- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Liquid Sun (LS)
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 48.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Jun 2011 10:00 pm
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59 × member ratings
35 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 1990 LS
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.16 points
- red fruit, chocolate, mocha, praline, bit of wood on the tongue, vla, small alcohol / red pepper burn in the mouth, quite some harsh wood, apples syrup, finishes really dry, otherwise it would have been 90 points
- I agree with others this is not a good Tamdhu it has a meaty off note not like sulphur just like thick rubbery beef.
It is far from undrinkable and does improve with time in the glass and in time the sherry stats to dominate which does overpower the off note.
The nose is the best part.
- Can this Magginote not at all and I'm there eigtl. Insensitive, too bad for the Tamdhu.
Disappointing, pure Maggi, rarely had such a Maggibombe in the glass, no idea how not to find that, soy sauce, so cheap carnival caramel and chocolate, some hazelnut vllt. and dark honey
Overflowing Maggi, sweet and pointed at the same time, Maggi and again Maggi, some cherry and date in between, sweet and sour, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, some cocoa and some tannins that spread rather unpleasantly, wooded parquet, some baked apple behind suddenly
Medium length, tannins, burnt caramel (but cheap), brown sugar, nutmeg, date
- Tamdhu 21 yo 1990 (48,1%, Liquid Sun 2011, sherry butt, 312 btl.)
Nose: heavy sherry with lots of dates, roasted nuts and chocolate notes. Rum & raisins. Prune jam. Soft meaty hints but nothing dirty here. Burnt sugar. Oranges. Similar to the Tamdhu 1990 by Malts of Scotland. Mouth: a thick mixture of sweet notes (syrup, moscovado sugar, dried fruits) and more savoury notes (herbs, slightly bitter chocolate, cinchona). Some eucalyptus and liquorice. Cocoa and roasted chestnuts. Obviously some wood as well (how else would it get this colour, right?). Finish: long, bittersweet with liquorice and dark coffee. Slowly drying.
Very heavy sherry, a bit too much for my taste actually and better suited for the winter time. On the other hand, it’s quite flawless and I’m sure it’s spot-on for markets with lots of sherry lovers. Around € 80.
- A high strength malt, probably from a large batch rather than a single cask. Not bad whisky, but the dialog with the sherry is a tad boring.
Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
Young and powerful sherry. Something sweet and sour, not unlike south-east Asian cooking (pork with pineapples for instance). After a little while, gets quite “A’Bunadh-ish”, unfolding on dry fruits (almond peels, hazelnuts). Not unpleasant at all, but seems rather simple whisky to me, with a bit too much caramel to my liking.
Really hot now (55%?), but quite sweetish at the same time, almost cloying. Same sweet and sour feeling than on the nose, with more spices coming from the cask. Some cinnamon, and a hint of clove. Also a little cocoa. No bitterness, but quite some tannin.
Medium length, with brown sugar and milk chocolate.
- Beautiful sherry, expressive and powerful.
Balsamic vinegar, beans, potting soil, old wood. Light smoke, spices. Candied cherries, grapes, "rum cake", dried apricots, quince, Turkish delight.
Superb organic sherry. Powerful, long. Wooded without excess, dry and earthy. Prunes, pepper, something reminiscent of rhubarb, grapes, cocoa.
Very long, dry, woody, spicy, liquorice.
- The link to Whiskysite.nl isn`t for this bottle but for Tamdhu 21 yo 1990 Oloroso 46% LS.