Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
56.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2014 3:24 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 124.95

4 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 1991 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.27 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A perfect, uncomplicated, but well-aged summer dram with plenty of power.

    Got this on sale for 75 €, which is outright criminal. Should've bought a bottle for myself on top of dividing one up in a bottle share.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Interestingly, pretty close to the recent cask strength (pardon, me, "batch strength") OBs in some regards. Specifically: the same nuttiness, sweet fruits, marzipan, and creaminess and punchiness. Now, I'd assume that about 50 percent of that is due to the spirit, and another 50 to the use of American oak, which probably also predominates in the "Batch Strength" bottlings. So this does feel like those bottlings' brighter, more summery cousin, with orchard fruits instead of dried fruits, and honey instead of leather. There's also a sense of corn syrup (it's that sweet).
    • Taste
      88 88
      The alcohol makes its presence felt without ever becoming sharp. I get strong notes of sun-parched grass and/or hay, as well as buckets of honey, with a nice citric kick (kiwi, tangerines) and a restrained bitterness at the end to balance things out. No overt woodiness. It's a bit simple, but really good.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The palate on repeat, as it slowly fades out: a bit of heat, a lot of honey and hay. Nothing to write home about, but competent, without any distracting, over-the-top bitterness. Grapefruit, walnuts... something like that.

  2. Bam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Unspectacular but quite tasty, clearly marked by citrus notes.
    • Nose
      First, I have a corn flavor with roasted aromas, no grain / bourbon corn, but rather the direction of grilled corn on the cob, or lightly burned popcorn. In addition, a floral herbal note, as well as sweetness in the form of honey and vanilla. Sugared grapefruit and some musty oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet citrus start, I have an association with homemade lemonade. The floral herbs are back. Honey again, and some vanilla. Slowly the oak spreads out. Oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      It dries and becomes slightly tender again, the lemon stays long, with a subtle bitterness from the oak, in the form of espresso.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, delicious Tamdhu, although it's age is not really felt. 86/87.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Floral. Fruits, citruses, walnut with honey and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful. Yellow fruits, honey, caramel, freshly grated lemon peel and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, spicy.

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A Speyside after all very classic. Not bad, but not surprising either.
    • Nose
      Nose shy enough. Vanilla, pear, and a hint of lemon.
    • Taste
      The mouth is more powerful and more present. Also on vanilla, tart lemon, and juicy white fruits.
    • Finish
      Short. Peppery and slightly astringent. A little wood appears.


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