1998 Tamdhu 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Old Particular (Douglas Laing) Single Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1192862

Tamdhu is this great little distillery that no one seems to have tasted. That's probably because prior to its sale in 2011 to Ian Macleod (proud owners of Glengoyne and the Chieftain's IB), the distillery had been moth-balled and was about set to be demolished. What was once a solid work horse of a whisky, would have been lost to obscurity were it not for the thoughtful people at Ian Macleod. Now we have the wonderful people at Douglas Laing to thank for pulling this exceptional cask from their stocks. Bottled again just under 97 proof, this is about as classic a speyside nose as one could wish for. Sweet herbal honey, fresh malty grain, pungent yellow flowers, and earthy blooming heather that's just the nose! The palate is perfectly balanced, bringing a tangy citrus side (something exotic, satsuma perhaps), and then the fresh herbs -anise, dill, bay. It all finishes with a minty dark chocolate note that just brings it all together. I have a feeling that this will be a sleeper thanks to the slightly less ordinary origins, but once people get a hold this Tamdhu, there's no way they'll be able to put it down.

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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/1/2015 | Send Email
In my tasting notes for the Tamdhu 16 I wrote: Very good, refreshing with round malt flavors. Pretty. Easy to drink and enjoy. Nice long finish. The Tamdhu has all of these qualities and should please most single malt drinkers.

By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/25/2015 | Send Email
Tamdhu is one of the unsung heros of Speyside. The distillery, which until recently was scheduled to be demolished, has seen somewhat of a resurgence with the new ownership offering a new, attractively packaged 10-year-old. This splendid cask is just a fruit monster! Like you've blended and reduced a ton of fresh orchard fruit. On the palate, the malt comes roaring back with some balancing pepper, clove and other baking spices, along with a dollop of fresh vanilla extract. Fun, but easy to appreciate. From all the feedback so far this one has been a real hit with bourbon lovers.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/3/2015 | Send Email
Another one we almost passed on that really came around after bottling. Lovely Highland whisky with rich fruit and vanilla on the nose and more of that texture right from the initial sip. Delicious.

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Alcohol Content (%): 48.4