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Overall rating
90.69/100
votes
136
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
20.04.1973
Bottled
01.04.2008
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3230
Number of bottles
481
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Jun 2008 7:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 442,00

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136 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 1973 GM

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.69 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Ingenious Tamdhu, definitely my best ever, getting absolute dream barrel.
    • Nose
      Cherry pie, pumpernickel, lots of dark toffee and dark honey, fine cocoa, cumin, fennel, old, oiled leather, mushrooms, moist tobacco leaves, pickled plums, licorice, truffles, sweet licorice
    • Taste
      Many raisins, tannin rich, dry-rich, dates, blood orange, a little too long pickled pineapple and plums, moist tobacco, truffles, licorice, black bread, very dark chestnut honey, black cherry, full and the mouth room
    • Finish
      Long, black bread, tobacco, raisins, chestnut and walnut, licorice

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/whisky-in-berlin-cafe-bar-madonna-part-2-2/

    Colour-wise, this has a distinct murky golden ruddiness that only a really old sherry number, one that’s aged in cask & glass could provide.

    N: Despite the thick smoke that’s fully penetrated every corner of the bijou Cafe Bar Madonna, I’m picking out a shopping list of flavours centred around textural & chewy oaky fructose sugars with a fungal touch. This is ‘full’ despite also being a little delicate yet sharp/peppery with some spiced heat, caramel-ed dried fruits, fruits in lolly & yoghurt form, candy fruits, fruit pieces in sponge, boot polish, leather, some murky fusty dunnage,.…. I love what Serge says about this being ‘Not easy-easy and maybe a tad cerebral, but truly wonderful’. His overall notes for this whisky are amazing.
    T: Immediate head nods for the express-delivered OBE-led dustiness & dry sherry>sweet citrus chew. It swiftly becomes somewhat narrow with a focused spicy attack (yet totally within acceptable limits), and a little acidity before widening out again towards more of that heady-light ethereal action – the physical experience concentrated mainly around the mid~side palate. Doesn’t long-aged first fill sherry-matured juice just love these long standing glass-contained conditions? Bravo Charlie Tango and I share all manner of personal & philosophy thoughts whilst a strong & singular waft of sinsemilla enters the nicotine-filled bar.
    F: Fructose-sweet old dusty sherry, flavoured with cloves, cinnamon, vivid dried clementines and radishes. The savoury-fructose-sweetness with a fungal sour side and only a little oak bitters & dry oak oils, tickle the umami G-spot.
    C: A sensational experience despite this being the last pour from an old bottle. Only the high 56% abv saved this one from oblivion. A true Berlin highlight.

    Scores an A[-]

  3. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Powerful well matured complex Tamdhu, premium piece.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Floral. Sherry, peat, citruses, raisin, earth, lacquered wood, antique leather and wood smoke.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Tannic oak, pineapple, blood orange, waxy fruits, cocoa, pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, spicy and fruity.

  4. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Badankt for the sample Ogi;)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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