Tamdhu 10 year old
£30.45 from MasterOfMalt
Starts off a little spirity. But time in the glass and this lifts. A light sherried malt presents itself now. Not intense or pungent. But robust and asserted. Lots of rum soaked raisins and sultanas. Some honey and brown sugar and nuts in the background.
Sweet. Slow arrival. Pepper heat of youth comes through but dark fruits and oak spices soon overpowers this and become dominant. Honey and brown sugar then come and stay for the mouth duration. Quite an oily spirit, considering its lower ABV and presentation.
Medium. Honey. Sugar. Fruit stays on the palate until the end. A little bitter at the very tail but remains palatable.
Any spirty edge is dissipated with a small drop of h2o. The nose becomes more rounded, settled, sweet and fruity. The honey malt stays. It’s a soft, subtle, easy dram. On the diluted palate there is the familiar sweet honey and is smoother for the water. Still has a nice oily feel though. Finish is very nice, sweet and smoother and just plain nice!
It’s a good easy drinker of a dram that needs a small drop of water to take the youth off. This dram at 15/18 years old should be stonking! Just a little time to wait. The dram does continue to develop in the glass. This is a brand new opened bottle which makes me think its worth going back in a month or so after its got some air to it.
One last thing. It’s got an awesome bottle! Really heavy and quality glass!