Tamdhu has announced the global launch of its limited-edition Cigar Malt No. 01. Along with the new offering, the Speyside brand has created two bespoke cigar humidors, inspired and infused by the whisky itself.
Tamdhu Cigar Malt No. 01 was hand-picked from a small selection of first-fill European oak oloroso sherry casks at the distillery, a whisky style which Tamdhu says was selected for their ability to support and complement the rich aromatic and spice flavors of top-quality cigars.
The two bespoke humidors were created in collaboration with wood maker and silversmith Anthony Holt & Sons. They were built with walnut wood, sterling silver, and some staves from the sherry casks to imbue the humidors with a subtle aroma of sherry. One of the humidors will be auctioned for charity next year.
“While whisky and cigars have long been enjoyed together, we wanted our Tamdhu Cigar Malt to cement that bond with a marriage of flavour and craft befitting of the two worlds,” said Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu distillery manager. “This whisky, exclusively matured in first-fill European oak oloroso sherry casks, provides the perfect accompaniment to the finest cigars. That we were able to use those sherry casks to continue the legacy of the Cigar Malt through the humidor is very special indeed.”
Gill Holt, director at Anthony Holt & Sons, added: “Combining a European oak sherry cask with a handmade limited-edition humidor was a truly enjoyable venture. The rich aroma of the humidor is perfectly complemented by subtle notes from the sherry cask wood.”
Bottled at 53.8% ABV, Tamdhu Cigar Malt No. 01 is available to purchase from specialist retailers in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan and China and from from the brand’s official website for £180 per 70cl bottle.
Last month, Tamdhu unveiled Batch Strength 006, the sixth offering in its Batch Strength series.