Thursday, 21 September 2017

Tamdhu 2008 Strictly Limited Review

Hi everyone,

Today's review is a very young whisky from another distillery I haven't reviewed before.
Tamdhu have gained a bit of recognition with new whiskies released in 2013, all of which I have yet to taste. This is an indie from Carn Mor's low end range, full of young whiskies from refill barrels.
Is there anything interesting to say about Tamdhu? Um, they're owned by the same group as Glengoyne and they use wooden washbacks. That's all I got.
 
Tamdhu 2008 Carn Mor Strictly Limited 46%
Colour: Light Straw
Body: Light
Nose: Very young. Slightly burnt new make spirit, ethanol, spirity apple and pear, some orange, bubblegum, slightly metallic, slightly rubbery.
Taste: Spirity but fresh. Young apple and pear combo, going quite juicy and fresh with some building caramel, some spice coming out.
Finish: Medium length. New oak then some burnt notes.
7 year old. About as close to the distillate as you could get, despite that it isn't bad whisky, the juicy notes on the taste are quite nice.
61/100

Thanks for reading!

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