Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the latest addition to its multi-award winning, annual ‘Batch Strength’ series.
Batch Strength No. 005 is bottled un-chillfiltered at 59.8% ABV and boasts a deep, natural copper hue developed by the finest Oloroso sherry seasoned casks from the bodegas of Jerez, Spain.
On the nose, a subtle waft of warm vanilla, followed by cinnamon spice and roasted brazil nuts. The luxurious, thick mouthfeel is complimented by sharp summer berries cutting through rich double cream.
A drop of water reveals subtle hints of citrus, oak and freshly-baked cookies, and the long, lingering finish delivers warming spices which rise to meet the crisp sweetness of clementine zest.
Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu Distillery Manager, said: “After a multi-award-winning year for No. 004, I know Batch Strength No.005 will impress everyone who samples it – with its complex richness, deep intensity and long, rewarding finish.
“This annual Tamdhu release always goes down well as it is a brilliant showcase of the beautiful colour and flavour derived from our exclusively sherry oak cask maturation process.”
Bottles of Tamdhu Batch Strength No. 005 will be available to purchase from www.tamdhu.com/our-collection/tamdhu-batch-strength-no-005 at RRP £79.99 per 70cl bottle (59.8% ABV) and from specialist retailers.
Earlier this year, Tamdhu Batch Strength No. 004 enjoyed success at the World Whiskies Awards 2020 finals. The fourth annual edition in the Batch Strength series scooped a ‘Gold’ award in the Scotch Speyside, No Age Statement category. This award came after a successful 2019 in which the expression picked up Gold at The Scotch Whisky Masters and Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
To help keep spirits high during these difficult times, Tamdhu has been donating £1 from the sale of each bottle purchased from https://www.tamdhu.com/ (and all other IMD websites) to the Drinks Trust and the Ben to help their mission of providing care and support to our hospitality colleagues.
Full tasting notes
NOSE – Brazil nuts, Cinnamon and the waft of warm vanilla pods
PALATE – Double cream swirled with sharp summer berries. A drop of water reveals citrus notes, oak and freshly baked cookies.
FINISH – Warming spices swell, yielding to the crisp sweetness of Clementine zest
For more information, please contact Hamish Maclean at WIRE on 07806637138, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Tamdhu see: www.tamdhu.com/our-collection
Tamdhu is 100% matured in the finest Oloroso sherry oak casks from Spain. It is owned by one of Scotland’s leading, independent family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers.
Owned by family firm Ian Macleod Distillers, Tamdhu uses only the best Oloroso sherry seasoned American and European oak casks giving the award-winning single malt its natural, dark amber colour, intense richness on the palate and its deep, long finish. Born on the banks of the River Spey in 1897, its quality is also defined by the wisp of peat in its malted barley and the natural Speyside water that is drawn directly from the Tamdhu spring.
Tamdhu exclusively matures in sherry seasoned casks, which are crafted in the family cooperages and bodegas of Jerez – in Spain’s ‘sherry triangle’ – for up to 6 years before beginning their journey to Scotland.