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Tamdhu 10-year-old

Overall rating
82.59/100
votes
224
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 'Can Dhu Spirit'
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2013 10:23 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 41,65

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224 × member ratings

458 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 10-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.59 points

  1. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Extremely round and harmonious. Lots of sherry, nuts, raisins, dried apricots, fruit bread and a juicy-spicy note of rye bread. In the background again and again nutty ribs, caramel, fine spices and delicate American oak. Overall, very tight interwoven flavors. After a while, it reminds a lot of bread and butter pudding with custard cream.
    • Taste
      Soft appealing sherrytönig-nutty onset. Significantly drier as the smell can be expected. A lot of nutty malt, pumpernickel, hazelnut chocolate, pickled dried fruit, strong oak, leather and jute. Overall nice and spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sherrytönig after dried figs and raisins.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Seems to have quite some batch variation. I have two 10-year-olds going, and one is noticeably darker than the other. This review is for the lighter, more refill-influenced one.

    Unbeatable value-for-money-ratio at around 30 € for an all-sherry-matured ten-year-old.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lovely refill sherry (mainly American oak) nose, with chewy, light-brown caramel and wild flowers in the lead, accompanied by a sweet citrus note, like a juice freshly squeezed out of very ripe oranges. Very light but lovely wood notes behind it all. Sultanas, a bit of sweet pear and/or grape juice, some marzipan. The sherry influence is so clean and immaculate that it noses older than its 10 years. Blind I'd probably have guessed that this was 12-15 years old.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very soft and light texture, perhaps a bit too watery even at 43% (to say nothing of the 40%-version). From the mid-palate onwards, there's some alcoholic heat that the 12-year-old doesn't have, so I guess that's the youth showing (the 40%-version, from what I remember, has zero heat through, unsurprisingly). Very chocolate-y. Lovely clean Oloroso notes throughout, with some white-pepper bite toward the finish.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Some 30-plus seconds after swallowing, there are still some pockets of heat found flaring up in distant corners of the inside of my mouth. Apart from that, some milk chocolate and grape / orange sweetness. Very (and I mean *very*) little dryness and no oak whatsoever, it's basically all just juicy sweetness.

  3. robain scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
      Some leafs, I get a strong vanilla smell followed by some armenian plum & dry fruit.
    • Taste
      86 86
      vanilla, sherried cask

      Vanilla can still be tasted. Its not as complex as i want it to be.
    • Finish
      86 86
      vanilla, short, it dies very fast

  4. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Minimal fruit, apricots, mirabelles, vanilla, oaky spicy oak, minimal perfume notes
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy, oaky, subtle fruit and vanilla notes, mild
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium in the middle, mixture of vanilla and oak tones, minimal honey

  5. logo229 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A good basic mole, a pleasant and quite rich and deep aroma for your age, simple but well balanced taste / finish slightly lose flavor, but generally do not lower the bar. The sherry barrels organically merge with the base, a very good saturation for the commercial fortress.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dense, raw grain, furniture varnish, wine and berry-note notes, raw wood, vegetables - potatoes, pumpkin; fruit compote, plum, raisins, grape juice, dried apricots.
    • Taste
      Dense, woody-lacquer, slightly oily, light peppery wave, spicy oak, orange peel, herbal sour, dried apricots, dried cantaloupe.
    • Finish
      Light, ginger, herbal notes, orange peel, compote of berries and fruits, dried fruits - dried apricots, raisins, kvass motifs, light beer.

  7. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, ripe fruits, a little bit salt, pears, light smoke, spices and honey notes on nose.

    Sweet fruits, light peated smoke, salt, spices, dried fruits and honey notes on palate. It starts with sweetness and goes to peat.

    Vanilla, light peated smoke, sweet fruits on short finish.

    It’s a simple, but good blend with good balance between sweetness and peat. The perfect choice to drink with the friends on picnics.

  8. M_B scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Aromatically mild sherry-toned nose. Nice dark fruits, especially plums, and chocolate. A few toasted almonds and a touch of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Creamy mild on the go. Fruity and spicy in the taste. Dark sherry-tinged with prunes and raisins. In addition a lot of dark chocolate. Nice bittersweet note.
    • Finish
      Long and mild. Aromatic.

  10. Fränky Roock scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      90 90

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