Address : Tamdhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour, AB38 7RP
Telephone No : 01340 870221
Web Site : No Stand Alone Web Site
Visitors Centre : No
The Tamdhu Distillery was founded in 1897 by a group of assemblers, who wanted to produce their own whisky. It then passed on into the hands of Highland Distillers. The history of the distillery is fairly quiet, without changing owners, but still marked by a long dormant between 1927 and 1947.
Its production capacity was tripled between 1972 and 1975. The distillery has now 3 wash stills and 3 spirit stills. Its annual production of pure alcohol is 4 million gallons. Unlike its neighbors the Tamdhu distillery has no roof-shaped pagoda above its malt furnaces. This is one of the last distilleries to malt all of its barley on the spot by a mechanical saladin.
The Tamdhu whisky is almost completely used for the production of blended whiskies, such as The Famous Grouse, J & B and Cutty Sark. Tamdhu's traditional single malt bottling does not mention its age, but a recent addition to its product line includes a 10 year old distillery bottling. Other single malts are sold by independent bottlers.
It has been announced that as of April 2010 the Tamdhu Distillery belonging to the Highland Distillers subsidiary of the Edrington Group is being closed and the plant is being shuttered.
Below is a selection of the whisky produced at the Tamdhu Distillery:
Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky
No Age - 40% Vol