To mark the recent launch of a new Cigar Malt, Tamdhu Distillery created a very limited edition, bespoke cigar humidor, inspired and infused by the whisky itself.
The Cigar Malt whisky was hand-picked from a small selection of first-fill European oak Oloroso sherry casks at the Speyside distillery, and the distillers say it was chosen for its ability to support and complement the rich, aromatic and spicy flavors of top shelf cigars.
Bringing cigar and whisky even closer together, Tamdhu used wood from those sherry oak casks to create a luxury cigar humidor.
In collaboration with wood maker and silversmiths Anthony Holt & Sons, the use of the sherry cask wood within the build will fill the humidor, and the cigars it contains, with a subtle sherry cask aroma.
Tamdhu’s Cigar Malt whisky is non-chill-filtered at 107.6 proof, giving it a rich texture and strength of flavor, as Tamdhu intended the whisky to mirror the spice, aroma and mouthfeel of aged tobacco leaves of its smoking companion.
“While whisky and cigars have long been enjoyed together, we wanted our Tamdhu Cigar Malt to cement that bond with a marriage of flavour and craft befitting of the two worlds,” said Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu Distillery manager in a prepared statement. “This whisky, exclusively matured in first fill European Oak Oloroso sherry casks, provides the perfect accompaniment to the finest cigars. That we were able to use those sherry casks to continue the legacy of the Cigar Malt through the humidor is very special indeed.”
Tamdhu created two of its whisky-infused humidors to support the launch of the Cigar Malt. These are made with European oak sherry cask staves, sterling silver, and walnut wood to mirror the whisky’s dark, rich color. One of these bespoke boxes will be auctioned for charity in 2022.
Bottles of Tamdhu Cigar Malt No. 01 are now available to purchase from specialist retailers in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan and China.