Tamdhu swaps 10yo for Sherry cask-matured 12yo whisky

1st October, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Ian Macleod Distillers has replaced its 10-year-old Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky with a new 12-year-old Sherry cask-matured expression.

Tamdhu 12 Year Old is Ian Macleod’s new “entry-level” whisky

Bottled at 43% abv, Tamdhu 12 Year Old has been fully matured for 12 years in first-fill and refill American and European oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez.

It is described as being “complex and rich” with flavours of cinnamon, dried fruit, banana and classic Sherry oak depth.

Tamdhu 12 Year Old launches globally with a new marketing campaign and packaging design, under the strapline ‘Only the Best’ and through the brand’s From Spain to Speyside activation.

The activation pays homage to the Spanish oloroso Sherry oak casks which were recorded as being first used by Tamdhu Distillery to mature its Speyside single malt whisky in 1898.

The new packaging features the story of Tamdhu Distillery and the importance of Sherry casks and natural colour.

Tamdhu distillery manager Sandy McIntyre, said: “We’re delighted to introduce the new Tamdhu 12 Year Old as our new entry-level expression.

“All our whisky at Tamdhu is exclusively matured in the finest oloroso Sherry oak casks. The American and European oak soaks up nearly 35 litres of oloroso Sherry during the seasoning process in Jerez, which gives our new Tamdhu 12 Year Old its distinctive flavour and striking natural colour.”

Tamdhu 12 Year Old has been rolled out globally and will make its debut in the UK next year. It will have an RRP of £45 (US$58.63).

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