Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Whisky has unveiled its latest limited-edition whisky, Quercus Alba Distinction.
Tamdhu Quercus Alba Distinction celebrates the unmistakable characteristics of first-fill American oak sherry cask maturation. As the only Scotch whisky brand to exclusively fully mature in oloroso sherry casks, Quercus Alba Distinction begins its journey in the oak forests of North America, before being imported into Spain where these casks are carefully crafted in the ‘sherry triangle’ over the course of six years.
The staves are left to air dry in the Mediterranean sun before being assembled and toasted by experienced coopers. Finally, the Oloroso sherry seasoning takes place, before the casks travel to Tamdhu. Over time, the distillery’s vibrant new-make combines with the American Oak sherry cask to deliver rich fruity flavors and a natural amber color.
On the nose, Tamdhu Quercus Alba Distinction delivers warming cinnamon and vanilla, with sharp citrus and cherry flavours. A rich and luscious palate brings plum, dates, chocolate, and subtle oak notes. To finish, the rich fruity notes continue with a decadent portion of syrup sponge.
“Sherry cask maturation is essential for the flavour and colour of Tamdhu whisky, and we’re the only Scottish distillery to exclusively mature in these rare oloroso casks,” said Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu Distillery Manager. “Quercus Alba Distinction is a celebration of the very best in American Oak and the delicate flavour profile it gives our bold spirit.”
Bottled at 48% ABV, Tamdhu Quercus Alba Distinction will be available to purchase exclusively from specialist retailers in the UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Asia and Australia afor £64.99 per 70cl bottle.
For more information, head over to Tamdhu’s official website.
In September, Tamdhu announced the global launch of its limited-edition Cigar Malt No. 01. Along with the offering, the Speyside brand created two bespoke cigar humidors, inspired and infused by the whisky itself. In August, Tamdhu unveiled Batch Strength 006.