Today we will be looking at an 11 year old Tamdhu coming out of Douglas Laing's Provenance range.
Tamdhu are best known for releasing sherry casked whiskies. So it was definitely a surprise to me to see the colour of this whisky.
Boutique-y Whisky Aultmore 20 Year Old Batch 8
Aultmore distillery was founded in 1896 by Alexander Edward, owner of Benrinnes distillery and co-founder of Craigellachie distillery.
and 1836 the distillery changed hands a few times, but after John Ramsay acquired Port Ellen in 1836 it was run by him and his descendants until the distillery was sold to the Port Ellen Distillery Co. in 1920. It changed hands a few more times until it was mothballed by John Dewar and sons. It remained mothballed for 40 years although it continued to supply other Islay distilleries with malted barley. Port Ellen started producing whisky again in April 1967 although this was short lived as the whisky crash of the 80's, caused by over supply, left the distillery loosing significant money and it was closed down in 1983. Diageo are planning to rebuild the distillery and re-open it come 2020.