Tamdhu was founded way back in 1897 by a group of entrepreneurs who fancied their hand at a bit of whisky making. They managed to raise a bit of cash (about £20 million in today’s money!) and Tamdhu was born. The vast majority of its output used to go into blends like The Famous Grouse, J&B and Cutty Sark. In April 2010 the distillery announced that it was closing and we thought that might be the end of Tamdhu, but luckily Ian MacLeod Distillers bought the plant in 2011 and started producing single malt in 2013. This bottle of Tamdhu 25 Years Old comes from before the Ian MacLeod buyout. It is original Tamdhu, aged for a lovely 25 years. It has a nose of floral scents, red fruits, tobacco and furniture polish. The palate shows red apples, forest fruits, black tea, ginger and heather. The finish is medium long with stewed fruit and spices.