Tamdhu Distillery located in the town of Knockando in Banffshire, Scotland, was founded in 1897 by a group of local people and one year later was purchased by Highland Distillers.
The word Tamdhu is derived from the Gaelic meaning ‘Little Dark Hill’ and the name sets it apart from the numerous “Glens” distilled in Speyside. The history of the distillery was fairly quiet, without changing owners, but still marked by a long dormant time between 1927 and 1947. Its production capacity was tripled between 1972 and 1975 and now has 3 wash stills and 3 spirit stills. The distillery was mothballed in March 2010 but Ian Macleod Distillers has recently announced the purchase of the Tamdhu distillery, from the Edrington Group. The major part of the production from the Tamdhu is used in the blends, Famous Grouse, J&B and Cutty Sark.
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700 ml, 43.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)An 8 year old Tamdhu bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for the MacPhail’s Collection series, 43% abv.
Refill bourbon and Sherry casks.
700 ml, 58.5% abv, Scotland (Speyside)A Tamdhu for the devoted malt fan, Batch Strength 002 is bottled un-chillfiltered at natural colour and at 58.8%. Each batch is unique and varies slightly in style and intensity. As with every bottle of Tamdhu, once distilled it is matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry oak casks. The oak is the finest in the industry, with a high proportion being first-fill. Finally, patience is required to allow these fine casks to do their work, giving Tamdhu its deep colour and exquisite quality.
"a well-rounded dram that is packed with fruits and malt"
*Current stock is Batch 002