Tamdhu 12 Year Old - 2008 | AW Exclusive
With our Rare Casks series we've always tried to source drams that excite and stimulate discussion, this latest release certainly does that. A high proportion of single malt at the Tamdhu distillery is matured in quality sherry casks, so you don't often see ex-bourbon expressions. A classy number, bottled at 62.2% vol and stunningly illustrated with a retro fit by the talented Peter Heron. We're excited to hear your thoughts on this latest release...
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The Rare Casks (Abbey Whisky)
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Whisky Magazine Issue 175 | Awarded 'Recommended Award'
Phoebe Calver Scoring 8.6
Nose: A whole lot of heat at first, followed by a sweet solvent note, like strawberry bubblegum and opening up a can of paint. An old-school mac raincoat, then fluffy.
Palate: It's quite gentle initially, considering the ABV. The strawberry sweetness has become more intense, with the addition of herbal tarragon softness. There's tonnes of fresh orchard fruit.
Finish: The finish is medium. A slightly green note lingers.
Comments: I would certainly enjoy sipping this over ice on a cold evening.
Christopher Coates Scoring 8.4
Nose: Spirit driven and intensely fruity, with green apple (Granny Smith), kiwi and strawberry. Then comes sourdough vanilla cake and crème patisserie with subtle cardamon and dusty hayloft.
Palate: Oodles of fresh peach, kiwi, white grape and more fresh apple juice up front (the from-concentrate kind). Blossom honey water and lemon juice.
Finish: Medium-short and gently drying. Takes water but doesn't evolve.
Comments: Balanced and nicely spirit forward.
Recommended Award - Whisky Magazine - Issue 175