Tamdhu 15 Year Old
Tamdhu is well-known and much-adored for its excellent use of sherry casks, and those of you with a penchant for single malt with heavy sherry influence will be delighted to know that the distillery's 15 Year Old expression continues that theme. This one has spent is maturation in oloroso sherry casks, resulting in generous helpings of dark fruit and Christmas spice. (70cl 46%)
Nose: Strawberry boiled sweeties, raisins, a hearty slice of dense fruitcake, some toasty oak warmth.
Palate: Still packing heavy dried fruit notes, with with a hint of orange oil cutting through. Earthy vanilla appears later on with touches of cedar and cinnamon.
Finish: Waxy peels, clove, chocolate ice-cream and walnut.