| Tamdhu 10 year old Speyside Single Malt Whisky 750ml|
The best Speyside single malt at this price! From the distinguished Speyside region, where the rivers Findhorn, Lossie, Deveron and Spey flow north to the sea, comes Tamdhu. Born of water from the clear mountain springs that flow unfettered over the peat, Tamdhu's distinctive flavour -- fresh, delicate and elegant -- sets it apart from other Highland malts. Tamdhu, whose name means "little dark hill" in Gaelic, also stands alone among Speyside distilleries as the only one to malt its own barley on-site, placing every aspect of production under the control of the distillery. No wonder Tamdhu has enjoyed a reputation for quality and consistency for over 100 years. It is truly a whisky to savour at any time, for any occasion. 40% ABV
Founded in 1896 by a group of whisky blenders, Tamdhu distillery was, like several others, located along the Strathspey railway line which by then played a major role in the whisky industry. A few years after it was built it was taken over by Highland Distillers. It was closed from 1927-47, but extended in 1972 from two to four stills and again to six stills in 1975. A feature is Tamdhu's Saladin Maltings which have been largely rebuilt. The old Knockando railway station was converted into an attractive visitors centre and reception.
Tamdhu does not have the traditional pagoda heads atop its kilns, having instead a short, square concrete chimney. Situated on the banks of the River Spey south of the B9102 between Knockando and Archiestown.
Single malt Scotch: a delight usually refrained from until after dinner. Most popular pairing: the cigar
Single malt whisky is a whisky which is distilled at a single distillery, and which is made completely from a single type of malted grain, traditionally barley, (although there are also single malt rye whiskies). Most single malt whiskies are distilled using a pot still. Single malts are produced all over the world, but the best known single malts come from Scotland, Ireland and Japan.