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