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TAMDHU   10 years old 43%            
Tamdhu Distillery, Morayshire

TAMDHU   10 years old 40%            
water from our own spring,
our own malted barley and
a full barrowload of peat
Tamdhu Distillery, Speyside

TAMDHU   geen leeftij ds vermelding 40 %     INFO  
water from our own spring,
our own malted barley and
a full barrowload of peat
Tamdhu Distillery, Speyside

TAMDHU   12 years old 43%             
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 27.1.84
Bottled 3.96
Cask no. 169
410 Genummerde flessen
Van Wees, Holland

TAMDHU   34 years old 40,1 %  
PEERLESS
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons et Origo D T C
Cask Strenght
date distilled 06.1968
date bottled 11.2002
cask no. 4104
188 genummerde flessen
Duncan Taylor & Co.

TAMDHU   33 years old 54%      INFO        
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date Distilled Jan 67
Date Bottled Oct 00
Society Cask Code 8.26
Outturn 187 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Where the bee sucks, there suck I'

TAMDHU   34 years old 50%            
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
A Single Cask Bottling
Distilled January 1967
Bottled September 2001
186 Bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

TAMDHU  39 years old 40 %        
RARE OLD
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1961
Bottled 2000
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

TAMDHU   20 years old 57,1%    
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Society Cask code 8.38
Outturn 435 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Happy days are here again'

TAMDHU Aged  18 years  43 %     
Single Malt Fine Scotch Whisky
Bringing together our own malted barley,
water from our own spring
and a delicate hint of our local peat
Malted and distilled at Tamdhu Distillery, Speyside

TAMDHU   Aged  25 years  43 %
Single Malt Fine Scotch Whisky
Bringing together our own malted barley,
water from our own spring
and a delicate hint of our local peat
Malted and distilled at Tamdhu Distillery, Speyside

TAMDHU             2 0 0 4                                       
6 years old  60,2 %
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
CASK  STRENGHT
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 29/06/04
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask no: 5440
Bottled 08/03/11
625 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL
                                                                  
TAMDHU INFO
Founded 1897                                   
Aged 10 years 40 %                                                                
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
SPIRIT  OF  ENLIGHTMENT
Inspired by the Enlightment and two
Centuries of Industry and Endeavour
A Co of gentlemen Merchants and                                                                                                                                                                                             

purveyors of THE "CAN - DO - SPIRIT"
Devised & Constructed The Era's most
"Remarkkable distillery" with
The Singular aim of Producing
The World's Finest Single Malt
Scotch Whisky
Matured in Sherry casks
Distilled at Tamdhy Distillery

TAMDHU
VINTAGE  2 0 0 6
9 years old 65.0 %                        
CASK  STRENGHT
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Distilled: 16/02/06
Bottled: 19/03/15
639 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

Highland Malt
Speyside
TAMDHU (1897)

Knockando, Morayshire. Licentiehouder: Tamdhu Distillery Ltd. Eigendom van The Highland Distilleries Co, Ltd.
In 1863 werd door de opening van de Strathspey spoorlijn, die liep van Boat of Garden naar Craigellachie, de Speyside toegankelijker voor toeristen.
Ook de whiskyblenders kregen meer belangstelling voor dit gebied: de whiskyindustrie be-leefde een bloeiperiode en de lichtere Speyside whiskies waren in de mode.
Door de Stratspey spoorlijn werd ook de aan- en afvoer van de produkten van en naar de distilleerderij en vergemakkelij kt.
De vraag naar blended whisky bereikte zijn hoogtepunt rond 1890, en niet minder dan drie distilleerderijen werden gebouwd te Knockando: Tamdhu, Knockando en Imperial.
Tamdhu werd geopend in 1897.
De distilleerderij werd gesticht door een groep zakenmensen uit de omgeving onder de leiding van William Grant, mededirecteur van Highland Distillers Ltd.
Architekt was Charles Doig en de stichtingskosten waren E 18.200. De eerste manager van Tamdhu was George Reid.
Juli 1997 kwam de eerste 3000 liter spirit uit de ketels, werden afgevold in Port vaten en verkocht aan Robertson & Baxter.
In 1898 werd Tamdhu aangelsloten op The Great North of Scotland Railway en Tamdhu kreeg een eigen spoorwegstation: Dalbeallie. Dat werd na de sluiting van de spoorlijn in 1968 een bezoekerscentrum.
In 1898, aan het eind van het 'seizoen' deed W. Robertson, directeur van Highland Distillers een bod op Tamdhu, en dit bod werd aanvaard io 1 Juli 1898.
Tot 1903 steeg de produktie voortdurend maar als gevolg van het einde van de whiskyboom werd de produktie gehalveerd in de jarem 1906 - 1910.
Tamdhu was gesloten van 1911 tot 1913. Tamdhu werd in 1927 gesloten tot 1947.
In die jaren werd de whisky van Glenrothes hier gelagerd.
In 1950 werd een Saladin Box systeem geïnstalleerd, Tamdhu is de enige distilleerderij die totaal in eigen behoefte kan voorzien.
In 1972 werden er twee ketels bijgebouwd en weer in 1975.
Tamdhu werd in 1976 voor het eerst als single malt whisky uitgebracht.
Tamdhu is Keltisch en betekent 'kleine zwarte heuvel'.
Het proceswater komt van de Tamdhu Spring, het koelwater van Knockando Burn.
Het meeste van deze single malt whisky gaat in Famous Grouse en Cutty Sark.
De zes met stoom verhitte ketels kunnen 4^ miljoen liter spirit per jaar produceren, en is daarmee een grote distilleerderij.
Het water komt van eigen bronnen op het terrein.
De Mash tun is 11 ton. De negen Wash backs zijn elk 60.000 liter.
De drie Wash stills zijn elk 17000 liter, één Spirit stills heeft een inhoud van 22000 liter, twee elk 16000 liter en worden indirect verhit.

