Tamdhu 1971 Vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Bottled 2013 by Gordon & MacPhail for the MacPhail's Collection series.
Nose: Fresh with a defined perfumed nose, with a burst of rum and raisin developing. Followed with a subtle hint of vanilla and hints of charred oak.
Taste: Initially quite nutty with hints of Brazil nuts. It becomes very creamy with a spicy edge. A sweet heather honey edge emerges and develops.
Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky
Tamdhu Distillery was founded in Speyside in 1896 and in production the following year. Designed by Charles Doig this distillery was originally equipped with two stills that were increased to four in 1972 and then six in 1975 in order to cope with the ever increasing demand for Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark blends of scotch to which Tamdhu was a major contributor. When the nearby railway station closed in 1965 the ticket office was subsequently converted into the Tamdhu Distillery visitor. But the visitor centre closed and then the distillery itself in March 2010 and with it the last working Saladin malting boxes in Scotland. A year later and Ian Macleod Distillers purchased Tamdhu Distillery and re-opened it in 2012. Single malts include Tamdhu 10 Year Old and Batch Strength.