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Overall rating
86.79/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
27.01.2005
Bottled
15.01.2015
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
353
Number of bottles
631
Strength
60.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Feb 2015 5:22 pm by sengaia
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,00

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72 × member ratings

151 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 2005 vW

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.79 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An agressive rather young fellow. Not my cup of tea.
    • Nose
      Initially there is an alcohol dominance which has to be tamed first. Without water it’s hard to get to the core. Actually it stays quite hard, even without water. Black berries, tannines, dark wood and chocolate with orange peel.
    • Taste
      Orange chocolate immediately on arrival. Caramel fudge. Full, thick bodied but also rather bitey, even with quite an amount of water. It paralyses the palate a bit to much.
    • Finish
      Medium-short. Quite agressive. Wood, coffee, chocolate and maybe some fruit but it paralyses me to much to make some sense out of it. A bitter, dry, tannic mouthfeel stays behind. Not that pleasant actually. It keeps being tingling on the tongue.

  2. OKoster scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Besides the Ultimate cask strength Longmorn's, the Tamdhu's certainly belong to my favorite. The smell, the taste and the recognisability of ingredients, that I leave to each his own judgment. After all, it is a different experience for each of us. Cheers!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Macerik scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Sherry Bomb! Delicious. With 1 -2 duppies of water full aroma of sweet notes. vanilla and caramel
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Bendrachm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Only 1/3 left in bottle.

    EYES: Amontillad minus. Tiny beads. NOSE: Confectionary (banana). Cognac, sultanas (sherry). Slightly burning in the nostrils. Young. Date, Cuban espresso, cotton candy. MOUTH: Short alcoholic burn. Lemon peel, leather. Grapefruit. Taketsuru-ish.

  6. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The impressed me now but right. My first Tamdhu and I did not expect too much now. With sherry, youth and neat alcohol I expected, but I was wrong (except the sherry nat.;)). The alc. Is fantastically integrated and on over 60% I would never come blind, he does not need water. He looks older too. Class stuff that has been occupying me for 1 hour now!
    • Nose
      It immediately exudes an intense feeling of creamy dark and warm caramel. Behind it comes lovely sherry, dark warm cherry compote, whole milk chocolate sauce, a little red sweet apple and a little vanilla. The high alcohol content does not disturb the nose at all. After a long time in the glass, a few herbs and Bavarian block malt come to light.
    • Taste
      Strong, sweet dark sherry, slightly creamy dark caramel, some roasted walnuts and pepper is added
    • Finish
      First slightly warm, sweet and then strong sherry. Now bitterness comes in the form of some oak / woody and strong dark chocolate pralines with delicate Moccacremefüllung added. That stays long on the tongue. Finally, a good portion of dark red, ripe apple.

  7. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet, nose is full of caramel, coffee, vanilla and honey. In the mouth it is somewhat peppery but not very fruity, maybe only slightly orange and then in combination with chocolate. The aftertaste is not very long but intense, I think the bitterness mentioned earlier is not too bad.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Isn't it just great that these 'bombs' are such fun!? Be mindfull of the heavy alcohol, and enjoy. They where very cheap at just €49,-
    • Nose
      Good attack from the alcohol, less severe than i thought. Well done, extra dark caramels, The big 'trademark' from these Thamdhu's; cream and butter! Layers of fat butter that turns into a cake or cookie. Gets more bitter and reveals hazelnuts and some coffee.
    • Taste
      Intense attack, but balanced because of the sherry influence. Bit more fruity, like lemon with orange. Did i mention the creamy taste? Vanilla custard or creme brulee, with a real topping of burned Sugar.
    • Finish
      Some chocolate mousse, raisins and white grape with a bitter edge

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Dark apple syrup. sherry, shoe polish. I find this one rather intruding. I think it will open up more with water: With water more caramel fudge pops up in the smell.

    Taste: Boooom! sherry monster! Bit of a bite from the alcohol. This is the stuff I'm looking for. Hints of oak vanilla and toffee fudge but the sherry is overpowering. With water: more sweetness as in caramel fudge and after that the sherry comes.

    Body: full oily

    Finish: medium-long: Sherry and sherry and some hint of the oak. With water there is a little more sweet and sour note, but still very sherry driven!

    Price: Very reasonable, I would not pay more than 60 euro's.

    Presentation: as always with The Ultimate: sober but decent.

    Comments: Head to head with https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/64991/tamdhu-2005-vw. This one needed less water and was more 'darker' or less fruitier.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. tkoppelaar scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Oily, noten, rood fruit, vanille, cake
    • Taste
      Sherry, vanille, caramel, fudge, dik stroperig, klein beetje confijt fruit of dadels
    • Finish
      Amandel, toffee, fruit

      , peper

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