Monday, October 01, 2018


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced that it will be launching a new 12 Year Old Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky expression, as a replacement to its current core range 10 Year Old bottling.

Tamdhu 12 Year Old (43% ABV) has been matured in first fill and refill American and European Oloroso sherry casks.
Tamdhu 12 Year Old

Benefiting from an extra two years of maturation, Tamdhu 12 Year Old is said to be a complex and rich single malt whisky, that delivers a wealth of complexity, with flavours of cinnamon, dried fruit, banana and classic sherry oak depth.

This latest release from the Speyside based distillery, launches globally with a bold new marketing campaign and packaging design, including a new strapline, ‘Only the Best’ and activation, ‘From Spain to Speyside’; a reference to the Spanish Oloroso sherry oak casks which were recorded as being first used by Tamdhu Distillery to mature its Speyside single malt whisky 120 years ago, in 1898.

Commenting on the news, Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu Distillery Manager, said: “We’re delighted to introduce the new Tamdhu 12 Year Old as our new entry level expression. All our whisky at Tamdhu is exclusively matured in the finest Oloroso sherry oak casks. The American and European oak soaks up nearly 35 litres of Oloroso sherry during the seasoning process in Jerez, which gives our new Tamdhu 12 Year Old its distinctive flavour and striking natural colour.”

He went onto say: “When you taste a dram of Tamdhu 12 Year Old, you can really taste the time, care and expert craftsmanship which has gone in to creating this incredible whisky. We hope Tamdhu drinkers around the world will savour it as much as we do. We’re on an exciting journey with Tamdhu and we remain committed to bottling only the best.”

Tamdhu 12 Year Old (RRP £45.00) is now rolling out globally and will be available in the UK in 2019.

Posted by Steve Rush