Tamdhu 2004 vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Stated Age
06 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 apr 2011 10:54 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.83

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44 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Tamdhu 2004 vW

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.48 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, strong and balanced one. Very pleasant dram.
    • Nose
      Clearly some sherry notes, prunes, nuts, red fruit, raisins, honey. Later on some chocolate as well.
    • Taste
      Strong, full, pungent, pepper, fruity, oranges, raisins. Sweet as well, honey. Really intense. Coffee enters.
    • Finish
      Still a little pungent, full taste, intense, spicy, cinnamon. Some red fruits and honey remain, long finish.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant and youthful expressive mole, although due to small years there is no depth and variety, but it is very open and even naive, that is, some kind of primitivism in the best manifestations. Bribes his directness and adolescent optimism, well, I ask you to pay attention, in 6 years of such quality - God grant to everyone.
    • Nose
      Extremely dense and concentrated, woody-dried fruit, floral and citrus tones in the background, raisins, boiled condensed milk, mineral notes.
    • Taste
      Pepper wave, cream-oak batch, citrus - lemon, orange; raisins in its various forms, powerfully, densely, without excessive variety, but clearly and reliably.
    • Finish
      Oak-ginger, cream, compote of dried fruits, Ieyum, fondant;

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    add some water.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dede scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A malt that lacks definition. The perceived aromas are a little rough, especially in the mouth. Adding water significantly improves the nose.
    • Nose
      The first nose is alcoholic and not very expressive. By giving him time, he opens a little, but nothing foolish. Caramel, vegetal notes (cut grass for a few days), a little citrus acidity, but the whole remains a bit of a hint despite a fresh and mentholated touch in the background. Alcohol vapors remain very present. A little water does him good. It is then softer, with icing sugar, and especially less hardy. The liveliness provided by the acidulous notes is also more evident. A few days of ventilation have done him a lot of good. The profile is essentially the same, but the defects have faded in favor of the qualities. It is its freshness and liveliness that dominate now, with a very nice alliance of mint and lemon. Vinous notes after adding water.
    • Taste
      The attack is powerful. There is a lot of alcohol, enough to claim a drop of water anyway. However, we manage to tame it by turning it in the mouth. We are on vaguely sweet-bitter flavors mixed with chemical aroma of apple and an acidulous tip. Water actually erodes the burn of alcohol but unfortunately does not produce much aromatic. Like the nose, it is much better a few days later, fresh and tangy (lemon sweets, verbena), especially with a drop of water.
    • Finish
      Of medium length, it is acidulated, on the lemon candy.

  5. Volanne scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A tough malt drawn from a cask that gave a lot, and gave it fast. Too violent for my taste.
    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Strange. Toffee, but also something citric and sour. Orange flavoured fudge? Raspberry vinegar? pomegranate? All kinds of odd tasting chemical sweets. Baked apples. Apple pie and its vanilla/cinnamon ice cream. marzipan. Something farmy too. Taned leather. Complicated, and surely uncommon, but in a way that doesn't completely succeeds in hiding rooty notes that reveals a certain youthfulness. And even if the alcohol is quite well integrated for a malt that probably reaches 60%, you'd better like it hot!
    • Taste
      Quite hot indeed. Water please! More marmelade, now. And still some leather. Orange fudge. Milk jam. Almond jam. A coffee with a cloud of milk. Corossol ice cream. Creamy, but really hot.
    • Finish
      Long and tough, sustained by the heat of the alcohol, the return of the apples and cinnamon, and a hint of sour milk.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: fudge, tobacco, spicy - cinnamon and forest fruit
    T: malty, young, coffee, chocolate and some dried fruits
    F: dry, honey and orange peel

  7. I_SPEY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very "aimable" whisky, not too sweet and good drinkable(neat) at 60.2%, but with 3 to 4 dops of water even better, especially richer, with a perfect body! Like, eh....., eh......., forgot her name


  8. PierreDH scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Blind testing at the Whisky-Distillery Tasting Sessions (WDTS)
    => http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index.shtml
    • Nose
      Bewitching, very sweet. Corinth raisin, Demerara sugar, butter. Elegant Sherry. Very nose
    • Taste
      Very sweet, syrupy. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Finish
      Aromatic and long. Mocha and candico brown sugar. Creamy revival. Persistence on ripe banana.


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