Another Speyside distillery, Tamdhu stands out for a number of resons. Firstly it is the only Speyside distillery to malt all its own barley. It is also the sole remaining distillery in Scotland with maltings, which are still in use, and the reception centre is the former Victorian railway station of Knockando.
Situated at Knockando in the center of the Speyside the Tamdhu Distillery managed to survive difficult years of economical ups and downs. This is due to the status of Tamdhu whisky as a reliable component in the blends of the Highland Distillers for years. It always was “The Can-Dhu-Spirit”.
Tamdhu is light, smoky and well balanced, developing a ripeness of biscuity flavour that is surprisingly lengthy. Some toasty sweetness and tiny spice. The whisky is now marketed as a “no age statement” single malt. The Tamdhu whisky is almost completely used for the production of blended whiskies, such as The Famous Grouse, J & B and Cutty Sark.