Tamdhu Batch Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Casks
Batch 002
58.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Special Edition
Added on
21 Nov 2016 8:00 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 79.82

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Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu Batch Strength

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.95 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Fruity sherry notes caress my nose tip. The high-potency alcohol content (58.5%) causes a slight cooling, but is well integrated overall. Sweet cherries, raspberries, wild berries and plums are dominant. The fruity-sweet notes are joined by nutty aromas, vanilla, dark forest honey, hints of baked pancakes and first signs of spicy oak. So far, the Tamdhu makes a fruity-fresh and pleasant multi-layered impression without being overstrained.
    • Taste
      Silky soft, the Tamdhu wets the entire mouth before the high alcohol content makes for a strong onset. On the tip of the tongue, a slight tingling sets in, while sweet sherry flavors run smoothly along the cheeks. Red groats, baked apples, raisins, plums and dark forest honey dominate the flavor. Christmas spices, caramel, walnuts and spicy oak notes complement the beautiful taste profile, which is still more on the fruity-fresh side settled. With the help of a few drops of water, the Tamdhu regains its sweetness and fruitiness without losing any noticeable strength. Thanks to the cask strength you can experiment very well with water. The palate already creates a subtle bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium long, intense and warming. At the beginning of the finish, a light pepperiness briefly flashes before the fruity sweet sherry notes gradually fade away. Spicy oak notes, a hint of vanilla / caramel and spices / herbs are gaining dominance. Finally, a subtle dryness and bitterness on the palate.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good, solid sherry whisky, not very complex, but intense in the existing notes.
    • Nose
      Dark cherry, chocolate, liquorice, some anise, wood, plum
    • Taste
      Strong onset, dense creamy body, chili sharpness glows also the tongue, Black Forest cherries, dark drinking chocolate, a bit of puerility
    • Finish
      Again dark chocolate, some wood, more spicy than in the taste, a little bitterness, medium long

  3. JörgW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very nice color, dark copper, undyed. Nose: WOW, fierce, sherry, dark fruits, sugar, sweet, baked apples, just great. Palate: Silky soft in the mouth, alcohol very well integrated, no burning, baked apples, sugared dark fruits, forest honey, light oak flavors, spice. Finish : Long, sweetness, spices, sherry fruits, very slight oak dryness, not bitter, not unpleasant. Wonderful droplet, excellent PLV, gives 89/100 points. Comparison to the 10s: Similar, only in violent because more alcohol, about 2-3 points better than the 10s. Could I stand by NEN bigsample of.

  4. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Who likes the Aberlour A'Bunadh, will love the Tamdhu - provided you like sweetness, sherry, honey, elegance. The price-performance ratio is excellent.
    • Nose
      First of all, the really great dark copper color of this undyed and not cool filtered whisky in batch strength delights. The scent of sherry, baked apples, forest soil rises after a summer rain, dark plums. Then a pleasant mint freshness comes in.
      With a few drops of water , the Tamdhu becomes full sweet. Honey, plums, sherry. Quite incredible.
    • Taste
      Comes very sweet and supple in the mouth. Here then lead the baking flavors, the sherry and honey notes a beautiful three-way conversation. Then mix in the ripe plums and herbs, which were for a good time on the wet weather forest floor. And the alcohol, the mint? Yes, in the background, then getting stronger, then stepping discreetly into the background. Great. Sweet, full, strong, ripe. With a little water: The characteristic goes back to sweetness. Honey, sherry, plums. Very great, full mouthfeel. Thick, caramel, almost like whisky liqueur. But you realize the power behind it.
    • Finish
      The honey sweetness with sherry and plum base remains in the end, too. Cinnamon is added, a nice spiciness. Wonderfully balanced, the Tamdhu remains present for a long time. With a little water: A nice spiciness now complements the sweetness. For me, these are earthy dead notes, some may think of delicate oak tones. Anyway, nice, round, elegant.

  5. Romansen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dutchdram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is such an amazing, surprising whisky! This is what i call WHISKY! Great notes and the spicy, oaky notes are so clear. A great job for those guys at Tamdhu!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Sherried notes like raisins and plums to start with. Next up sweet notes like caramel, milk chocolate, toffees and sticky honey. There is even a hint of freshly baked pancakes. At the end spicy notes like spicy cake, old wood and a little hint of cinnamon. Amazing!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Raisins complemented by figs and plums. And also the palate is quite sweet. Hints of caramel and caramelized apples. And the sticky honey comes back too. Christmas spices together with spiced oak. At the end a hint of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Unfortunately a bit on the short side. But with nice notes of caramel, sweet oak with a hint of cinnamon.

  9. LittlePeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very well done sherry whisky with a perfect balance between sherry and whisky.

  10. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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


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