Tamdhu Batch Strength

Overall rating
85.97/100
votes
345
Whiskybase ID
WB65734
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special enlightenment edition
Bottled
04.11.2015
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 001
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 04 11 15
Barcode
5010852031522
Added on
20 mar 2015 1:08 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 198.36

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Whisky reviews for Tamdhu Batch Strength

60 users have left 63 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.97 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I compare this batch #1 with batch #5 and two First Edition (both vintage 2007). Not surprising that all four whiskys are the same and only differ in nuances, because the two batch strengths also use a high proportion of casks with the vintage around 2007. The two Batch Strength are less liquor-like, but have more young wood (but are also bottled a few years earlier and probably younger than the two First Edition from 2007, which were only bottled in 2021 and 2022 with 14 years each.)

    All four whiskys are between 88 and 89 points, depending on the mood of the day and preferred flavor profile. Lovers of cask-strong sherry boards can also give 90 points here, because the whisky is not totally overrun and knocked out by the barrel.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Initially still very closed and flat, the whisky opens up after 10 minutes of standing. Compared to the First Edition, this one is not as intense and liquor-like. Still more of a modern sherry malt with a little too much wood and comparatively lush, but rather flat aromas. The alcohol is well integrated behind the intense and clean aromas and does not burn.

      A bit of Mon Cherrie, dark chocolate and spicy dark wood notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Balanced blend of sweet and spicy sherry flavors. But also a lot of power due to the high percentages. Dark chocolate is followed by a good portion of young wood. Then earthy spice at the end. Everything is neither complex nor deep, but overall nice mediocrity.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The mouthfeel is too sharp for me without water, creamier with water and overall rather dry. The finish is of medium length and slightly furry.

  4. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The character of the young European sherry is dominant, various fruits and licorice including grapes, moderately spicy taste, deep oak

  5. Gregorsky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. WhiskyWitold scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Obynapewno scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      alcohol, chocolate, prunes, some wood and citrus, fresh
    • Taste
      87 87
      spicy, mainly oranges, raisins, prunes, apricots, some wood and citrus
    • Finish
      86 86
      warming, spicy, chocolate, plums, wood

  8. Schleifreak scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. michevinyl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice, tasty and affordable batch strenght
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sherry cask, leather, chestnut, dark berries, orange chocolate.
    • Taste
      Warm spicy, orange peel, apricot, raisins, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long hot, sweet spice, red fruits, cinnamon, cask, long coffee finish.

  10. Gråmantel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A bit like a'bunadh but slightly spicier. Sweet sherry, you can feel the alcohol in your nose. Has a hard time finding the distillery character, so strong sherry storage. Young whisky, Aberlour may have a little older whisky in its sherry bomb. Good but not so complex. Pretty long aftertaste.

  11. Numwierum scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: orange peel, dark sweet grapes, a little cherry, a light wood spice and a hint of clove.
    Taste: Strongly alcoholic, pepper, then more sweetness prevails, dark grapes, plums, almonds and toffee.
    Finish: dry, milk chocolate, a light wood spice and relatively short.
    Conclusion: A sweet simple sherry whisky that does not overwhelm anyone, the alcohol could be a little better integrated.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  12. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A great young drop of sherry similar to A`Bunadh, but with fewer spices but creamier. For me, it becomes more peppery with a little water, either more water or, ideally, pure.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Orange, pecan, nougat, cherry, malt, some wood, some lime
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, Pepper, Orange, Pecan, Butter Biscuits, Nougat
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, dry, orange peel, walnut

  13. Gilles_V scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This whisky perfectly embodies the great tradition of Speyside marked by sherry. A little monolithic, a few drops of water will bring it rather original notes to the mouth and on the finish. It's a good whisky. Unbeatable value for money.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Clearly dominated by sherry (fairly fresh and fragrant orolosso). Notes of pastry and brioche. Not very complex but simply good.
      With a little water, the nose does not change.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Upholstered, marzipan.
      With a little water, notes of smoke and pepper appear in the mouth.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Average length. Hot.
      With a little water, the finish becomes salty. Astonishing.

  14. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  15. 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

  16. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Martin1965 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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

  20. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.

