A once moth-balled Scottish distillery is to launch its first whisky since reopening. Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Tamdhu was one of the first Speyside distilleries. It was built by a consortium of local entrepreneurs in 1897 on the banks of the River Spey. The Distillery was mothballed in 2010 and reopened in January 2012 and we have been perfecting the malt since then.”
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will play host to the re-launch of this celebrated malt on Saturday, 4 May 2013. The Distillery open its doors for one day only giving whisky enthusiasts an opportunity to explore its confines.
The Event will also support the official global launch of the Tamdhu Core and Limited Edition Whisky, of which only 1000 bottles will be released in May. Tamdhu visitors will be among the first to taste and purchase these Tamdhu whiskies along-with other Tamdhu collectables.
Some Tamdhu Distillery History:
1897 – Established by Tamdhu Distillery Co Ltd
1976 – Tamdhu launched as a Single Malt
2010 – Closed by previous owner the Edrington Group
2011 – Ian Macleod Distillers Limited purchase Tamdhu Distillery
2013 – Re-launch of Tamdhu
Tamdhu means “little dark hill” in gaelic
The Tamdhu whisky is almost completely used for the production of blended whiskies, such as The Famous Grouse, J & B and Cutty Sark.