NSF, there's little doubt in my mind that financial considerations (i.e. consolidation of assets and rationalization of expenditures) lie at the very top of the Edrington Group's decision. That said, I do remember a time when the official distillery releases of Tamdhu's make occupied the more lucrative middle ground rather than the present-day lower-priced territory of Scotches marketplace-wise (as in the 15-year old issue available some decades ago). Despite that history, however, Tamdhu never truly managed to attract a wide audience. A shift toward placing greater emphasis on the 'gold-standard' operations at Glenrothes, Highland Park and Macallan, then?