Tamdhu Distillery set to launch first malt since reopening

A once moth-balled Scottish distillery is to launch its first whisky since reopening and is giving whisky enthusiasts the rare chance to wander amongst its stills.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will play host to the re-launch of this celebrated malt on Saturday, 4 May 2013.

The Distillery open its doors for one day only giving whisky enthusiasts an opportunity to explore its confines.

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Visitors will also enjoy the spectacular Whisky Fete, featuring an array of the best food and drink Scotland has to offer.

Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Tamdhu was one of the first Speyside distilleries. It was built by a consortium of local entrepreneurs in 1897 on the banks of the River Spey and represents one of the most cutting edge distilleries of its time.

“The Distillery was mothballed in 2010 and reopened in January 2012 and we have been perfecting the malt since then. We look forward to welcoming festivalgoers to this unique event.”

In celebration of the Distillery’s Victorian roots, the Tamdhu Whisky Fete will guide visitors through the Tamdhu story from its early beginnings up to Tamdhu today. Informative tours and tastings will be led by the Distillery craftsmen throughout the day and visitors will be given a rare opportunity to experience one-off tastings of Single Cask samples.

The Event will also support the official global launch of the Tamdhu Core and Limited Edition Whisky, of which only 1000 bottles will be released in May. Tamdhu visitors will be among the first to taste and purchase these Tamdhu whiskies along-with other Tamdhu collectables.

An array of Scottish seasonal food, drink and entertainment will be on offer including a hog roast, ice cream, Speyside Craft Brewery and live music from Scottish ceilidh band Stravaig and more. There will also be face painting to keep the children entertained.

Tickets are priced at £30.00 and children under the age of 14 go free. Tickets are limited so don’t delay.

To buy tickets visit www.spiritofspeyside.com. More info can be found at tamdhu.com.