Speyside's Tamdhu distillery to reopen

02 April, 2012

Speyside distillery Tamdhu is set to reopen and relaunch its malt whisky after it was bought from the Edrington Group by Ian Macleod Distillers last year.

The distillery’s new owners have drafted in design company Good to create a new, modern identity for the distillery and its malt whisky, which is to relaunch next year.

Tamdhu, whose name in Gaelic means “the little dark hill”, opened in 1897 and was mothballed by Edrington in 2010.

Good co-director Chris Lumsden said: “Tamdhu was one of the first Speyside distilleries. It was founded by a consortium of leading local business entrepreneurs who put a lot of money into building what, at the time, was a cutting-edge facility.

“It was a highly ambitious venture to produce the finest whisky they possibly could using every modern technique available to them. It’s that spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation that we want to reflect in the new brand image.” 

Co-director Keith Forbes added: “The chance to work on a brand of Tamdhu’s quality and provenance, but with pretty much a clean slate, doesn’t happen very often. 

“It’s a huge responsibility but we are relishing the challenge and are looking forward to the journey of building what we know will be an outstanding premium global brand.” 

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