Enthused by the optimism of 1897's Diamond Jubilee, a consortium of merchants and gentlemen of the whisky trade raised today's equivalent of £20 million. Driven to produce the finest whisky in the world, they set out to construct the most advanced distillery yet devised.
Having first acquired a unique site on the banks of the River Spey, they enlisted the ingenuity of Charles C Doig Esq - the pre-eminent distillery architect and engineer of the day. Doig insisted upon employing only the most advanced techniques of whisky production, delivering unrivalled consistency and quality. This ensured every drop was as magnificent as the one before. What Doig designed and built was nothing less than the most pioneering distillery of the age. A water wheel positioned beneath the floor for optimum performance, kilns redesigned to reduce heat loss and waste extracted by Archimedean Screw, direct to the distillery's own railway station. Few names other than Tamdhu so embody the 'Can-Dhu-Spirit' of our grand Industrial Age.
Tamdhu lived on through the ups and downs of the 20th Century on the banks of the River Spey, until it was closed in 2010. Inspired by the founders' vision, the distillery was then purchased in 2011 by Ian Macleod Distillers - a family company independent in thought and ownership. Re-commissioned in 2012, the new owners set out to return this eminent malt to its former glory.