September 1 2022  |  Spirits & Tobacco

Tamdhu Gran Reserva enters Asia Pacific with CDFG

By Jane Hobson

Tamdhu Single Malt Gran Reserva is available in stores on Hainan and selected airports in China

Ian Macleod Distillers announced the launch of the new Tamdhu Single Malt Gran Reserva last month in Asia Pacific travel retail, in partnership with China Duty Free Group (CDFG).

This travel retail exclusive whisky is packaged in a deep red and gold presentation box and is available in stores on the resort island of Hainan and selected airports in China.

Tamdhu Gran Reserva celebrates the dedicated Spanish sherry oak heritage of Tamdhu Speyside single malt and appeals to sherry-cask whisky connoisseurs.

The spirit is matured in fine European oak first-fill Oloroso sherry casks stored in the distillery’s traditional dunnage warehouses.

European oak casks give it a rich mahogany color. Tamdhu Gran Reserva is bottled un-chill-filtered at 46%abv, is natural in color and retails at US$199.

It is Tamdhu’s second listing with CDFG, after the introduction of Tamdhu 18 Years Old Single Cask in June.

“We are hugely excited to be working with Ian Macleod Distillers and adding to the Tamdhu range with the new Gran Reserva in China travel retail,” enthuses China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen. “We look forward to our customers tasting this wonderfully complex, exclusively sherry cask-matured whisky.”

Ian Macleod Distillers Global Travel Retail Director William Ovens adds, “We are thrilled to introduce the new Tamdhu Gran Reserva to the Asia Pacific travel retail market with our valued partner, China Duty Free Group. Tamdhu has real momentum in the China domestic market and this gives us real confidence that it will be well received in the travel retail environment.”

After the initial launch with CDFG, Tamdhu Single Malt Gran Reserva is being rolled out to selected luxury travel retail outlets globally.

Tamdhu Speyside single malt brand was launched in the travel retail channel in selected European outlets in 2018 and is the only single malt Scotch whisky maturing exclusively in sherry casks, according to Ian Macleod Distillers.

Tamdhu dates back to 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, when the distillery was founded on the River Spey, taking water drawn from its own spring. The following year, the founders secured the first shipment of sherry casks from Spain. Tamdhu Distillery still matures its single malt in European and American Oloroso sherry casks.

Tamdhu Gran Reserva tasting notes

Nose: Rich sherry oak, almond toffee, light citrus and cloves.
Palate: Sherry sweetness and complex oak, with zest, spice and soft fruit
Finish: Balanced cinnamon, vanilla and dark chocolate.


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