Tamdhu
Distillery
Founded in 1897
The Tamdhu Distillery Company was founded at the height of the Whisky boom​, in 1896. The first cask was filled the following year. Two years later the endeavour was sold to Highland Distillers.

Mothballed between 1911 and 1913, 1928 and 1948, and 2009 and 2012, Tamdhu's journey has not been without its trials. But they are running strong today under the guidance of Ian MacLeod Distillers.

When it was built, Tamdhu was one of the most innovative enterprises of its time. Architect and engineer Charles Doig designed the kilns to reduce heat loss, and their waste was shuttled to a nearby rail station. Tamdhu also produced malt, both for itself and for other distilleries, with novel Saladin boxes.

Total capacity at Tamdhu runs near 2.5 million liters annually. Three wash stills and four spirit stills stand at Tamdhu, providing spirit to stock four dunnage and 1 racked warehouse, filled with predominantly ex-Sherry casks.

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Flavour Spiral™

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sherry
oak
port
caramel
spicy
biscuit
sherry monster
berries
sweet
What does Tamdhu taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Tamdhu Scotch. It's based on all Tamdhu drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Tamdhu before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Established
    1897
  • Owner
    Ian MacLeod Distillers Ltd
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    3 wash, 3 spirit
  • Visitor Center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RP, United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1340 810695
  • Website
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About
Speyside
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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