Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled its 18-Year-Old whisky as it celebrates its 125th anniversary. The distillery only matures in Oloroso Seasoned Sherry Casks sourced from Spain.
Combining American Oak Oloroso and European Oak Oloroso casks, the Tamdhu 18-Year-Old unites the brand’s signature fruity spirit and full-term sherry maturation to deliver layers of indulgent flavor and a deep natural color which reflects the quality of the oak.
On the nose, the Tamdhu 18-Year-Old delivers rich dark fruits with ripe cherry and plum. Zesty citrus notes cut through an indulgent base of nutty milk chocolate and honey-baked oats. To taste, crisp red apple emerges alongside dried fruits, with some sweet spice coming in the form of cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar. A long, lingering, and rewarding finish brings spiced stewed apple, apricot, and an unmistakable hint of sherry.
“Tamdhu has rightfully earned a reputation for producing the very best sherry matured whiskies, so crafting, bottling, and launching our 18-Year-Old will go down as a true career highlight,” said Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu Distillery Manager. “The entire distillery team has an innate understanding of the Tamdhu sherry maturation process – so we selected a combination of casks that deliver a truly special drinking experience, befitting such an important age statement.”
Gordon Dundas, Tamdhu Global Brand Ambassador, said: “Across our entire range, we are dedicated to full term maturation in the very best Oloroso Sherry Casks. The combination of both American and European oak casks results in two distinct styles, which we combine to show the amazing character of this fantastic distillery.”
Dundas added: “It’s apt that such a ceremonial age statement – the 18 – is unveiled during the brand’s 125th anniversary. We’ve had well over a century of dedication to craftsmanship, and the launch of this exquisite dram paves the way for the years to come.”
The highly anticipated Tamdhu 18-Year-Old will be available globally, in markets across Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia. Bottled at 46.8% ABV, the Scotch is priced at £139.99 and will be available through specialist retailers as well as directly from the brand’s website.