IMD’s oldest-ever Tamdhu Single Cask goes exclusive with China Duty Free

By Faye Bartle |

Ian Macleod Distillers’ Global Travel Retail Director, William Ovens.

Ian Macleod Distillers’ Global Travel Retail Director William Ovens.

Ian Macleod Distillers (IMD) is releasing the oldest-ever Tamdhu Single Cask whisky from its vintage series, which has been selected by and bottled exclusively for China Duty Free Group (CDFG).

The Tamdhu 18 Years Old Single Cask #6014 marks IMD’s first Tamdhu listing with CDFG.

It has an RRP of US$650, is limited to 600 individually numbered bottles and is available in CDFG stores in Hainan and select airports in China.

“This exceptional sherry-matured whisky creates a new focus for whisky connoisseurs and collectors in Asia,” said China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen.

“We are delighted with this Tamdhu exclusive, which is part of a continuing strategic partnership between ourselves and Ian Macleod Distillers.”

Distilled in 2003 and bottled at the end of 2021 at cask strength (54.5% ABV), the first-fill European Oak Oloroso sherry cask whisky is sweet on the nose and suggests syrup sponge pudding, ginger, dates and a hint of lime.

It is described as ‘delicate and balanced on the palate’ with a touch of sweetness, featuring raisins, toffee apples, soft cinnamon and light citrus.

It has a mild and long finish with subtle spice, dry sherry and soft tropical notes.

The Tamdhu 18 Years Old Single Cask #6014

The Tamdhu 18 Years Old Single Cask #6014 marks IMD’s first Tamdhu listing with China Duty Free Group.

“We are thrilled to introduce this exceptional Tamdhu single cask to CDFG and its customers,” said Ian Macleod Distillers’ Global Travel Retail Director, William Ovens.

“This cask is the pinnacle of sherry cask maturation, giving the whisky its rich mahogany colour and outstanding taste.

“Tamdhu is becoming known for its superlative single casks, which have won multiple awards in recent years, including the Best Single Cask in the World in the World Whisky Awards in 2020 and we have no doubt this cask – the oldest ever released by Tamdhu – will be very well received.”

Tamdhu was launched into Global Travel Retail in 2018 in the UK with two exclusive GTR expressions: Tamdhu Ámbar and Tamdhu Gran Reserva First Edition.

The artisanal Scotch malt whisky is made with water drawn from Tamdhu Distillery’s spring on the banks of the River Spey, where it is exclusively matured in sherry seasoned casks, crafted in the cooperages and bodegas of Jerez for up to six years.

Natural in colour, Tamdhu is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky dedicated to fully maturing exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks from start to finish.

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