Friday, March 24, 2017


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced the launch of a new limited edition 50 Year Old Tamdhu bottling, to coincide with the Speyside distillery’s 120th anniversary.

Tamdhu 50 Year Old (55.6% ABV) has been matured in a first fill European oak sherry butt for five decades, and is said to deliver notes of forest fruits, elegant oak and depths of orange on the nose, followed by notes of cloves, liquorice and baked apples on the palate.

Tamdhu 50 Year Old

Limited to just 100 bottles, Tamdhu 50 Year Old, comes presented in decanter created by a team of traditional British craftsmen and women including glass designer Katy Holford, crystal experts Royal Brierley and the silversmiths at renowned luxury jewellery house Hamilton & Inches.

Commenting on the launch, Leonard Russell, Managing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers, who own Tamdhu, said: “120 years of expertise and 50 years of maturation in an extraordinary sherry oak cask have gone into making Tamdhu 50 Year Old, and we are delighted to be able to share it with the world.”

He went on to say: “What makes this whisky really special to us is that it represents the rebirth of the distillery. There was a time, before we bought and reopened Tamdhu, when some thought it was gone forever. This cask, which may never have been released had the distillery remained closed, can be now enjoyed and savoured, and that is something we want to celebrate.” 

Tamdhu 50 Year Old, which was unveiled last night at a special event at Hamilton & Inches’ showroom on George Street in Edinburgh, will be available later this month from specially selected specialist retailers, for a RRP of £16,000.

Posted by Steve Rush