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11 Mar 2012

Tamdhu 1987 (Mo Òr)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Tamdhu

Production at Tamdhu distillery should resume soon. I’m eager to find out whether they can revive this “value” distillery into something modern and profitable.

Today we’re trying a Tamdhu 1987 bottled in the Mo Òr whisky collection.


Tamdhu 1987 Mo-OrTamdhu 23 yo 1987 (46%, Mo Òr 2010, oloroso sherry butt #3649, 656 btl.)

Nose: sherry with grapes, prunes, dates and flinty / beefy notes. Cocoa powder as well. Quite some herbal notes: nutmeg, ginger and a little mint. A little leather. There’s a hint of sherry vinegar as well. Mouth: sweet and fruity sherry. Orange marmalade and raisins. Some molasses. Hints of natural caramel and roasted nuts, even some coffee. Finish: rather long, peppery and sherried. Hints of mocha.

Quite a typical Tamdhu for the late 1980’s. Very much in line with the 1989/1990 releases we’ve tried earlier. Around € 120 for a 50 cl bottle.

Score: 85/100

Tamdhu 1987 (Mo Òr) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-03-11



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