Inspired by the Diamond Jubilee of 1897, which celebrated then-Queen Victoria’s 60 years on the throne, a group of Scottish merchants and whisky traders pooled together capital (roughly equivalent to £20 million in today’s currency) to build the most technologically-advanced distillery the world had ever seen. After procuring land adjacent to the River Spey, the group hired Charles C. Doig, the most esteemed distillery architect and engineer of his time, to construct the industrial masterpiece. The result was Tamdhu Distillery, the most modern distillery of its era.
In 1898 Tamdhu Distillery secured their first precious shipment of sherry casks from the finest bodegas in Spain. Tamdhu Distillery survived the ups-and-downs of the 20th century until finally closing in 2011 - shortly after its closing, the distillery was purchased by Ian Macleod Distillers and is now producing whisky by the same exacting standards which earned Tamdhu Distillery its sterling reputation over the prior century.
Now over 100 years later, Tamdhu matures its whisky exclusively in the finest Oloroso sherry casks. It's one of the hardest and most expensive ways to mature whisky, not to mention it limits the amount of precious spirit the distillery can produce.
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