Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 20th May 2015
86/100 – Whiskybase (average from 8 member votes)
There are only 24 distillery releases of Tamdhu listed on Whiskybase and 21 by the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail (G&M). The reason there are so few single malts released by the distillery is because the majority of the whisky produced goes into blends such as Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse and J&B. The house style for Tamdhu is very much easy-drinking. A pleasant, sweet, malty, light-bodied dram that has you thinking “mmmm….Speyside!”
The miniature I have is an 8yo bottling of Tamdhu by Gordon & MacPhail. Although mine is potentially 1980s, the latest version appears in the Whisky Bible 2015 where it scores 84.5/100 with the comment “quintessential Speyside in its simplistic juicy broadside and light vanilla backing”. In the 2006 version of the Whisky Bible an earlier version of the 8yo by G&M scores 80/100 with the summary “grassy, bright and mouthwatering”.
Scoring 86/100 on Whiskybase from 8 votes is an excellent score. Overall, for Speyside fans, this Tamdhu is certainly one to try.