  22. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Excellent came out, the young sherry monsters, in line to the Abunadam, and the CS releases of Glendronach, while having its own face, personality; very vigorous and mobile, dry, wonderful work with the fortress, very pleasant product with a sane price tag.
    • Nose
      Restrained, raw, dried fruits - raisins, prunes; mushrooms, a little mold, ink, wine notes, blackberry ash, window putty, soy sauce, raw wood.
    • Taste
      Thick, powerful, oak framed with sherry derivatives (sherry rather dry) - burnt crackers, dried mushrooms, inks, leavard, dark beer; vollna lemon and pink pepper, very vivid and cheerful.
    • Finish
      Spicy, full-bodied, dried mushrooms, dried fruits, orange and lemon peels, marshmallow candies, mint, spicy oak, very refreshing and invigorating.

  23. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. 2791knarf scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  25. robain scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  26. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      juicy stewed dark fruits, sweet sherry, musk, tree bark, tannins, bread, mild oloroso saltiness, yeasty funk
    • Taste
      spicy, sherry, coarse texture, woodsy, tree bark, coffee, citrus, sweet persimmon, tree sap
    • Finish
      long, coarse grains, oloroso aroma, tea, citrus, tannins, stewed fruits and red wood at the back followed by long oloroso musk

  28. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Come on, this is great. Incredible dose of sherry, fruits and oak.
    • Nose
      Big sherry and oak. Raisin, orange peel, chestnut puree and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Honey sweeted plum jam, raisin and chestnuts merriage with a big tannic oak.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, spicy and fruity.

  29. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  30. 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...

  31. hellelevator scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  32. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A lovely Tamdhu. First batch and better batch?
    • Nose
      Chestnuts roasting by an open fire. Mulled wine spices, orange peel, a glass of sherry on the sideboard.
    • Taste
      Sweet kisses under the mistletoe . Sneaking candy. Some smoky undertones coming through.
    • Finish
      Long, rich generous. Still very sweet. Lovely

  33. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N-
    With higher strength as backbone to hold all the goodies together, it
    make good sense to pay more for this to the standard lame 10YO. Mineral
    and zingy bring along high strength, consistently pungent on nose, spicy
    and sharp throughout, some interesting dirty sherry, raisin, roasted
    malt and solid.

    P- Concentrated syrupy prunes, creamy bitter
    chocolate and almost brandy alike. Raisin and resinous, some soft
    rubbery and tannin lingers.

    F- Long with firm coats of dark sherry wood, brewed coffee powder, rubber comes again with spiky fruits, pepper and sweet menthol.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  34. vojt466 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    CS is nicely rounded, thinning is not needed. Otherwise a pleasant sherry affair, with a very fruity aroma and hazelnut flavor. A pleasant affair

  35. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    The sherry influence is clear in this one. Kind of the hardy notes which you get with Oloroso Butts. There is also some vanilla and oak in here. The nose is quite pleasing. There is some five spice, old spice in the background.

    Taste:
    Red fruit, some spices, wood, vanilla, fudge. It is quite a burst. With water there are some tannins coming through, but it's not unpleasant

    Body:
    full and a bit oily.

    Finish:
    Long. Red fruit again, which comes together with vanilla and some pudding. It leaves a bit bitter (tannins) with some oak.

    Price:
    Well I paid about €50,- which is fair.

    Presentation:
    I like this kind of presentation.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. Liberezlatourbe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nose: Cereals. Enough closed at first glance, it finally opens after a few minutes and a few rounds of manual centrifuge ... A lot of milk chocolate, without being too sweet. Oranges also but not candied, they are younger as freshly harvested. Honey structured, chestnut or mountain style. It does not support rest, it seems that all the aromas are closed. Not all, there are some notes of prunes and especially grapes. There is no difficulty in feeling it. A little spice with nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Palate: The texture is divine. We have caramelized notes, a bit like the W .... s Orignal. By cons in retro, he sends pony as a certain person would say. A little too much. A few bites of alcohol come to spoil our pleasure. The pleasure is present thanks to the aromas of dried fruits (hazelnut), then with the spices. However, it can be kept in the mouth for a long time and it is very pleasant. We find citrus fruits but also spices
    • Finish
      Final: on chocolate that is close to black. Good length and good persistence of aromas. Spices and caramel.

