Endlich ist es soweit: Tamdhu 18yo

Bereits bei seinem Besuch in Hamburg hat Gordon Dundas so etwas angedeutet, aber nun ist es soweit: der Tamdhu 18yo ist erhältlich. Bisher war die älteste Originalabfüllung in der aktuellen Range ein 15-jähriger. Pünktlich zum 125-jährigen Destillerie Jubiläum gesellt sich jetzt ein 18-jähriger dazu.

Im Überblick – Tamdhu 18yo

  • Tamdhu 18yo, ncf, 46.8%, 1.200 Flaschen (D), RRP 139.99 GBP / UVP 175.- EUR

ncf = no chill-filtration (keine Kältefiltration), yo = years old (Altersangabe), UVP/RRP = unverbindliche Preisempfehlung

Seit 02.04.2022 ist er offiziell vorgestellt und auf der Tamdhu Webseite erhältlich (aktuell „out of stock“). Auch im deutschen Fachhandel wird er erhältlich sein. Ich bin gespannt. Die Vorstellung in Deutschland ist für Anfang Mai geplant.

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Offizielle Tasting Notes – Tamdhu 18yo

  • Nose: Dry nutty sherry, cherry, milk chocolate, rum raisin, citrus, baked oats and plum
  • Palate: Mouth coating with a complex richness, sweet vanilla with brown sugar, crisp red apple, and dried fruits
  • Finish: Long and warming, dried apricot and dates, soft spice and stewed apple

(Pressemitteilung, Tamdhu/JohnDoeHub)


Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the long-awaited arrival of its Tamdhu 18yo – the latest addition to its 100% sherry cask matured collection.

Tamdhu only matures in the finest Oloroso Seasoned Sherry Casks sourced from Spain, so when a small selection of these fine casks came of age, the time was right for the distillery to bring them together to craft a very limited 18-Year-Old release.

Combining American Oak Oloroso and European Oak Oloroso casks, the 18-Year-Old unites Tamdhu’s signature fruity spirit and 18 long years of full-term sherry maturation to deliver layers of indulgent flavour and a deep natural colour which reflects the quality of the oak.

Bottled at 46.8% abv and non-chill filtered, on the nose the Tamdhu 18-Year-Old delivers rich dark fruits with ripe cherry and plum. Zesty citrus notes cut through an indulgent base of nutty milk chocolate and honey-baked oats. To taste, crisp red apple emerges alongside dried fruits, with some sweet spice coming in the form of cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar. A long, lingering, and rewarding finish brings spiced stewed apple and an unmistakable hint of sherry.

Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu Distillery Manager, said:“Tamdhu has rightfully earned a reputation for producing the very best sherry matured whiskies, so crafting, bottling, and launching our 18-Year-Old will go down as a true career highlight. The entire distillery team has an innate understanding of the Tamdhu sherry maturation process – so we selected a combination of casks that deliver a truly special drinking experience, befitting such an important age statement.”

Tamdhu is the only whisky to fully mature its entire range in sherry casks, giving each dram rich and unique flavour characteristics, as well as an eye-catching natural amber colour.

Gordon Dundas, Tamdhu Global Brand Ambassador, said: “Across our entire range, we are dedicated to full term maturation in the very best Oloroso Sherry Casks. The combination of both American and European oak casks results in two distinct styles, which we combine to show the amazing character of this fantastic distillery.”

The announcement comes during a celebration year for the brand, celebrating its 125th anniversary. Since 1897, Tamdhu has earned and reinforced its reputation as one of Speyside’s most meticulously crafted liquids due to its relationship with Spain’s sherry cask cooperages and bodegas, and the incredible casks created there.

Dundas added: “It’s apt that such a ceremonial age statement – the 18 – is unveiled during the brand’s 125th anniversary. We’ve had well over a century of dedication to craftsmanship, and the launch of this exquisite dram paves the way for the years to come.”

The highly anticipated Tamdhu 18yo will be available globally, in markets across Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia. Priced at £139.99 RRP, the 18-Year-Old will be available through specialist retailers as well as directly from the Tamdhu website.

Tamdhu will open its doors to the public for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – with tours, tastings, and a luxury ‘Spain to Speyside’ experience. As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations, visitors to the distillery will be among the first to try the 18-Year-Old. Tickets are available to purchase from the Spirit of Speyside website.