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Overall rating
90.70/100
votes
147
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
20.04.1973
Bottled
04.2008
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3230
Number of bottles
481
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JH/ACH
Barcode
5020613875920
Added on
14 Jun 2008 7:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 505,00

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Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 1973 GM

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.70 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A dreamlike Tamdhu with an incredible nose! The taste also leaves nothing to be desired, except the desire for another sip of this great and dreamy substance ...

    Edit: Unfortunately I have to increase the points from 93 or 94, the aftertaste is burning off an incredible fireworks display and probably makes me dream of this dreamy substance tonight!

    24/23/24/23 (94P)
    • Nose
      Wonderfully intense caramel shines in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter oily "legs" pull their long strips back into the glass. Intensive sherry is noticeable from afar, sweet dried raisins mix with candied strawberries, sweet cherries and wonderful leather aroma come into their own. Velvety vineyard peach mixes with sweet tobacco, caramelized sugar and a hint of milk chocolate ends with strawberries in a beguiling sweetness. Crunchy apples, a pinch of cinnamon and cocoa powder, a hint of fresh mint and juicy tangerines, the nose pulls out all the stops. Fantastic!
    • Taste
      Sour cherries, currants and blackberries, candied apple and sweet strawberries are alluring after the first sip. Shortly thereafter, leather and decayed wood stick to the palate, subtle wooden sharpness tickles the tongue, dark earth tones mix with oranges and dark chocolate. The second sip flows sweetly and fruity on the tongue, in the next moment wet leather and caramelized sugar heat up the palate, raisins and zest of orange peels follow. Suddenly fresh mint sticks to the tongue, a hint of menthol and eucalyptus refresh the mouth, the tamdhu burns a real fireworks display, the variety of flavors is impressive. The mouthfeel slowly becomes creamy and greasy, hazelnuts and walnuts stick to the tongue with dried tobacco and hints of cedarwood.
    • Finish
      Spicy wood tones stick to the palate in combination with leather and tobacco, sour cherries fall into liquid dark chocolate, grated old orange peel trickles onto dried grapes and berries. A fine leather note with mint and menthol lies comfortably in the background. The tasty flavors pamper the palate for a long time.

  2. 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

  3. Donpistoni scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  4. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Begins reluctantly. Old raisins, dusty attic. Candied pieces of orange, a hint of cinnamon and clove, some candle wax.
    • Taste
      Oily and spicy. Oranges, black pepper. Some caramel, almonds and old walnuts. Espresso. At the end slightly furry with a pleasant bitterness.

  5. toklian scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N23 P22 F22 B23

  6. 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[-]

  7. 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.

  8. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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