  38. Jonkers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Prima whisky. Very surprising in the taste and perfectly in balance.
    • Nose
      What is immediately noticeable is a bit of sourness. Then butter and chocolate. Also dark, ripe fruit (cherry) and cookie dough.
    • Taste
      In the beginning, little sensational. Even a bit "flat". But after that "what a boost gets the taste! A lot of sherry and dark fruit, brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      A long finish. First a small pepper and some bitter but then very sweet.

  39. emptycask scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  40. Amsterdam scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Tamdhu Batch Strength https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEvtsdKT6g8

  41. gerardsmike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I was a bit apprehensive at first, it seemed like a generic speysider with a hefty kick, but after some glass time it opened up and was quite nice, lots of rich fruits. But what really struck me was when I came back to a little bit left in the glass at the end of the tasting and it had this butterscotch note to it, really nice.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/07/15/my-islay-trip-part-1-a-stopover-in-glasgow-and-a-tasting-at-the-bon-accord/
    • Nose
      Vanilla. Honey. Slightly spicy. Cinnamon. Wintergreen. Light fruits. After some time this really great butterscotch and honeycomb (the candy) note showed up.
    • Taste
      Nutty wood. Orange peel. Woodspice. Juicy plums. The butterscotch note that showed up on the nose carried through to here.
    • Finish
      Long. Plums. Rich sherry. Green herbs.

  43. Berrysaki scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Wonder if this one would be a good pairing with a butterscotch pudding.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and caramel are quite overwhelming. Very hard for me to smell something else. After a while leathery and varnish notes are coming through.
    • Taste
      Very sweet. Lots of caramel with a kick of the alcohol. In between citrus and oak are coming forwards. Bitterness from the alcohol but silky and smooth from the other tastes. Nice combination.
    • Finish
      Long finish. Between the Caramel there's bay leaf coming though. Vanilla sugar, leather. Very creamy!

  44. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  45. tkoppelaar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Thick creamy sherry whisky. Well balanced and despite cask strenght not overpowered.
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet figs, earthy, wood. Leather, sugared fruit. Caramel, chocolate and a little bit of nuts.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly soft and round. Chocolate, toffee / caramel, dark fruit. Sugared nuts. Creamy. Wood (oak), vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long and creamy. Fat sugared fruit and caramel.

  46. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It’s much more intens and spicier than the regular 10 year old of Tamdhu, that’s for sure. It’s still a pretty sweet dram, maybe a bit too sweet for my palate. It’s certainly interesting and also encouraging that they presented it in its natural form. Alas, the only thing missing (for the purist) is an age statement.

    It’s youngish and there is nothing to be ashamed about in that. Is it my kind of dram? No not really its a bit to sweet and not complicated enough for me. I miss some depth and sophistication you seem to get with older single malts.

    But all in all it’s not a bad whisky to have in your whisky cabinet.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-313-tamdhu-batch-strength-batch-1/
    • Nose
      A very sweet, powerful, balanced and intense whisky with aroma’s of heavy vanilla, toffee, caramel, fruit tea, slightly bitter orange, youngish alcohol, sherry, red berries, walnuts, red apples, sultanas, citrus, chocolate, hazelnuts, beeswax, malty, dried prunes, tannins and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, intense, rich, sweet, and spicy whisky with aroma’s of vanilla, caramel, toffe, cinnamon buns, candied nuts (walnuts & hazelnuts), powerful alcohol, dark chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, apricot, orange, crème brûlée, red berries, black pepper, orange zest, demerara sugar, sticky toffee pudding, tininess and spicy oak
    • Finish
      A medium long and warm finish with aroma’s of orange zest, toffee, vanille, malty tones, crème brûlée, waxy tones, cinnamon, pepper, sweet clove, ginger, roasted nuts, oak and dried fruits.

  47. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like the style of young sherried Tamdhu, but this one can't compete with the fudgy 2004 and 2005 single casks from the Ultimate series. This one is more fruity but maybe even younger as well. 86/87.
    • Nose
      Cherry, fudge, fig, apricot, orange and cappuccino.
    • Taste
      Cherry, apricot, orange, caramel, mocha, pepper and raspberry. It can't really handle water well.
    • Finish
      Cherry, caramel, peach and mocha.

