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Tamdhu Batch Strength

Overall rating
85.98/100
votes
311
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.11.2015
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 001
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Special Edition
Bottle code
L 04 11 15
Barcode
5010852031522
Added on
20 Mar 2015 1:08 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 82,00

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311 × member ratings

653 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu Batch Strength

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.98 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. 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

  3. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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

  4. 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.

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  6. 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

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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