Tamdhu

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Posted 11 April 2018

Ian MacLeod Distillers have big plans for Speysider Tamdhu – though you’d not know this from the distillery’s current core range lineup, which can be counted on a single hand. Following Tamdhu’s closure in 2010 (by then owners Edrington), MacLeod have nurtured the distillery since 2012, installing new washbacks, warehousing and a visitors centre. As well as introducing a new range of young sherry-forward expressions over the last few years, they have sought to supplement the distillery’s existing aged-stocks with casks of their own spirit, which have been producing since May production commenced in 2013.


Posted 06 May 2019

Exploring older whisky should not always be about seeking out legendary expressions and venerable age statements. Whilst not all releases stand as milestone moments for a distillery, there are aspects of every bottling that have something interesting to say about their creation and creators. Changes to production and maturation techniques, variations in consumer tastes and expectations, and adaptations to labelling and marketing – all of these can be gleaned from exploring older whiskies. Not everything has to be radical and revolutionary - every whisky marks a certain point in time.


Posted 07 November 2017

Tamdhu was founded in 1896, and barring several closures (one long: 1927 – 1947 and one short: 2010 – 2011) quietly went about making malt whisky for use as filler in many well-known blends such as Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark. The distillery was picked up by Ian MacLeod Distillers (owners of Glengoyne) in 2011 and production resumed in 2013 with a new focus – 100% sherry cask maturation. Since the handover, the distillery has produced only a handful of bottlings: a 10 year old and a Batch Strength make up the current core range, with a limited edition 10 year old matured that has been matured in first fill sherry casks providing a more exclusive experience.


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