Ian Macleod Distillers announces the launch of the new Tamdhu Single Malt Gran Reserva this month in Asia Pacific Travel Retail, in partnership with China Duty Free Group (CDFG).

This Travel Retail exclusive expression is packaged in a deep red and gold presentation box and is now available in Hainan and select airports in China.

The new Tamdhu Gran Reserva celebrates the dedicated Spanish sherry oak heritage of Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt and appeals to sherry cask whisky connoisseurs with an eye for the very best in sherry matured whisky. The Gran Reserva whisky is now matured in only the finest European oak first-fill Oloroso sherry casks, stored in the cool shadows of the distillery’s traditional dunnage warehouses. European oak casks enhance the character of the whisky, giving it a rich mahogany colour and outstanding taste. Tamdhu Gran Reserva is bottled un-chill-filtered at 46% ABV, is entirely natural in colour and has an RRP of 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,” says China Duty Free Group President, Charles Chen. “We look forward to our customers tasting this wonderfully complex, exclusively sherry cask-matured whisky.”

“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,” explains Ian Macleod Distillers’ Global Travel Retail Director, William Ovens.

After the initial launch with CDFG, the new Tamdhu Single Malt Gran Reserva will be rolled out to other selected luxury travel retail outlets globally.

Tamdhu, the highly acclaimed Speyside Single Malt brand was launched in the Travel Retail channel in select European outlets in 2018 and is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky dedicated to maturing exclusively in sherry casks.

Tamdhu dates back to 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, when the distillery was founded on the banks of 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 continues that tradition today and is dedicated to maturing its single malt exclusively in the finest European and American Oloroso sherry casks.