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Ian Macleod Distillers-owned Tamdhu has added the new 18-year-old expression to its 100% sherry cask matured collection, as the brand celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Bottling an 18-year-old was a ‘long-held’ ambition of the distillery, with Tamdhu only maturing in Oloroso Seasoned Sherry Casks sourced from Spain.

Combining American Oak Oloroso and European Oak Oloroso casks, the 18-Year-Old aims to unite Tamdhu’s signature fruity notes and 18  years of full-term sherry maturation to deliver layers of flavour and deep, natural colour to reflect the quality of the oak.

Bottled at 46.8% abv and non-chill filtered, the Tamdhu 18-Year-Old boasts rich dark fruits with ripe cherry and plum on the nose, while citrus notes cut through an base of nutty milk chocolate and honey-baked oats.

To taste, the spirit delivers red apple notes alongside dried fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar, finished by spiced apple and a hint of sherry.

Tamdhu Distillery Manager Sandy McIntyre said: “Tamdhu has rightfully earned a reputation for producing the very best sherry matured whiskies, so crafting, bottling, and launching our 18-Year-Old will go down as a true career highlight.

“The entire distillery team has an innate understanding of the Tamdhu sherry maturation process – so we selected a combination of casks that deliver a truly special drinking experience, befitting such an important age statement.”

The Tamdhu 18-Year-Old will be available globally, in markets across Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia.