Tamdhu Speyside Whisky Distillery
Tamdhu Distillery company Ltd founded this Speyside distillery in 1897 probably motivated by some of the neighbours who include Macallan, Glenturret, Highland Park and Glenrothes. They sold up just 2 years after opening to the Highland Distillers & Co who owned the distillery for a century before being purchased itself by the Erdington Group. Whisky production did cease at Tamdhu from 1927 until 1948 which was not a successful period for whisky sales. The majority of the Speyside Tamdhu malt whisky is used in 3 of the most famous blended whiskies, Cutty Sark, J & B and Famous Grouse. So if you are a whisky drinker it is likely you have tried Tamdhu already albeit in a different form.
Tamdhu distillery is the only distillery still using the Saladin box for producing its own malt. The Saladin box was added in 1950 and due to the success the distillery expanded the current two stills to four in 1972 then to six in 1975. There is only the 18 year old Tamdhu single malt bottling however there are independent bottlings by Gordon & Macphail and others.
Taste: The no-age-statement whisky is sweet with toffee and slight smokiness.