This cask was bottled for my local bottle-shop last year. I had to check, but it was bottled for the 10th anniversary of the shop. Since their inception they’ve gone from a tiny cornershop to a much larger and more important shop. I honestly go there for beer, mostly. The occassions on which I randomly buy whisky are very limited.
What I don’t actually know is why the Creative Whisky Company got sold to an unknown (to me) party last year. I heard about it at Maltstock and people were guessing there too. Quite a shame since I liked the bottler, both the company and David Stirk.
Anyway, a 10 year old Tamdhu from a hogshead. It’s not too old, and I seem to remember this being a refill sherry hogshead, which would also fit the tasting notes. However, I can’t find the info on it.
Slightly grainy, slight dry and spicy. Fruit stones, a little bitter with cherry stones and almonds. There’s a bit of youth left to it.
Very dry, and rather bitter. Stone fruits, apricot and cherry stones. Almonds, prunes and dates. Gets a bit sharper after a while.
There’s a bit of dryness left, and sharpness. Fruit, with the same bitterness as before.
I think this tastes a bit younger than the age statement made me expect, especially for the engineered whiskies of today. Also, while there are some nice flavors in it, I’m not overjoyed by the whisky. It does have some fruity sweetness and bitterness, which generally works well together. However, there’s also that slightly rough edge of it having been in a bit of a lazy cask that just doesn’t do it for me.
Luckily it’s quite affordable and the combination of the price and it’s quality match well.
Tamdhu 2007-2017, 10yo, Hogshead 6829, 55.4%, Creative Whisky Company for the 10th Anniversary of Drinks & Gifts. Available for € 50