25th July 2019: Ian Macleod Distillers is introducing an exclusive Single Cask from Tamdhu Distillery at Heathrow, in partnership with Dufry.
Available now, this first-fill American Oak Oloroso sherry cask whisky was distilled in September 2003 and bottled in June 2019. Hand-picked by members of the Dufry team from a shortlist of five exceptional casks, this Tamdhu Single Cask is bottled at cask strength (57.1% ABV), will retail at £249 and is limited to only 595 bottles. It will be available in all World Duty Free stores across Heathrow and also in World of Whisky stores in Heathrow’s Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.
This Exclusive Tamdhu 15 Year Old Single Cask, which follows the launch of the widely acclaimed Tamdhu Single Cask selected exclusively for Edinburgh Airport, is mahogany in colour and on the nose it suggests shortbread, honey, raspberry and chocolate raisins, with a hint of vanilla and plum. It’s balanced and silky on the palate, featuring cream sherry, apricot and soft spice flavours with a long, rich finish. This exceptional sherry matured whisky creates a new focus for whisky connoisseurs and collectors.
Dufry Liquor Category Manager, Matthew Scott-Fairweather, says: “We are delighted to launch a second special Tamdhu Single Cask in World Duty Free. The Heathrow American Oak single cask creates an exciting contrast to the Edinburgh European Oak single cask, which will appeal to whisky aficionados in travel retail.”
An artisanal Scotch malt whisky, Tamdhu is made with water drawn from Tamdhu Distillery’s own spring on the banks of the River Spey, where it is exclusively matured in sherry seasoned casks, which were crafted in the cooperages and bodegas of Jerez for up to six years. Tamdhu is always fully matured in solely Oloroso sherry casks from start to finish and is always natural colour.
“The five casks we tasted were all exceptional but the chosen cask showcases the profile of Tamdhu beautifully and we are confident that this incredible first fill American Oak Sherry Cask, a gem of a whisky, will be hugely prized by consumers in Global Travel Retail,” commented Ian Macleod Distillers’ Global Travel Retail Director, William Ovens.
Tamdhu was launched into Global Travel Retail in November 2018 in selected World Duty Free main stores and specialist World of Whiskies stores in the UK with two exclusive GTR expressions: Tamdhu Ámbar 14 year old (RRP £69.99) and Tamdhu Gran Reserva First Edition (RRP £149.99). The Tamdhu Single Cask European Oak 70cl launched at Edinburgh Airport (RRP £249.00) in March 2019.
Ian Macleod Distillers is one of Scotland’s leading independent family owned distillers, blenders and bottlers. It was named Distiller of the Year in Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Awards 2018. Its GTR-focused core brand portfolio is rooted in single malt and blended Scotch whisky and gin and includes Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt, Smokehead Islay Single Malt, King Robert II Blended Scotch Whisky and Edinburgh Gin.
Tamdhu recently scooped two gold awards at the Spirits Business Distillery Masters. Firstly it was recognised for its ongoing partnership with the Spey Fishery Board and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to build and maintain one of the UK’s longest and highest fish passes on the doorstep of the distillery and secondly for its digital and social media campaign From Spain to Speyside.
The Master for Tamdhu 15 and Gold Award for Batch Strength 004 in The Scotch Whisky Masters 2019 is the latest in a growing number of top accolades for Tamdhu in recent months, including the Icons of Whisky 2019 award for Tamdhu’s Distillery Manager, Sandy McIntyre, a Double Gold for Batch Strength 004 in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019 and World Whiskies Awards Best Scotch Speyside Single Cask Single Malt and Gold for Tamdhu Gran Reserva.
Tamdhu Single Cask (specially selected by and bottled exclusively for London Heathrow and World Duty Free)
Nose: White grape juice, chocolate raisins, shortbread, honey, raspberry, nutty, vanilla and plum
Palate: Wonderfully balanced, with silky mouthfeel, cream sherry, apricot and soft spice
Finish: Long and rich, biscuit, dried fruit and aged sherry
Tamdhu Single Cask Cask (specially selected by and bottled exclusively for Edinburgh Airport and World Duty Free)
Nose: rich and luxurious, buttered warm fruit cake, strawberry, custard and orange zest
Palate: Soft, balanced, thick and syrupy, richly sherried, dried apricot, cinnamon and raisins
Finish: Beautifully rich concentrated dried fruit with vanilla and fresh oak
Tamdhu Ámbar 14 year old
Nose: Sweet biscuit, with welcoming oak & spice
Palate: Raspberry and citrus with toffee, ground malt and gingerbread
Finish: Pleasingly long, building to a crescendo
Tamdhu Gran Reserva First Fill
Nose: Rich sherry oak, almond toffee, light citrus and cloves.
Palate: Sherry sweetness and complex oak, with a tingle of zest, spice and soft fruit
Finish: Beautifully balanced cinnamon, vanilla and dark chocolate
Ian Macleod Distillers has built up an enviable portfolio of premium quality spirits and is the proud brand proprietor of Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Isle of Skye, Smokehead Scotch whiskies and Edinburgh Gin to name but a few. The world’s 10th largest Scotch whisky company currently producing and selling over 15 million bottles of spirits every year. Ian Macleod Distillers is a family-owned, independent company with an 80 year heritage. Visit Ian Macleod Distillers at: www.ianmacleod.com