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Sandy McIntyre
*Distillery Manager

Ian Macleod Distillers


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Tamdhu Distillery, located in the heart of Scotland's Speyside region, is a testament to the rich heritage of Scotch whisky. Established in 1897 by a consortium of blenders led by William Grant, this distillery, designed by the renowned Charles Doig, is celebrated for its efficient and innovative design. Over its storied history, Tamdhu has seen multiple owners, including Highland Distillers and Edrington Group. Despite periods of closure, it maintained its reputation as a key contributor to blends like The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark. Notably, Tamdhu upheld traditional malting methods using Saladin boxes, making it one of the few distilleries to malt its own barley entirely.

After a brief mothballing by Edrington in 2010, Ian MacLeod Distillers took over in 2012, revitalizing the distillery, releasing new expressions, and expanding its visitor center. Tamdhu's signature Speyside whisky is renowned for its gentle, smooth, and slightly oily character. With notes of caramel, apple, vanilla, almonds, dark chocolate, and citrus, it offers a delightful experience for whisky enthusiasts. The Tamdhu 10-year-old, matured in sherry casks, stands as the flagship expression, while the Batch Strength edition presents rich, unadulterated flavors.

-Written (Mostly) by Robots-

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