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Tamdhu 50 year old


Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled its oldest ever bottling – Tamdhu 50 Year Old – to coincide with the distillery’s 120th anniversary.

Only 100 bottles of the expression, distilled on 2 November 1963 and bottled at a cask strength of 55.6% abv, will be available globally.

Tamdhu 50 Year Old was matured exclusively in a first fill European oak Sherry butt, and comes in a decanter created by a team of British craftspeople, including glass designer Katy Holford, crystal expert Royal Brierley and silversmiths at luxury jewellery house Hamilton & Inches.

Each decanter is presented in a solid stained oak canister adorned with sterling silver and featuring the distillery’s location on the River Spey, its Victorian railway station and signature Sherry casks.

‘What makes this whisky really special to us is that it represents the rebirth of the distillery,’ said Leonard Russell, managing director of Tamdhu owner Ian Macleod Distillers.

‘There was a time, before we bought and reopened Tamdhu, when some thought it was gone forever. This cask, which may never have been released had the distillery remained closed, can be now opened and savoured, and that is something we want to celebrate.’

Tamdhu was mothballed by former owner Edrington in 2010, before being acquired by Ian Macleod a year later for an eight-figure sum. Production began again in 2013.


Deep hues of rich mahogany.


Forest fruits, elegant oak and orange depths – with underlying rose hip, dark chocolate & marzipan.


Hugely complex – cloves, liquorice, espresso and baked apples, also revealing banana, black pepper & roasted almonds.


Ginger, cocoa, walnuts and maple syrup linger long through the finish.

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As this is a special order item it may not be purchased online. Delivery time approximately 3 weeks. Buy now