Ledaig 8 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask (52.8%, Claxton’s, Refill Sherry Butt, 645 Bottles, 2016)
- 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
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.
A great tarry dram, a little funky and very woody for a young spirit but a great drinker.
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