TAMDHU 18 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Why Buy: This outstanding limited-edition single malt is the oldest — and in our estimation, best — expression from one of the greatest Speyside distilleries the world has known, with more than 70% of the whisky matured entirely in Oloroso sherry casks.
What They're Saying: "Undeniably a step up from the Tamdhu 15 Years, which I like a lot," the Words of Whisky blog raved. "One to take your time with."
The Story: Tamdhu was universally regarded as one of the world's greatest distilleries when it shuttered in 2010, bowing to outside pressures. Its demise, thankfully, was short-lived. Almost two years later, Ian Macleod Distillers came to the rescue and Tamdhu was afforded a second life. The revived company returned to its roots, recommitting itself to maturing its single malts in 100% sherry casks. The resuscitation of Tamdhu, which last year celebrated its 125th anniversary, has been a boon for Speyside fans, as the storied distiller continues to add to its core range and entice collectors the world over with its distinctive, carefully-crafted drams.
Our Tasting Notes: The nose is an alluringly complex mix, with cherry, milk chocolate, rum raisin, baked oats, plums, and citrus all held together in a delicate weave. A tempting start, to be sure, and the experience on the palate more than delivers on that promise, filling the mouth (and, indeed, coating it) with notes of vanilla, brown sugar, red apples, and dried fruits. The finish? Long and warming, and the savory richness carries through in the hints of dried apricots and dates, stewing apples, and soft spices.
ABV: 46.8% (93.6 proof). Un-chill filtered.
What to Pair It With: Ordinarily we don't offer matchmaking suggestions for our single malts, but this one's different: it is an ideal accompaniment to dark chocolate, the richness, nuttiness, and spice playing with and against the sweet, slightly bitter taste of cacao on the tongue.
Fun Fact: Tamdhu is the last distillery in all of Scotland that still uses saladin boxes, a French invention that is instrumental in malting barley.
Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so rest assured that your single malt will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2023 (December 21, 2023 - March 20, 2024). With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in KS, MI, MO, NC, NY, TN, VA, & WA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Monday, September 4, 2023.
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