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Tamdhu Batch Strength II Crowned Winner at the 2017 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

11th May 2017

Following the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Tamdhu Batch Strength II was crowned winner in the Non Age Statement category of the highly-anticipated Whisky Awards. The results were announced on the night of Sunday 30 April at the Festival’s closing ceilidh after the complex richness and high-intensity of Batch Strength II was favoured by festival-goers. The malt from the local Speyside distillery was shortlisted by a selected panel of spirit industry experts before enduring the final taste test by members of the public in a series of roving judging sessions taking place over the weekend. 

Commenting on the awards, Iain Weir, Brand Director for Tamdhu, said: “For Tamdhu Batch Strength II to win such an esteemed accolade at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival further enforces the fact that the quality of our malt is uncompromising, just as our founders intended.

“Batch Strength II is a unique malt, perfect for whisky connoisseurs and the bottling is the closest you will get to sampling a dram of whisky straight from a Tamdhu cask!”

Based in the heart of Scotland’s malt whisky country, Speyside, the Festival ran from the 27 April – 1 May and comprised over 500 events, welcoming Scotch whisky fans from all over the world. Tamdhu is owned by one of Scotland’s leading, independent family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. Tamdhu was born on the banks of the River Spey in 1897. Its quality is defined by the hint of peat in its malted barley, the natural Speyside water that is drawn directly from the Tamdhu spring and the exclusive use of only the finest sherry oak casks.


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Tamdhu Batch Strength II Tasting Notes


Nose:  Warming golden syrup, brown bread with peanut butter, cinnamon, white pepper and cocktail cherries. 

Palate:  Mouth coating sherry oak, lightly heated berries and creamy vanilla - adding water brings out cookie dough, gentle spice and fresh fruit.

Finish: Spicy notes continue long into the finish with dried fruits, hazelnut and vanilla.


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