Tamdhu Batch Strength No 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A consortium of gentlemen to build the era’s most remarkable distillery. In fact, they have only one aim: Producing the world’s finest single malt whisky. Enthused by the optimism of 1897’s Diamond Jubilee, a consortium of merchants and gentlemen of the whisky trade raised today’s equivalent of £20 million. Driven to produce the finest whisky in the world, they set out to construct the most advanced distillery yet devised. They have first acquired a unique site on the banks of the River Spey. They enlisted the ingenuity of Charles C Doig Esq – the pre-eminent distillery architect and engineer of the day. Doig insisted upon employing only the most advanced techniques of whisky production, delivering unrivalled consistency and quality. This ensured every drop was as magnificent as the one before.
‘THE MOST MODERN OF DISTILLERIES’ ‘PERHAPS THE BEST DESIGNED AND MOST EFFICIENT DISTILLERY OF ITS ERA’ ALFRED BARNARD, 1898
What Doig designed and built was nothing less than the most pioneering distillery of the age. A water wheel positioned beneath the floor for optimum performance, kilns redesigned to reduce heat loss and waste extracted by Archimedean Screw, direct to the distillery’s own railway station. Few names other than Tamdhu so embody the ‘Can-Dhu-Spirit’ of our grand Industrial Age.
Today, sherry casks are some of the rarest and most expensive on the market. We go to great lengths to secure our own private supply of casks from Jerez in Spain. The casks are emptied of sherry and shipped to Speyside. We insist they are sent whole – others dismantle the casks to save space for shipping, but keeping them whole ensures none of the flavour is lost. We nose and inspect every batch before we deemed that it is fits for the new make spirit.
The casks are either first or second fill, European or American oak. This mix of wood, age and size of the casks allows us to create a perfectly balanced single malt – and to make sure every drop is as magnificent as the one before. Today, we still mature every cask on the banks of the Spey in the cool shadows of the traditional dunnage distillery warehouses.
Today, Tamdhu whisky is still the same spirit that the founders drive in the past. It represents the time when people overcome obstacles. When anything seemed possible.