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#1 AVB

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:01 PM

Tamdhu 10 yo Fine Single Malt, Highland - Speyside, 750 ml, standard bottle, may or may not have box packaging, 80 proof, about $25-30.

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Tamdhu, a fairly new distillery as these things go, was built in 1897 solely as a blending whisky. However, with the renewed interest in Single Malts a distillery bottling of a 10 and 18 year old were released a few years ago and continue to be available to date. However, most of Tamdhu's output is still used in Famous Grouse, J&B and Cutty Sark blends.

If ever there was a single malt for the novice single malt scotch drinker this has to be it. Over ice or with a bit of water this is a very smooth flavorful dram. Of course, drunk neat even more of the flavors come out with only a slight decrease in the smoothness.

Tamdhu is a light honey color in the bottle and even lighter in the glass. The picture above is darker then the one in my hand. Nosing is a cereal-malt-fruit mix that is most enjoyable. This comes from the 5 years spent in old bourbon casks before being transfered to sherry casks for the next 5 years. Tasting is full of fruits, baked apple, faint tangerine, perhaps some apricot and malt. It is almost chewey with flavors. The finish is really long for a somewhat young scotch with the tangerine notes slowly fading to a oakiness.

While not terribly complex, this is a very enjoyable drink that could be a regular pour for a number of people. I like it :D

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:01 AM

I like it too...

In fact my bottle is almost empty, time to order another :thumbs:

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:58 PM

what no tequila

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:11 PM

What do you mean?

what no tequila

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:21 AM

LOL think he was ribbing me, AVB and not you... And I still think it smells like tequila... :p

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:24 PM

that remark was aimed at wurms insistance that this fine scotch smells like nasty tequila.

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 11:36 PM

I went looking for this tonight at the local liquor store...Response I got...

"Never Heard of it" :angry2:

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 11:41 PM

I went looking for this tonight at the local liquor store...Response I got...

"Never Heard of it" :angry2:

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PM AVB he should be able to point you in the right direction, he helped me find my bottle over here :thumbs:

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:10 AM

If Sam's doesn't ship to you LMK, there are others out there.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:15 PM

Great review as always AVB...and I tend to agree with you on this to the extent that I regard this as a somewhat lightweight/novice scotch. Still not a bad one. I've got one dusty bottle somewhere around here myself.




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