  48. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  49. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is an intense and spicy cask strength whisky. A very sweet and
    fruity dram with a bold burst of spiciness on the midpalate. It’s
    youngish but complex and the high alcohol strength is already
    well-integrated. Maybe it lacks some depth but to me it's definitely
    worth to have it in my whisky cabinet. I prefer this Tamdhu neat as
    water masks the lingering fruitiness significantly.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Fragrant red berries on the nose, mainly cherries, along with dates,
      figs and raisins. This is complemented by delicate sherry, oranges,
      lingering vanilla creme and a touch of walnuts. A gorgeous nose!
    • Taste
      Very intense and rich on the palate. Bold and sweet with sherry and
      dried red fruit. This is rounded with hot spices, cracked black pepper
      and chili. Extremely mounth-watering. Then lighter and sweet fruits come
      to the fore, orange and apricot, along with crème brûlée and delicate
      marzipan in the end. A very pleasant and appealing taste.
    • Finish
      A delicious finish. Very long and extremely warming. Lingering
      fruitiness with sticky marmalade, sweet malt and a touch of delicate
      biscuit.

      WITH WATER: Surprisingly, there's more alcohol coming
      through with a splash of water taming the fruitiness and the sherry
      flavour. A burst of hot spices on the palate with a hint of fruitiness
      in the background. The finish is hot, hot and hot!

  50. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  51. Nolloff scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately my expectations that this would be on par (or even better) with the 2014 Van Wees bottlings of young Tamdhu weren't met. In comparison the palate here is less flavourful and the alcohol is not as well integrated and too much in the foreground even when diluted. Although this is decent whisky the price tag is more impressive than the contents of the bottle.

  52. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious. Tamdhu seems to be on the right path under Ian MacLeod, the new 10er OA was already neat.
    • Nose
      sweet oranges, dried fruits, nut cake, almonds, roasted aromas - light burnt cookies, caramel
    • Taste
      strong, sweet and fruity and spicy, orange, peach jam, caramel, nougat, gingerbread spice (cloves, cardamom, cinnamon), spicy oak
    • Finish
      long, spicy-bitter-sweet, coffee with a sip of milk and candy and a bit of clove acuteness

  53. yoavg did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    It's matured in sherry casks but it's not your average sherry bomb. Instead it's rich in cream, vanilla and chocolate. I like this different look. Full review is here: http://whiskygospel.com/2015/07/23/whisky-review-tamdhu-batch-strength-1/

  54. Akoo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This Tamdhu batch strength is a good whisky, a more powerful version of the classic 10 year old. The aromatic field is interesting, the alcohol is not present at all on the nose or in the mouth, however, it suffers from an important imbalance. Spices take up too much space. Imagine crunching in a cinnamon stick. It's a bit like the feeling I had after swallowing my first sip ... The water does not help things. Too bad.
    • Nose
      a nose not at all aggressive despite the high degree. No alcohol is noticeable, which is already a good point. It is very spicy, with a predominance of cinnamon and pepper. It is then articulated on beautiful notes of dark chocolate, black grapes and prunes. Nuts are not left out: you can find pecan nuts and hazelnuts. In the end, we have here a nice nose, quite consensual but rather pleasant.
    • Taste
      whisky is very powerful here. Still no trace of alcohol, but on the other hand, it is a small explosion in the mouth. It's sweet with notes of oranges, ripe plums and caramel. The spices are very present, to the point of tickling a little the bottom of the throat. Cinnamon and pepper take up a lot of space, unbalancing a bit of everything. Vanilla softens all of this, but spices really take center stage. Pity.
    • Finish
      long and intense, with nice notes of toasted hazelnuts and lots of spices.

  55. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nice sherry whisky, which proves that with really good barrels even comparatively young age can be easily made up for. The youth is thus a strength, the character Brennereicharakter with its waxy-sweet taste comes in addition to the great barrels to advantage.
    • Nose
      Beeswax, strong sherry, walnuts and slightly sour oranges. A surprisingly strong malty note that is almost reminiscent of a dark beer. Over it lies a strongly cooling and strong alcohol note. With water more classic sherry flavors: plums, dried fruits, raisins, juice-dripping oranges, dry European oak and some caramel behind.
    • Taste
      Very oily, the malt almost feels a little thick in the mouth. Fresh, young apricots meet oranges, dried fruits and a hint of cinnamon and cardamom. Waxy / sweet the whisky occupies the mouth.
    • Finish
      No bitterness, still strongly fruity with orange, malt and creme brulee. Christmas cake with orange peel and lemon and again the wax on the tongue.

