This is a 10 year Tamdhu (2005/2015) that was selected by Binny’s and bottled by Signatory Vintage at 60.5% ABV. This expression was matured in a first fill sherry cask.
Nose: Heavy raisins with vanilla and cumin. The level of raisin indicates PX to me, but given it doesn’t specify PX on the label, it’s probably more likely Oloroso.
Palate: Fruity bubblegum and heavy sherry. Heat is rather evident here, but dark fruit notes from the sherry help balance it a bit.
Finish: Dry with the sherry remaining dominant alongside the young oak pulling through.
Rating: 86/100 – I’ve only had one other Tamdhu (the 10 year OB), and this one is a nice step up.
Value for the money: This I going for $50 at Binny’s currently, and that’s a great price for a pretty interesting dram.