The label for this Tamdhu 28 Year Old from That Boutique-y Whisky Company displays a shadow-boxing Prince Saladin, a reference to the fact that Tamdhu is the last distillery to use a saladin box for malting.
Tamdhu 28 yo 1988 (46,8%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2017, Batch #1, 50cl, 270 btl.)
Nose: golden raisins at first, with oranges and melons. Almond cake, a little custard. Some waxy notes too. Dried pineapple and golden apple slices. Buttery touches. Sweet barley and hay. Subtle wood spices in the background. It’s nicely rich and rather complex.
Mouth: quite oily, on sweet berries, yellow plums and sultanas, with some very bright, almost tropical fruits in the middle (papaya). Honey and toffee notes. Black pepper and other oak spices. Vanilla custard and fruitcake.
Finish: quite long, drier, with citrus zest, walnuts and marmalade.
The quality is high here, even though nothing really stands out. The oiliness and slightly tropical fruits on the palate are great though. Around € 280 from Master of Malt.