The Great Drams


Single Cask Series, 8 Years Old

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 175
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Brand: Tamdhu, The Great Drams
Expression: Single Cask Series, 8 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
Year of bottling: 2021
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Great Drams
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Pencil shavings and sultana. Icing sugar and marshmallow, with plenty of fresh green apples and pears. There’s a lime soda zing to boot.
Palate: The lime note is back. This time I’m thinking of key lime pie, without the pastry. There’s pear drop and a touch of apple-skin tannin. Milk-bottle candies and candied ginger.
Finish: Medium and fades on that sweet pear drop note.
Comment: A little hot, but there’s some lovely flavours in here.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Creamy vanilla. Then green apple skins, sweet allspice, butterscotch frosting on top of a vanilla cupcake and some giant rum-filled raisins.
Palate: Peppery spice fills the mouth, followed by some more of the green apple skin, resinous dry wood, fresh ginger, Christmas cake fruit and a solvent kick of nail varnish remover.
Finish: The heat really lingers, leaving the sweet apple skins and a white pepper warmth.
Comment: There really is rather a lot of heat here, however, beneath that is a bit of a sweet treat waiting to happen.
Visit the distillery
Tamdhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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