- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The 'Can Dhu Spirit'
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Sherry Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Oct 2013 10:23 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 10-year-old
44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.64 points
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.
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.
Medium long and sherrytönig after dried figs and raisins.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Some leafs, I get a strong vanilla smell followed by some armenian plum & dry fruit.
vanilla, sherried cask
Vanilla can still be tasted. Its not as complex as i want it to be.
vanilla, short, it dies very fast
Minimal fruit, apricots, mirabelles, vanilla, oaky spicy oak, minimal perfume notes
Spicy, oaky, subtle fruit and vanilla notes, mild
Medium in the middle, mixture of vanilla and oak tones, minimal honey
- 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.
Restrained, dense, raw grain, furniture varnish, wine and berry-note notes, raw wood, vegetables - potatoes, pumpkin; fruit compote, plum, raisins, grape juice, dried apricots.
Dense, woody-lacquer, slightly oily, light peppery wave, spicy oak, orange peel, herbal sour, dried apricots, dried cantaloupe.
Light, ginger, herbal notes, orange peel, compote of berries and fruits, dried fruits - dried apricots, raisins, kvass motifs, light beer.