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First Tamdhu exclusives land in duty free

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Tamdhu has released its first two global travel retail-exclusive expressions, Ámbar and Gran Reserva, designed to celebrate the Speyside distillery’s Spanish heritage.

Tamdhu Ambar and Gran Reserva
First flight: Tamdhu's travel retail ambitions are officially taking off with Ámbar and Gran Reserva

Tamdhu Ámbar, named after the Spanish word for amber, is a 14-year-old single malt matured in refill oloroso Sherry casks, and is botted at 43% abv.

Priced at £69.99, the whisky is said to carry notes of ‘sweet biscuit’ on the nose with ‘toffee, ground malt and gingerbread’ on the palate.

Tamdhu Gran Reserva is a no-age-statement single malt matured in first-fill oloroso Sherry casks and is bottled at 46% abv.

Priced at £149.99, Gran Reserva is non-chill filtered, and said to have notes of ‘Sherry sweetness and complex oak’, with ‘beautifully balanced cinnamon’ on the finish.

The two single malts have been released as part of an exclusive partnership with travel retail company Dufry, and are available at World of Whiskies and selected duty free stores in the UK.

William Ovens, global travel retail director for Tamdhu parent company Ian Macleod Distillers, said: ‘We are thrilled to introduce Tamdhu to the travel retail market… We are equally delighted to be working in close and exclusive partnership with Dufry.

‘The introduction of Tamdhu Ámbar and Tamdhu Gran Reserva is just the start of an exciting journey together.’

Tamdhu’s introduction to duty free comes after fellow Ian Macleod single malt Glengoyne unveiled its new travel retail range, a series of four whiskies under the label Spirit of Oak.

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