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Tamdhu Scotch Whisky Distillery History
Tamdhu means "little dark hill" in Gaelic. Water Source The Tamdhu Spring
In 1896, William Grant (Glenrothes) director of Highland Distilleries Co Ltd, purchased land beside the Knockando Burn, Moray, on which to build a whisky distillery. By October of the same year, Grant had raised £19,200 in capital from 15 partners including Robertson & Baxter, to fund his new venture. The Tamdhu-Glenlivet distillery,
Designed by the renowned distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin The distillery was commissioned in the summer of 1897 with George Reid as manager.
In spite of disputes over water sources, by June 1898 the distillery had produced 214,476 gallons of good quality malt whisky. Also during the same year, on the recommendation of Robertson & Baxter, The Tamdhu distillery was merged with Highland Distilleries Co Ltd in exchange for 5,500 £5 shares in the Highland Distillers Co Ltd
With the merger the distillery was kept under tight financial and quality control of Highland Distilleries Co Ltd, which placed emphasis on consistent quality control and, by 1906; the whisky had been perfected to the satisfaction of James Robertson of Robertson & Baxter Ltd.
The distillery was closed for the 1911 and 1912 whisky distilling seasons due to the decline in demand then reopening output again until 1925. In 1928, Tamdhu fell silent again, this time reopening in 1947. In the post-war period the whisky built up a strong reputation amongst blenders
During 1951 Saladin Maltings system was introduced. The number of Stills increased from 2 to 4 in 1972 in the same year the distillery was incorporated as Tamdhu-Glenlivit Ltd as a subsidiary of Highland Distilleries Co Ltd.
In 1988, the company became known as Tamdhu Distillery Co Ltd. The number of stills was expanded again this time to 6 in 1975 the following year Tamdhu was launched as a Single Malt
The whisky produced is a major component of Famous Grouse.
Only distillery in Speyside to malt all its own barley on the premises
Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
Tamdhu 10 Year old
Tamdhu 10 Year old Ltd Edition 100% matured in first fill sherry casks
Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings
Tamdhu (no age declaration)
Tamdhu 18 Year old
Tamdhu 1982 25 year old
Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings
Chieftain’s (Ian Macleod),
Dun Bheagan (Ian McLeod),
Duncan Taylor Collection,
Gordon & MacPhail,
Harris Whisky Co,
Lonach (Duncan Taylor),
Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
Peerless (Duncan Taylor),
Provenance (Douglas Laing),
Tamdhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour,
Tel: +44 (0)1340 870221
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Tamdhu Scotch Whisky
Distillery Style Tasting Notes
Nose: Very malty but light with lemon grass and orange.
Palate: Clean and light. Fresh and easy-drinking. Malty
Finish: Gentle oily finish.
Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky 14 years old
Cask Strength 58.5% 70cl
Single Cask bottling from cask no: 14085.
580 bottles in total.
Bottled in January 2006 at Cask Strength by Harris Whisky Co.
The aroma of hay barns in the summer and a hint of the earth come through very pleasantly.
New wood shavings and a hint of peat make for an interesting sweet nose.
There is a natural soapy aroma that creates an exciting complexity and oily notes make this whisky almost Jekyll and Hyde like. There is a dark toffee feel on the palate and the general feel is rich and drying.
The finish lingers and any sweetness soon disappears to leave a peaty dryness. Very much an after dinner dram.
Founded in 1896 by William Grant and partners
Location Speyside region, central district west of Aberlour
Water Source Tamdhu springs.
Tamdhu Scotch Whisky Distilling Equipment
Saladin boxes to malt its own barley
Stainless steel mash tun
9 Oregon pine washbacks
6 pot stills
Matured in American oak bourbon and European sherry casks