The official launch of the limited release of 597 bottles took place on 2nd March in the World Duty Free store at Edinburgh Airport and was attended by the entire Tamdhu Distillery team, headed up by Distillery Manager Sandy McIntyre, who shared Tamdhu’s heritage with shoppers and signed bottles for customers.
Distilled in November 2002 and bottled in February 2019, this first-fill Oloroso sherry cask from Jerez, was hand-picked by key members of the Dufry and Edinburgh Airport teams in November 2018 during a visit to the Tamdhu Distillery. Officially the oldest ever single cask released from Tamdhu, it was chosen unanimously from a shortlist of eight casks, with all parties agreeing that it stood apart from the selection of exceptional whiskies.
Tamdhu Single Cask 70cl (RRP £279.00) is rich and luxurious on the palate and features buttered warm fruit cake, strawberry, custard and orange zest flavours. On the nose it brings beautifully rich, concentrated dried fruit with a hint of vanilla and fresh oak.
Showcased in a high profile activation space within Edinburgh Airport, Tamdhu Single Cask will drive standout and catch the eye of consumers seeking a truly exceptional whisky.
Dufry Liquor Category Manager, Matthew Scott-Fairweather, says: “The Tamdhu Single Cask is quite simply one of the best whiskies I’ve ever tasted and I’m confident that ourcustomers will be equally as delighted with its exceptional quality.”
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, crafted in the cooperages and bodegas of Jerez for up to six years.
“We had an incredibly enjoyable and memorable day up at the Tamdhu Distillery with the Dufry and Edinburgh Airport teams and tasted eight exceptional casks and one stood out,” says Ian Macleod Distillers’ Global Travel Retail Director, William Ovens.
“We are very confident that consumers will be wowed by this incredible first fill European Oak Sherry Cask, which marks another chapter in the dynamic evolution of the brand in Global Travel Retail”
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).
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 Sprits Business Distillery Masters–being recognised for its on-going 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 - as well as its digital and social media campaign ‘From Spain to Speyside’. At the same awards, Glengoyne was awarded the top prize for Green Initiatives through the distillery’s outstanding sustainability work including its wetlands, beehives and work with the Wildfoul and Wetlands Trust,
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
Nose: sweet biscuit, with welcoming oak & spice
Palate: Raspberry and citrus with toffee, ground malt and gingerbread
Finish: Pleasingly long, building to a crescendo
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
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