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Playing to its Strengths - Tamdhu unveils Batch Strength No. 003

6th February 2018

Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled the third edition of its multi award-winning Batch Strength series. Batch 003 boasts a complex richness and deep intensity, and has been matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry oak casks. Each batch in the series is distinctive and differs slightly in style and strength and is bottled un-chillfiltered.

Commenting on Batch Strength 003, Iain Weir, Brand Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: 

“We are absolutely delighted to be in the position where we are launching the third Batch Strength expression, following such a busy and award-winning 2017 for Tamdhu. Previous batch strength versions have attained international praise and commendation and become the choice for whisky connoisseurs and collectors alike. 100% matured solely in the best quality Sherry casks of which the vast majority are first fill giving our Batch Strength a strong natural colour, rich taste and a long finish. Our Batch Strength, bottled at 58.3% ABV, is the closest you’ll get to sampling a dram direct from the cask.”


Tamdhu Batch Strength 001 was named Speyside Single Malt of the Year at the 22nd Annual Whisky Advocate Awards in December 2015. Further awards have included a Double Gold Medal for Batch Strength 001 and 002 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016/2017, a Gold at the International Spirits Competition 2017 for Batch 002 as well as winning in the Non-Age Statement category at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards last year also. 

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 most importantly the 100% exclusive use of only the finest sherry oak casks for the richest taste and deep natural colour.


Tasting notes:

Nose:  Vanilla, winter berries and freshly-shelled nuts – with aged oak and warming spices. 

Palate:  Sherry oak at first, then dried fruit and warming spice. A drop of water reveals fresh citrus zest and rich apricot. 

Finish: Freshly baked fruitcake with orange peel, complex and malty, long after the first sip. 


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