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No: 8
Producer: Highland Distilleries
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 185 417 ; Latitude 57 27° N, Longitude 3 20° W
Founded 1896 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

The principal Speyside product among the bottled single malts in the Highland Distilleries range. The distillery is in the heart of Speyside, between Knockando and Cardhu. It was founded in 1896 and largely rebuilt in the 1970s. Water comes from the Tamdhu burn which flows through woodland into the Spey. Tamdhu has its own Saladin Box maltings, one of the first such and now the only one to be installed in Scotland. This was one of several distilleries that were served by a rural railway line up the Spey valley. The whisky is becoming better known as a bottled single malt and is a component of The Famous Grouse blend. "Tamdhu" means "The little dark hill" in Gaelic. The visitor centre is the old Knockando station, bought when the railway to this part of Speyside closed.
© Michael Jackson 1994, o.m.

Distillery rating: 3*

Knockando, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 7RP
Tel: 01340-810486 or 01340-6221 (visitor centre)
Fax: 01340-6255

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