Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 has been rewarded for its exceptional quality with a double gold medal in the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).
Launched in March, Batch Strength 004, bottled at 57.8%, is the fourth edition in Tamdhu’s award-winning Batch Strength Series. Each batch in the series is distinctive, differs slightly in style and strength and is bottled un-chillfiltered.
Batch Strength 004 boasts a complex richness, deep intensity and natural colour, having been matured in American and European Oak Oloroso seasoned casks from the cooperages of Jerez in Spain’s ‘Sherry Triangle’. The scarce wood of the sherry cask bears two great gifts; colour and taste. The deep copper hue of Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 is developed by the oak cask, nothing more – and each drop owes its rich, complex taste to its Oloroso cask home.
The prestigious SFWSC is considered one of the most respected, influential and renowned spirits competitions in the world.
The stringent judging process saw Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 blind tasted by an esteemed panel of industry judges. The SFWSC double gold medal is only awarded to products deemed ‘exceptional’.
Ian Weir, Brand Director for Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, said: “To receive a double gold medal from one of the most highly respected spirit competitions in the world is a wonderful testament to the quality of our Batch Strength 004.
“It is an exceptional single malt with a natural colour, complex richness, deep intensity and long finish, 100% matured in hand-selected sherry oak casks.
“Congratulations must really go to the team at Tamdhu Distillery. Once again they have worked their magic to create a gold winner for the Tamdhu Batch Strength Series.
“Previous batch strength versions have all attained international praise and awards and become the choice for whisky connoisseurs and collectors alike.”
All whisky at Tamdhu is exclusively matured in the finest Oloroso sherry seasoned oak casks. These exceptionally rare oak casks bear two great gifts: colour and taste. Only the best Oloroso sherry seasoned American and European oak casks give Tamdhu its distinctive colour and flavour. The striking copper tones in the single malt are developed naturally through contact with the sherry seasoned oak casks, which are crafted in the family cooperages and bodegas of Jerez for up to 6 years before beginning their journey to Scotland.
Tamdhu Batch Strength 001 was named Speyside Single Malt of the Year at the 22nd Annual Whisky Advocate Awards in December 2015. Further awards have included a Double Gold Medal for Batch Strength 001 and 002 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016/2017, a Gold at the International Spirits Competition 2017 for Batch 002 as well as winning in the Non-Age Statement category at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards in 2017.
Tamdhu Batch Strength 003 was rewarded for its exceptional quality with gold medals from both the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) and the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).
Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 is now available to purchase worldwide from specialist retail outlets at RRP £74.99 per bottle (57.8% ABV). For more information see: www.tamdhu.com/our-collection
Tamdhu’s full range also includes Tamdhu 10 Year Old (UK only), 12 Year Old and 15 Year Old, along with two new travel retail exclusives, Ámbar 14 Year Old, Tamdhu Gran Reserva First Edition and Edinburgh Airport Exclusive Single Cask.
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Tamdhu is 100% matured in the finest Oloroso sherry oak casks from Spain. Born on the banks of the River Spey in 1897, its quality is also defined by the hint of peat in its malted barley and the natural Speyside water that is drawn directly from the Tamdhu spring. It is owned by one of Scotland’s leading, independent family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers.
Tamdhu’s Oloroso sherry oak casks are hand-crafted from European and American oak in the cooperages and bodegas of Jerez, in Spain’s ‘sherry triangle’.
Full Tasting Notes for Tamdhu Batch Strength 004:
Elegantly spiced oak, with warming vanilla and freshly-shelled nuts.
Summer berries and cream. A splash of water brings out warm biscuits, oak spice and candied orange.
The rich spiciness builds, then reveals sultanas, citrus zest and brown sugar. A long, rewarding farewell.