Review: Archives No. 00044 Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

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11 Years; Ex-Koval cask
100% Malted Barley
Distiller Tamdhu (Knockando, Scotland)

Apparently, ex-Koval casks (a micro distillery in Chicago which makes, among other things, a rather interesting millet whisky). It is bottled by Archives, a very interesting bottling company which has sprung out of an online whisky community called Whisky Base (one of the largest in the world).

Review (2019)

  • Batch: No. 00044

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2018

The nose has lots of dried fruit – dried apricot, white pepper, and a nice farmy barley character – it is sweet throughout. The dry spiciness works quite well with the body of the nose. The palate is sweet and dry – very full of a bourbon-like character. Again, lots of nice dried fruit and we have a growing emergence of white-wine type flavours. The finish is big, fruity, and slightly sour – with some tea, notably. The youth comes off pretty easily – I think it would do a bit better without the youth, but it does show off an impressive distillate.

Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: N/A