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Tamdhu

It was in 1863 that the Strathspey railway first graced Speyside’s locality. A dependable means of travel was, at last, brought to the area and several distilleries were built as a result. Tamdhu was one of them; founded in 1896 by a group of whisky blenders, including William Grant and Sons among others, and designed by the famed, prolific Speyside distillery architect, Charles Doig of Elgin.

The distillery is of good size; her six stills have a total capacity of four million litres annually, though at present Tamdhu runs at three quarters of this. Tamdhu installed a substantial Saladin box malting system in 1950. One of but a handful of distilleries with onsite maltings and the only one still using a Saladin box, Tamdhu produces all of its own malt as well as enough to supply other distilleries in the Edrington group, notably the Glenrothes distillery. Tamdhu lies on the banks of the mighty River Spey, not far from Knockando. The Knockando distillery's ancient railway station has since been converted into the Tamdhu visitor centre.

Tamdhu is currently nestled in the motherly arms of the Edrington Group who, with William Grant in 1999, acquired the distillery from Highland Distillers who had owned the distillery for over a decade. There have been a scattering of independent releases of Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky, though there has been but one official release.

Tamdhu Whisky Distillery

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About Tamdhu Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01340 872200

Distillery Founded

1896

Distillery Capacity

4 000 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Edrington Group

Distillery Address

Knockando, Aberlour, Morayshire AB38 7RP

1896

The distillery is founded by Tamdhu Distillery Company, a consortium of whisky blenders with William Grant as the main promoter. Charles Doig is the architect.

1897

The first casks are filled in July.

1898

Highland Distillers Company, which has several of the 1896 consortium members in managerial positions, buys Tamdhu Distillery Company.

1911

The distillery closes.

1913

he distillery reopens.

1928

The distillery is mothballed.

1948

The distillery is in full production again in July.

1950

The floor maltings is replaced by Saladin boxes when the distillery is rebuilt.

1972

The number of stills is increased from two to four.

1975

Two stills augment the previous four.

1976

Tamdhu 8 years is launched as single malt.

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The new 10 year old, All Sherry Tamdhu. Retro bottle. Very cool.  More info
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$51.14
Grab the party hats and streamers, because Hunter Laing is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their Old Malt Cask! While we were making the cake and "Happy anniversary!" card, they were releasing a...  More info
$207.94
A tasty wine-finished Tamdhu, distilled in 1991 and aged in a single cask (number 35096) for 21 years before bottling in late 2012. There are just 211 bottles of this, from the Carn Mor range.  More info
$164.59
Independently bottled Tamdhu single malt, matured in cask #4104 for 24 years. 222 bottles were produced for the Mackillop's Choice range.  More info
$214.24
An 8 year old Tamdhu from the newly repackaged MacPhail's Collection, now bottled at the higher strength of 43% abv.  More info
$49.15
An Old & Rare Platinum bottling from Hunter Laing of 25 year old Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky. It was distilled in September 1988, matured in a sherry butt for 25 years and bottled at natural cask...  More info
$348.58
This bright single malt comes from the Tamdhu distillery in Speyside. As this is a Douglas Laing Provenance bottling, it gives light to the seasons in which the whisky was produced, so we have to...  More info
$62.89
12 year old Tamdhu, bottled as part of the Provenance range from Douglas Laing. A child of the Autumn, this single cask, single malt was distilled in Autumn 2000 and bottled in Summer 2013.  More info
$71.10
The Single Minded series by Douglas Laing is a collection of small batch single malts that are all bottled at 41.5% abv. This edition is from the Tamdhu distillery and has been matured for ten years...  More info
$61.10
Independently bottled Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of Douglas Laing's Provenance range. It was distilled in Autumn 2002 and matured in a refill hogshead refill for 10 years. It...  More info
$64.94
Taken from a single Sherry butt, this Directors' Cut bottling of Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in September 1988 and bottled in March 2014. The 25 years in the cask have been very...  More info
$313.63
A Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection bottling of 53 (!) year old Tamdhu single malt Scotch whisky. It was distilled all the way back in March 1960, when the distillery only had two stills. From...  More info
$2400.24
Tamdhu is Gaelic for 'little dark hill' and this Speyside whisky has been bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask series.  More info
$96.12
A fantastic Speyside whisky from the Tamdhu distillery, this 25 year old single cask bottling is presented by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular selection. 222 bottles were released.  More info
$172.96
A cask strength bottling of Tamdhu bottled by Carn Mor. Distilled in September 1989 and bottled in February 2013, only 150 bottles were produced.  More info
This is a Tamdhu distilled in 1989 and bottled by Mackillop's Choice in 2010. Tamdhu produces malt for the Famous Grouse blend however it is a great single malt in its own right!  More info
This was distilled at Tamdhu in September 1989 and it was aged for 22 years in cask 8151 before bottling by Duncan Taylor in September 2011. A release of 243 bottles.  More info
$127.61
This was distilled at the Tamdhu distillery in December 1989. It was aged for 21 years in a single sherry hogshead before bottling in November 2011 at natural cask strength for Douglas Laing's premium...  More info
$295.71
This was distilled at Tamdhu in the Spring of 1999 and aged for 12 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling in Winter 2012. A wonderful release of single cask whisky from Douglas Laing's...  More info
$65.09
Tamdhu yo-yo'd between opening and closing in the first half of the twentieth century.

This Speysider was distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2011 by Gordon & MacPhail.  More info
$82.85
This is a twenty-one year old sherry cask bottling of Tamdhu selected for Douglas Laing's Old & Rare range. Tamdhu is one of the principal ingredients in the Famous Grouse blend. Tamdhu has been...  More info
$284.83
This Tamdhu from indie bottler, Adelphi, has more matured in an ex-sherry cask and is of a limited run of bottles. A rich flavour profile of orange, ginger and chocolate make this a powerful dram...  More info
$108.75
This is an 11 year old Tamdhu from the famous Provenance range. It was distilled in the Autumn of 2000 before a maturation in a single refill hogshead. This was bottled in Summer 2012.  More info
$65.44
A light, fruity 8 year old bottling from the Tamdhu distillery, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info
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$39.45
A Gordon and MacPhail bottling from the Tamdhu distillery, this was distilled in 1966 and bottled in 2006.  More info
$346.62
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