Official tasting notes:
Nose: Lots of fruit, cooked apple and then a faint medicinal and grassy note.
Palate: More cooked apples, butter pastry; aniseed and cloves with walnuts43
Finish: A light finish, very medicinal with allspice and more cloves
Cadenhead’s ‘Small Batch’ Tamdhu-Glenlivet 24 Year Old Cask Strength 700ml 54.4%
Distilled in 1991, this vatting yielded 486 bottles.
Cask Type: Bourbon hogsheads
Tamdhu is a distillery which often flies under the radar, but continually produces fantastic whisky. Sold by the Edrington group to Ian Macleod distillers in 2011, only now is it being seriously marketed as a single malt through its official bottlings, having previously been mainly used in blends.
This expression was matured for 24 years in a pair of bourbon hogsheads by WM Cadenhead, the oldest independent bottler in Scotland.