Tamdhu DistilleryTamdhu 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.

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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What does Tamdhu taste like?

The Flavor 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 Flavor 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
  • Established
  • Owner
    Ian MacLeod Distillers Ltd
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    3 wash, 3 spirit
  • Visitor Center
  • Status
  • Address
    Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RP, United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1340 810695
  • Website
Dog Dogson
Dog Dogson's
Tamdhu 50 Year Old that was released to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ian Macleod Distillers, is one of the most expensive Scotch Whiskies out there. Bottled in hand-made crystal decanter, it retails for nearly £17,000 price tag. Those who have had the chance to taste it, say it's well worth it.
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, malts from these fifty or so Speyside 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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Scotch from Tamdhu

Average rating: 8.5/10 (2332 votes)

Tamdhu Batch Strength
Tamdhu 12 Year Old