some leather polish, dark sweetness, acacia honey, pleasant tannins, dark wood, very good alcohol strength, black cherries, blackberries, black currants
    • Taste
      89 89
      good texture, slightly oily, fresh and yet dignified, intense dark sweetness, but not too much, raisin, cocoa
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and pleasant, dark and red fruits, raisins, good oak influence, wood polish, leather, quite dry at the end

  9. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice, clean sherry malt that I tried in direct comparison with the Glendronach 18 (WB153368) and which is not clearly defeated, because it is a matter of taste whether you prefer the authentic Tamdhu with the clear Oloroso structure or the Glendronach with its gives preference to creamy-round smoothness. In terms of quality, I feel the Glendronach is slightly ahead (about 1 point).

    The Tamdhu is also less sweet than the batch of Glendronach mentioned above.
    • Nose
      89 89
      In Blenders, very nutty notes from the Oloroso at the beginning. Behind this is a comparatively thin sweetness of berries and grapes. The alcohol calms down after about 10 minutes.

      In the Glencairnglas it is a bit thinner and compared to the Glendronach it lacks the volume, the intensity and the cleanliness. What I like about this, however, is that the whisky is not as smooth and round as the Glendronach, although the Tamdhu is definitely a well-balanced and well-balanced whisky. Less sweet than the Glendronach and also slightly less complex.
    • Taste
      88 88
      88.5
      Again, more Oloroso and wood than PX and sweetness. The Glendronach is also only given Oloroso, but it seems a little influenced by PX. Overall, this one is a bit too dry for me. The bitter notes from the wood are appropriate and not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Beautifully mouth-filling and with a medium, almost even long and overall pleasant finish.

  10. Gregor83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  11. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I've been looking forward to that for a long time.
    Now he is tried.

    The color promises a lot
    but also a first, cautious smell.
    Looks older than advertised
    a note that is both sweet and woody.
    Wonderful!

    I had a 25 year old Mannochmore in the glass the other day,
    this one reminds me of him.

    At first it seems a bit light, almost watery,
    but then he comes...
    A very nice aroma:
    those fine notes of wood again,
    the sherry doesn't kill
    seems more supportive.
    Not old, rather young and lively.
    But still beautiful aromas that unfold so wonderfully, especially in the mouth...

    Class!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Really good sherry malt. You should like the noticeable tart-spicy oak, fruit tends to hold back behind it as an accompaniment. Exactly my taste.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry; dark fruits; raisins; prunes; Leather; some chocolate; old oak cabinet with furniture polish
      - great mature nose, quite reminiscent of Macallan
    • Taste
      89 89
      initially sweet with nice dried fruits; raisins; then more and more a tingling, spicy-tart oak comes through; some leather and tobacco; plus dark chocolate
    • Finish
      89 89
      spicy; dried fruits; Leather; Bitter chocolate; European oak with very pleasantly fine bitter-tart tannins

  14. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Majestoso scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Completely ambivalent, very happy and just opened after almost 3 weeks. You read and hear a lot on Youtube and in Facebook forums the comparison to the Glendronach 18th.
    Therefore, my expectations were adventurously high.
    This clouds immediately after opening... This expectation cannot be confirmed in any situation.
    Don't get this wrong, whisky has sherry. Yes it has, but this modern sweet character (sometimes for me this meaningless profile or depth of whisky and sherry combination) and therefore very, sry, disappointing conclusion. Especially at the price, this high expectation does not apply. I'm not a whiner, God knows, but as a Tamdhu fan and not seeing the high net references I'm disappointed.
    I wonder where all the people smell and taste the "typical flavors of dark and heavy" whisky...

