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Tamdhu 15-year-old

Overall rating
89.13/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
1985
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Dumpy Decanter
Added on
21 May 2009 10:07 pm

Average value

€ 421.66

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Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 15-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.13 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    At first, the Tamdhu appears relatively closed and one-dimensional. Little by little it opens up and shows some interesting facets. It is dominated by a wooden spice with hints of fruit, sweetness and herbs. Right now, the aftertaste is returning with an unbelievable volume and a little forgetting the sometimes one-dimensional vein. All in all, nevertheless interesting and tasty, but in my opinion not a high-flyer.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Creamy amber and cloudy caramel in the glass, long and oily "legs" on the glass wall, that looks promising. The 15-year-old Tamdhu has been breathing for a few minutes, but at first the nose looks a bit closed and reserved. Little by little, fruity sherry aromas appear, blackberries and currants mix with raisins and hints of dried oranges, but somehow my nose doesn't open properly and shows their aromas. After a few minutes there are nuances of toffee and caramel, hints of milk chocolate and peaches, a few apricots are also present.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows relatively tartly through the mouth, subtle wooden sharpness arises, white pepper trickles on the tongue, apricots and peaches appear thin. The tart wood note increases noticeably, a handful of herbs and spices are added. A slightly mentholic freshness is released from the spicy wood tones, dried grapes and berries lie discreetly in the background. I fancy a minimal smoke note. The second sip looks much more spicy and earthy, again a pinch of white pepper tickles the tongue. Fruit aromas are unfortunately hardly noticeable anymore, but spicy wood elements and menthol mint, perhaps also a hint of citrus fruits. The tamdhu is slightly nutty in the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste starts slightly sweet, but much more spicy and woody. Again I form a fine smell of smoke, as well as hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Fresh herbs and spices follow, in the end the aftertaste becomes oily and greasy, the peel of orange peel and ground hazelnut kernels rest on the tongue for a while.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    https://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=396

    Colour:
    Golden yellow Riesling selection
    Nose:
    Wow, full of sherry scent with red berries / forest berries, a super nice herbal flavor, spiced up with tobacco, caramel, wood and fresh herbs - just great!
    Taste:
    Creamy, spicy, waxy fat and with a lot of nice sherry. In addition, orange, smoke, wood, fresh notes of forest leaves and subtly scattered pine needles. On top of that there's a dash of mint and a 92 flavor!
    Finish:
    Max. Medium length - tart, fruity, creamy, with cereals and cereals. Again a lot of beautiful sherry, orange and delicate wood with delicious leather notes.
    92 points
    N: 92P / G: 92P / F: 91P

  3. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. alectron scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Rate for
    Tamdhu, 15yo, 43%, Importado Exclusivo – Rocha Acta LTD (Protugal)
    version.

    Very musty, malty, herbal, rotting wood, metallic, needs lots of time (88-92)

    Single Dram, 2013

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