PEERLESS
Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly, Aberdeen.
In 1933 begon Abe Rosenberg, samen met twee broers een drankengroothandel in Syosset te New York.
De Star Liqueor Company verkocht de merken Duncan Taylor, Hartley Parkers en McColls in de staten New York, Connecticut en Miami.
Na de tweede wereldoorlog werd Abe Rosenberg de alleen importeur van J & B blended whisky.
In 1964 begon Abe Rosenberg te investeren in vaten Schotse Single Malt Whisky, en lette bij aankoop in het bijzonder op de soort- en kwaliteit van het hout van de vaten.
De whiskies van Islay hadden zijn bijzondere voorkeur.
In 1994, op 85 jarige leeftijd overleed Abe Rosenberg, en het beheer van zijn omvangrijke erfenis kwam in handen van een liefdadigheidsinstelling, die zijn naam droeg.
Om de erfenis ten gelde te maken zochten de beheerders contact in Schotland en kwamen uiteindelijk in contact met Euan Shand.
Euan Shand, zoon van een vroegere manager van Glendronach, en opgegroeid op de distilleer-derij, ging na zijn opleiding werken bij Allied Distillers te Glasgow, en was ook nog kort tijdelijk manager van Ardmore.
Na een korte onderbreking administrateur - boekhouder startte hij de Bennachie Scotch Whisky Co.
In 1997 kocht Euan Shand de merken Glendarroch en Whisky Galore.
Euan Shand werd koper de whiskyvoorraad en Duncan Taylor & Co.
Deze voorraad bestaat uit ongeveer 4000 vaten whisky, deels inmiddels heel oud en bijzonder.
Macallen, Bowmore, Glen Grant en St. Magdalene, Laphroaig en Bunnahabhain uit 1966, gelagerd in Cognac en Sherryvaten.

November 2009

The Edrington Group plans to put the Tamdhu distillery and maltings in Aberlour
in "care maintenance"from April 2010.

Tamdhu employs 20 staf.

It will concentrate production at The Macallan, Glenrothes and Highland Park.
Glenturret is unaffected by the proposals.

The planned changes would result in a reduction of 31 jobs

Edrington employs 2200 people across the globe with 840 working in Scotland

William Grant, director of Highland Distillers was the driving force behind Tamdhu, buying land beside Knockando Burn, north of the River Spey in 1896, raised 19.200 Pounds in the
venture with 15 partners including  the blenders Robertson & Baxter.

The already famous architect was Charles Doig

28 June 2011

The Edrington Group have sold Tamdhu Distillery to Ian Macleod Distillers

Leonard Russel, managing Director of Ian Macleod Distillerssaid: "Having
purchased  Glengoyne Distillery from Edrington in 2003, we are delighted
to be acquiring a second distillery from them, safe in the knowledge that it
has been maintained to be very high standard and comes with a reputation
for producing exceptional quality single malt".

