Ledaig

Ledaig 8 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask (52.8%, Claxton’s, Refill Sherry Butt, 645 Bottles, 2016)

Ledaig 8 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 52.8%
  • Age: 8 years Old
  • Bottling: Claxton’s, The Single Cask
  • Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £sold out
  • Origin: Tobermory Distillery
  • Vintage: 2008

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What they say

A Claxon’s bottling of peated Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky, bottled under their Ledaig name. It was distilled in May 2008 and matured for 8 years in a refill Sherry butt before being bottled at cask strength with an outturn of 645 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Kippers, sea salt and an underlying note of dried fruit.
  • Palate: Packed with smoke and salt, though now joined by mint chocolate!
  • Finish: Still minty, still smoky, still delicious.

What I say

Distilled at Tobermory Distillery in 2008 from peated malted barley, thie Ledaig was matured for 8 years in a refill sherry butt before bottling in 2016 by Claxton’s as part of their The Single Cask range.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Full amber gold (10/20), medium-large tears, thick legs.
  • Nose: Sweet vanilla, sweaty and greasy smoke, fruity apple, spirity, salty, candy floss, sugary.
  • Taste: Tarry bitumen, peaty, spicy, cinnamon, black pepper, liquorice, cheroot cigars, woody, chewing tobacco, leathery.
  • Finish: Long, tarry smoke, treacle toffee.

Overall

A great tarry dram, a little funky and very woody for a young spirit but a great drinker.

Score 86/100

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