  16. SebStar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  17. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. Sporx scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Sherry, leather, spicy

    taste
    Sherry, spicy, chocolate, intense

    finish
    Medium length, sweet, spicy

  19. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tamdhu did a lot of things right here. Great fruit, good balance of cask and distillate, almost no bitterness at all, good drinking strength with ideal alcohol integration.
    Then why not 90 points? That's down to my personal preference. With Oloroso aging, I really like an old school sherry character with tart, leathery, dusty influences, as a reference to the Glengoyne 21yo 2016-2020. Tamdhu does not do that here, so we have a modern sherry profile with fewer edges, more palatable and certainly very suitable for the masses. I suspect a higher proportion of seasoned American Oak Sherry Casks.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Yes, there is the Tamdhu DNA with the typical orange woven into the sherry aromas. Only Macallan has something like that. Quite sweet, raisins and prunes, softcake orange, blackberry. Alcohol very well integrated.
      Very nice fruit salad with little wood influence.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Initially super sweet on the tongue, before the wood of the barrels finally completes the concert and the fruit salad and wine gum are joined by chocolate and nutty notes as well as a few spices. Still very relaxed alcohol without being watery. On the contrary, the malt spreads mouth-filling. Pleasant to drink and yet sufficiently complex to remain exciting.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Out back a great balance of fruity and spicy components. Medium to long and very tasty.

  20. Artus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. FeydRautha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  22. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One to take your time with.
    • Nose
      Undeniably a step up from the Tamdhu 15 Years, which I like a lot. Plenty of sultanas, dark chocolate, prunes and some almond paste, but also touches of warming cinnamon and cherries. Then a whiff of fennel seeds too, with finally a few drops of dark caramel too.
    • Taste
      Plenty of dark wood spices, such as cloves, pepper and nutmeg. But the sultanas make an encore, accompanied by polished leather, walnuts and touches of espresso, as well as chocolate truffles. Did I mention the mouthfeel yet? It's proper oily and rich.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, subtle tannins and more coffee and nuts. Medium-long.

  23. Brucema scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    sweet,raisin,little spicy,tasted like 43Alc,

  24. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89
      It's a very good whisky and just short of GD 18. The price isn't fun.

  25. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. jabguit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    like any Tamdhu it reveals very high quality in distillation and cask selection, though it doesn't really blow me away like GD Allardice still does. comparing side by side with Allardice and Bunna 18 the Bunna has the nose hands down with its complexity; Tamdhu is is somewhat in between the Bunna and GD; GD wins for mouthfeel and finish. all in all the Tamdhu 18 is a wonderful dram, though it won't replace Allardice as my favorite 18 Oloroso matured malt
    • Nose
      Oloroso fruitiness balanced with oak and spices
    • Taste
      rather sweet but not cloying; nutty; caramel
    • Finish
      a little dryness, but smooth; medium long

  27. ekn1967 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Interesting Tamdhu with intense deep layers, with remarkable sherry tones, a lot of fruitiness, and subtle sweet spicyness.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Pear and apple, dried raisins, milk chocolate, some ginger, sherry
    • Taste
      87 87
      Vanilla, subtle oak, sweet spice, brown sugar, deep sherry notes,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish, spicy, fruity, a bit sweet, honey

  28. raithrover scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    My notes from Dramface:

    Nose
    Black shoe polish, red liquorice and an emphasis on darkness but not over eagerly in stating its ambition. Rubbed red apples, chilli flakes, light brown sugar and brown bread. Candied orange and rhubarb bring some tartness, honey-roasted nuts, rose petals. A touch of raspberry, vanilla caramel. Adding water brings out more zest and orange oil.

    Palate
    Very restrained, relaxed even. Calmly arrives, does its bit, becomes cloying and then leaves a lasting finish of figs and dark chocolate sponge cake. If you listen closely enough, you’ll pick out raisins. Autumnal foliage, dark brown sugar, aniseed balls, caffe latte and charcoal. A touch drying and bitter midway, which is fine in my book as it just adds to the experience. Plums, apricot, hessian cloth, worn leather binding and stewed black tea. A splash of water tones things down, you’ll still recognise it as a sherried whisky, without the nuances noted previously; just a hint of spent tobacco and figs

  29. Francishomola scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      deep, rich, nutty, apple, you can smell the age,
    • Taste
      mouth coating, oily, little spicy Tamdhuish character but less than 15 one,
    • Finish
      medium finish, dry finish, tannins, nice spice linger for long, nuts remain aftertaste

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