Tamdhu 1990 LS

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124.00

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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

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Can this Magginote not at all and I'm there eigtl. Insensitive, too bad for the Tamdhu.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Medium length, tannins, burnt caramel (but cheap), brown sugar, nutmeg, date

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. eleiko5 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

    Score: 86/100




  7. Volanne scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium length, with brown sugar and milk chocolate.

  8. nulty scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sherry, expressive and powerful.
    • Nose
      Balsamic vinegar, beans, potting soil, old wood. Light smoke, spices. Candied cherries, grapes, "rum cake", dried apricots, quince, Turkish delight.
    • Taste
      Superb organic sherry. Powerful, long. Wooded without excess, dry and earthy. Prunes, pepper, something reminiscent of rhubarb, grapes, cocoa.
    • Finish
      Very long, dry, woody, spicy, liquorice.

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The link to Whiskysite.nl isn`t for this bottle but for Tamdhu 21 yo 1990 Oloroso 46% LS.


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