"I am also pleased that we will be securing and creating new local employment
during these uncertaineconomic times.

We are looking forward to developing the Tamdhu single malt following our
Successful growth of Glengoyne.

29 March 2013

The once moth - balled Tamdhu distillery is to launch its First whisky since reopening and also
giving whisky enthusiasts the chance to wander amongst the stills this day.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will play host the re - launche of Tamdhu on 4 May 2013.

Tamdhu was mothballed in 2010 and reopened January 2012.

The Event will support the official global launch of the Tamdhu Core and Limited Edition Whisky
of which only 1000 bottles will be released.

TAMDHU  DISTILLERY

Output: 4.000.000 litres

1896          Founded by a consortium of whiskyblenders led by William Grant
                Architect is Charles Doig
1897          First casks are filled in July
1898          Highland Distillers Company buys Tamdhu
1911          Tamdhu closes
1913          Tamdhu reopens
1928          Tamdhu is mothballed
1948          Tamdhu starts production in July
1950          Tamdhu is rebuilt and the Floor maltings are replaced by Saladin boxes
1972          Two more stills are added, now 4
1975           The number of stills are increased from 4 to 6
1978           Tamdhu 8 years old is launched
2009           Tamdhu is mothballed
2011           The Edrington Group sells Tamdhu to Ian Macleod Distillers
2012           Tamdhu produces again          


Although a few official single malt bottlings appeared, including a light-bodied 10-year-old, Tamdhu could hardly be regarded as a frontline player. It has a fragrant fruitiness with notes of honey and apple but sufficient weight to cope with ageing in ex-Sherry casks.



Like neighbouring Knockando, this is another late 19th century railway distillery which has quietly provided fillings for blends ever since. It was built in 1897 by a group of blenders headed by William Grant who was both a director of Highland Distillers and, handily enough, on the board of the Elgin bank. The famous distillery designer Charles Doig was the architect. ‘[It is] perhaps the most efficient and designed distillery of its era,’ wrote Alfred Barnard in 1898.

Highland (now Edrington) purchased it outright in 1899, but like many sites it had a rocky time, closing from 1927 and remaining silent for two decades. Soon after its reopening, the old floor maltings were replaced with 10 Saladin boxes, each capable of holding 22 tons of malt. This would become the last site in Scotland to retain this method of malting and was one of the few distilleries in the modern era to malt all of its own requirements (the others being Springbank, Glen Ord and more recently, Roseisle). As well as its own needs, it supplied all of the malt for Glenrothes and the unpeated component of Highland Park’s.

Tamdhu grew substantially in the 1970s with four stills added to the original pair, while a change in wood policy in the 1990s saw it being filled exclusively into Edrington’s bespoke ex-Sherry casks.

Somewhat surprisingly, Edrington mothballed it in 2010, but two years later, Ian MacLeod stepped in. The firm has since installed new washbacks, built new warehouses, opened a visitors' centre (in the old Dalbeallie station) and released a 100% Sherried 10-year-old. Older releases are planned.


1897
Tamdhu distillery is built by a consortium of blenders led by William Grant
1899
Highland Distillers Company purchases Tamdhu
1911
The distillery closes for two years
1927
The distillery is mothballed for two decades
1948
Tamdhu distillery is back in operation, and two years later is rebuilt with Saladin boxes replacing its floor maltings
1972
Tamdhu's stills are increased from two to four
1976
The distillery releases an 8-year-old Tamdhu single malt
1999
Edrington takes control of Highland Distillers
2009
Edrington mothballs Tamdhu
2011
The distillery is sold to Ian Macleod Distillers, which reopens it the following year
2013
Tamdhu's first official release by its new owners, in Victorian-inspired packaging, is a 10-year-old

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4
CONDENSER TYPE i
Tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
59-107hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
69.8%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
11.85
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam boiler
MALT SPECIFICATION i
1-2ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Crisp and Simpsons
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
71%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
14,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Onion
STILLS i
6
WAREHOUSING i
Dunnage and Racks
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
10,031
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Onion
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
53,500
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WASHBACKS i
9
WATER SOURCE i
Spring/borehole
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Kerry M & MX
OWNERS

Ian Macleod Distillers logo
CURRENT OWNER

Ian Macleod Distillers
2011 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

The Edrington Group
1999 - 2011
Highland Distillers
1899 - 1999
Tamdhu Distillery Co
1897 - 1899
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