Thursday, May 02, 2019


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced the launch of the second Dalbeallie Dram bottling, from its Tamdhu Distillery, as part of this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram 002 (61.1% ABV) is a cask strength single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in European and American Oak Oloroso seasoned casks.
Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram 002

The celebratory bottling honours the old Dalbeallie train station that sits alongside the Tamdhu distillery. It also celebrates the role that Victorian railways played in the distillery receiving its sherry oak casks from Spain to Speyside over a century ago.

Completed in 1899, Dalbeallie Station has recently been restored to its full splendour, including the waiting room and signal box. The listed building continues to host events and tastings at the Spirit of Speyside Festival.

Carefully chosen by the distillery team, Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram 002, is said to have notes of sticky toffee pudding, blackcurrant, and chocolate, ginger biscuit, walnuts, vanilla and dry sherry on the nose, with a silky palate of rich sherry oak, crème caramel, juicy fruits and gentle zestiness.

Commenting on the launch, Sandy McIntryre, Tamdhu Distillery Manager, said: “We’re really excited to be launching our second exclusive limited edition Dalbeallie Dram at this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Dalbeallie Dram 002 adds to the Collector’s Journey started by the Dalbeallie Dram last year which is a Finalist at The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards 2019.”

He went onto say: “Wood connoisseurs owe much to Dalbeallie Station. Until its closure over 50 years ago, this was where our precious sherry oak casks arrived from Spain and Tamdhu began its passage to the world. Although the station closed in 1965, our story does not end there. Like Tamdhu distillery itself, we have restored Dalbeallie station to its full splendour. It is now a well-loved landmark for walkers on the Speyside Way, as they retrace the route of the former railway.” 

Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram 002, will be available to purchase at the Tamdhu Distillery as part of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (2-6 May 2019) and as an online exclusive on the Tamdhu website, for a RRP of £90.00.

Posted by Steve Rush