Tamdhu Batch Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Casks
Batch 001
58.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Special Edition
Bottle code
L 04 11 15
Added on
20 Mar 2015 1:08 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77,77

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295 × member ratings

637 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu Batch Strength

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.01 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2015]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 65 Euro in May, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  My notes state a rather harsh and somewhat unbalanced modern sherry profile that is still a little immature.  Not my kind of dram...

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I think this is a worthy competitor to an a'bunadh
    • Nose
      leather, some sherry sourness, definitely in Oloroso territory
    • Taste
      not overly sweet toffee, dry with that Oloroso tartness coming in but not too dominant
    • Finish
      medium with a balance woody tang

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A great Tamdhu version of batch strength, they used to come out like that and then sent to Glasgow where they got chill filtered and reduced to 40- or 43%. There's a good balance between de nose and palate. Some water makes this one more accessible.
    • Nose
      A full sherry start followed by alcohol/spirity, vanillins (dark chocolate), woodspices (cloves), winey, dried fruit (reduced: more fruit, more spices, flowery and still the sherry influences)
    • Taste
      Sharp from the alcohol, creamy sherry, bloodoranges, apricot, mouth coating (reduced: gentle, more accessible with clearly woody notes)
    • Finish
      Spices (bayleaves, cinnamon), full, warm and medium in length

  6. berkman Berkmann scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    NOSE: Raspberry, light biscuit, flowers, red fruit jelly with vanilla sauce, sweet currants, light alcoholic notes, shallow woody notes - which becomes stronger with prolonged contact with air but remains pleasant

    MOUTH: tingles on the tongue with delicate grapefruit ... which remains, very sugary, dark fruit compote

    ABKLANG: very warm mouthfeel, herbs, pleasant rather fruity bitterness

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity and intense whisky. For me these Tamdhu Batch Strength batches are in the same league as the A'Bunadh's.
    Very pleasant.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Some cleae sherry notes, prunes, raisins, strong alcohol. Spicy as well, cinnamon. Nuts and honey.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very strong, tingering, spicy, pepper, cinnamon. Sherry notes, like prunes, raisins, honey, coffee, chocolate. Very intense.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still very tingering and warming, prunes, honey, some chocolate, coffe, tobacco, long finish.

  8. Martin1965 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, plums, walnut
    • Taste
      Sherry, lots of fruit, plums, currants, blackberries,
    • Finish
      Long and spicy with orange peel

      Prima barrel strength, for NAS - very balanced - 91 points

  9. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very first-fill-y, not all that old and consequently a bit brash and uncouth, but (and bear in mind that this is a big "but") this is by far the best of the three batches that have been released so far.

    Nice sherry nose; fruity and nutty at the same time. Beneath that, citrus, cookie dough, and baking spices. Lastly (and very faintly), a hint of florals, perhaps due to the use of sherry-seasoned casks made from American oak. The nose is a real crowd pleaser.

    The palate faithfully reproduces what the nose already announced: a sherry bomb with some fresh, fruity, floral Speyside characteristics. Definitely front-loaded; pretty much the whole experience takes place initially and then keeps on reverberating, with few new elements joining in at later stages.

    Some additional aging would've been nice, but (again:) this inaugural batch is certainly the best and most mature of the three CS batches they've put out so far. Worth it if you can get it for under 60 €, I'd say. The recent Glendronach cask strength releases, which are similarly priced, have the upper hand here for sure though. Superior spirit, it's as simple as that.


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