Tamdhu Batch Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 98.12

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687 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu Batch Strength

56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.96 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. Gråmantel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  7. 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

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. 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


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