  56. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  57. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    interesting profile without complexity
    • Nose
      Like a raisin rum ice cream
    • Taste
      powerful, alcoholic, mellow
    • Finish
      long

  58. ThS scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Would have been worth 88 without this bitterness. With, it is rather 84. In addition, the water makes it extremely sweet, which is not terrible either. Too bad, too bad, it could have been a nice bottle ...
    • Nose
      Closed and closed at first sight. The aeration releases first caramel, and nothing but caramel. Then the spices rise to the nose, dominated by clove and cinnamon. Swirls of vanilla sweetness. After a good hour: alleluia! Sherry! Green nuts, chalk, a hint of balsamic. Cooked apples, in the kind of tarte tatin.
    • Taste
      58.8 but what sweetness! The mouth is soft, then the whisky flourishes handsomely on your taste buds, round, full, pulpy. Carnal. Sherry is evident with its chalk, green walnuts, porcini mushrooms, its light blood orange acidity, its caramel. Voluptuous and elegant, like the bottle, which fits like a glove. But, in the long run, a rather unpleasant bitterness takes over, between the sour apple and the white grapefruit skin. It even becomes quickly invasive and disturbing .... Too bad, because it ruins everything.
    • Finish
      Long, halftone. The spices linger long in the mouth after abandoning apples and oranges in their path. And then, later on, it's the weird bitterness that remains.

  59. Xstream did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    After the great Van Wees - The Ultimate releases of (young) tamdhu's, which i love, i've given this one a try. After the Original 10 yo which is widely available now, this one is more the Tamdhu style which is very similar to the vW releases.

    The 10 yo is weak and doesn't have that strong expression of butterscotch, creme brulee, vanilla, fruits and nuts, like this one and the vW's. But the price is a bit steep. I've got the vW's, which are just as good or better, for +- 15/20 euro less. Although those prices are rising too atm, sadly.

  60. McLarsen scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    My expectation: Tamdhu was taken over a few years ago by Ian MacLeod (Glengoyne), renovated and quickly put back into operation after the distillery was recently mothballed by the former owner, the Edrington Group. Last year, a new 10-year standard bottling, matured in sherry casks and finely packaged for a fair price. The new, second original bottling is matured again in sherry casks, but refrains from giving an age. Since I think the 10er Tamdhu for a super successful standard bottling, it would surprise me, if the strong-filling would be nothing ... Color: nice dark gold, as you would expect from sherry casks ... Nose: Oranges (not quite ripe), canned mandarin, blackberry, alcohol is there, but well integrated. Taste: Nut and dry fruit come to my mind first, followed by orange again, just a typical representative of whisky from the sherry keg ..., the 58.8% are undeniable, but well embedded. Dark chocolate and coffee are revealed on the second sip ... Departure: in the end, spices and herbs are on the plan, the finish is quite long. With a little water, the sharpness disappears from the alcohol and the Tamdhu develops into a true palate-pleaser ... Conclusion: The second original bottling under IanMacLeod is also very successful. The malt is the perfect example of a barrel-strong Speyside whisky from the sherry barrel. Furthermore, the Batch Strenght also stands for the fact that NAS bottlings do not have to be equally bad. Original bottlings under the old owner needed in my opinion at least 18 years, until they have been good for something. The new bottlings, which also use old stocks, have been carefully selected and have a good PLV for today's times. You probably should not put it that way at all, not that a lot of bottle bunkers are reading it and Tamdhu suddenly becomes the new hype ... so (psssst ....) ... 87 points

  61. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  62. SteveW110 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Much better pic! Thank you*

  63. SteveW110 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A pleasing sweet nose, with red fruits (tea), sweet raisins and a fine vanilla cream. The alcohol is barely noticeable and wonderfully integrated.

    Strong spicy start with a lot of alcohol in the foreground. This is followed directly by sweet sherry aromas, which end in the finish to fine orange notes with very slight bitterness.

    Medium length finish with fine nut and oak flavors

    (drunk undiluted)

    With the addition of a few tropics of water, it becomes increasingly sweeter!
    In my opinion, the Tamdhu Batch Strength does some water well without affecting its power.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  64. SteveW110 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The Pic is not nearly the original color of the Tamdhu!
    In reality much lighter and not so "cherry red"!

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