Review and tasting notes for the Tamdhu Batch Strength Batch 001 Single Malt Whisky. 004 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Speyside, Scotland) $ 94.53 $ 126.03 / 1000ml. Aged entirely in sherry casks (predominantly first-fill) for an unstated amount of time, it is bottled at cask strength. Tamdhu Batch # 002 is adequately good neat, but rises to highly desirable with a couple of drops of water added. This stuff is right up there with Aberlour A'bunadh: another marvelous cask strength "sherry-bomb" extravaganza. Meaty and herbal. Original bottling 4.6 (14), 2 Tamdhu Batch Strength 003 - 58.3% - 0.7l . Tamdhu Batch Strength No. The sherry flavours are delicious in an aggressive rather than lush sort of way. Score: 21.5/25 neat; 23/25 with water, Taste: excellent translation to the mouth with greater intensity of the flavour. Single Cask Distillery Managers Edition. I still regret passing on one of these at a Binny's clearance price of ... what was it? View and buy. @MadSingleMalt Ha ha yes I thought that as I typed it, but then I rather liked it, so it stayed, Tamdhu 15 Year Old (46% abv presentation). Non-chill filtered and no added color. Palate: Juicy fruit loaf, cinnamon, clove, orange peel, toasted tea cakes, cocoa and cherries. Fantastic sherry Whisky! Nose: Strange light nose. These casks are both first-fill and re-fill, and of differing size - hogshead, puncheon and butt - with some made from American oak and others from European oak. The idea of these releases is to bring fans of this Speyside whisky an experience that's close to sampling straight from a cask in warehouse. @Hewie, something tells me the Tamdhu folks are hoping the shorthand name "BS" for this product is not going to catch on. Buy Now. I am undone and overwhelmed. Those trained in "slotting" the smells, tastes and other sensory perceptions, do so from the mental toolboxes they carry from what they know and were taught....few mention THE WATER overtly...but I sense it there. Tamdhu 15 Year Old. Tamdhu Batch Strength Though Tamdhu was able to get off the ground and running fairly quickly after opening their doors again in 2012, for the distillery had only been closed a few years prior and there were still stocks to make use of. You gotta LOVE sherry finished malts, and you gotta love 'em in-your-face-full-flavored STRONG to appreciate what is actually transpiring here. Magnificent bottle!! Distribution of ratings for this: brand user, Tamdhu Batch # 002 has received a lot of favourable attention since its release. It is bottled without chill-filtration or additional colours. This is a beautiful delivery. VAT) The Tamdhu Batch Strength honours and upholds the passion to make only the finest single malt. Palate: Orchard fruits and rich oak, more sultanas, Victoria sponge and Sherried peels. By clicking “Notify me!” (and ticking the box, if applicable), you confirm Just so you know, we can't actually ship to, By clicking "Submit" you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to our, This product does not contain any notifiable allergens. (although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes). Finish: Pain au chocolat, redcurrants and lemon biscuits. As with the nose, this is excellent with water added. NAS whisky that was aged in sherry casks, primarily first fill, and bottled at 58.5% ABV. This batch was finished entirely in sherry casks, and boy, does it show in color, nose and an explosion of flavor. A near comparison in style would be The Balvenie's 17 yo Doublewood. View and buy. The "Batch Strength" is in its second edition as of early 2017. The Tamdhu Batch Strength No.005 is a limited edition that has been created using different ages of whisky and only from ex-Oloroso sherry casks. I think I may have bought the aforementioned whiskies under the influence of my fellow Connosrs. Aged entirely in sherry casks (predominantly first-fill) for an unstated amount of time, it is bottled at cask strength. Score: 22/25 neat; 23/25 with water added, Total Sequential Score: 88 points neat; 92.5 points with water added, Strength: moderate on the nose and finish; very strong on the delivery. Each batch is unique & varies slightly in style & strength. Whisky Hammer are expert whisky auctioneers, specialising in rare whiskies. Has anyone written to Tamdhu to ask for clarification regarding “Batch Strength”? The newly revived Tamdhu Distillery is back with its second expression, this time an overproof whisky known (curiously) as Batch Strength. @OdysseusUnbound, oh I have no intention of going to the trouble of finding those references again, but BOTH of the postings I have read from Tamdhu explicitly state that Tamdhu Batch # 002 is NOT bottled at Cask Strength. Nose: Honey, Malt and Sherry. Rob reviews two Tamdhu single malts head to head. It includes the somewhat vague statement We think it’s the closest you’ll get to sampling a dram direct from the cask. FOMO and all that. Here in NZ the Tamdhu BS is $95 and A'bunadh is $115. No spam and entirely confidential. Standard delivery next day No minimum order. Absolutely love it. Vanilla and berry fruit begin proceedings, followed swiftly by sherry-oak spice and dried fruit lightened with a sharp citrus twang – all backed up by a … 700ml . Score: 21/25 neat; 23/25 with water added, Balance: very good in the nose; excellent on the palate; fair to very good (with water added) on the finish. This outstanding whisky is matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry oak casks & bottled un-chill filtered at natural colour & high strength. When I first saw that butt-ugly bottle, I was afraid that the contents would follow suit. Syrupy and heavy on the palate Until and unless Tamdhu ever explains what they meant that term to mean, this review and its speculative paragraph 2 ought to be the top Google search result for folks wondering about it. If you’ve had a dram of Batch Strength 001, 002 or 003 then you’ll have an inkling of what’s in store for you. Do yourself a favour and order one now. Still, your review makes it clear that this whisky is one that must be tried. Nose: Fruit and nut notes, sultanas, orange peel, apricot jam and sweet cereal. This is fantastic. For me, along my scotch whiskey journey, I have arrived!! Colour: Slightly darker amber. Tamdhu - Batch Strength (Batch #2) features in the online whisky auctions from Whisky Hammer. Tamdhu ‘Batch Strength’ (58.5%, OB, Batch 2, 2015) - Angus - 050817 Tamdhu ‘Dalbeallie Dram’ (62.1%, OB for Speyside Whisky Festival, sherry, 1000 bottles) - by Angus - 130419 Tamdhu 8 yo (70° proof, OB, 1970’s) - 150108 Being a retired beekeeper - from New Zealand who lives in New Zealand - I have a somewhat slanted view that includes aged mead characteristics that embrace wild bush honeys. Once word gets out, this ultimate bargain won't last long at this ridiculously cheap price. Check out the other Tamdhu Batch Strength bottlings here! Availability: Out of stock. I thank @Maddie for the reviewed samples. Tamdhu Batch Strength 005. View and buy. The idea of these releases is to bring fans of this Speyside whisky an experience that's close to sampling straight from a cask in warehouse. I’m not sure I’d ever buy this as it’s $25 more than A’Bunadh and $35 more then Glenfarclas 105 (I think) in Ontario. A large proportion of the oak – both European and American – is … Tamdhu 28 Year Old - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company), Tamdhu 11 Year Old 2007 (cask 6833) - Lady of the Glen (Hannah Whisky Merchants), Tamdhu 28 Year Old 1989 (cask 4126) - Mackillop's Choice, Tamdhu 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company), Tamdhu 20 Year Old 1999 (cask 13785) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing), Tamdhu 10 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing). This second batch is bottled at 58.5% abv. I love it's invasion of my senses so much that I simply cannot to add any water. Score: 23.5/25 neat and with water, Finish: long finish, which moves a little toward bitter grape skins. Very nice. A near comparison in style would be The Balvenie's 17 yo Doublewood. you have read, understood, and agree to our Privacy Policy. 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