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 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.