Tamdhu adds to Batch Strength series

by Alice Brooker

Speyside-based Scotch whisky distillery Tamdhu has added a limited edition bottling to its Batch Strength series.

Ian Macleod Distillers-owned Tamdhu has introduced an exclusive single malt Scotch whisky to the global market, bottled at 57.5% ABV. Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu distillery manager, said: “Batch Strength No 007 is a testament to our dedication to exclusively Sherry-matured whisky, with its deep copper colour and complex profile. Each Oloroso cask is meticulously hand-crafted, delivering an exquisite, nuanced flavour and a long, satisfying finish.” Non-chill-filtered, the liquid has been matured in oloroso Sherry casks from the bodegas of Jerez, Spain. On the nose, the whisky delivers aromas of vanilla sponge, spicy cinnamon, and roasted praline. The mouthfeel is thick and complemented by pavlova and raspberries, and the finish is lingering with warm oak spices. Batch Strength No 007 can be picked up at specialist global retailers, or online through tamdhu.com for RRP £80.99 (US$97.67) per 700ml bottle. Last month, the distillery released 600 bottles of its oldest Tamdhu Single Cask whisky, aged 18 years, in China travel retail. The cask was selected and bottled for China Duty Free Group (CDFG) from Tamdhu's vintage series, and was the Speyside producer's first listing with the company.