Ledaig 10 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask (54.3%, Claxton’s, Refill HH #1851-700075, 304 Bottles, 2018)
- ABV: 54.3%
- Age: 10 years Old
- Bottling: Claxton’s, The Single Cask, Refill HH #1851-700075, 304 Bottles
- Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £60.60
- Origin: Tobermory Distillery
- Vintage: 2008
What they say
10 year old single malt from the Tobermory distillery, released under the Ledaig name – so be ready for a peaty treat! This one was distilled in February 2002 and aged for a decade in a refill hogshead before Claxton’s bottled it up at cask strength. 304 bottles were produced.
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Charred oak, white grapes, a hint of cacao, roasted chestnut.
- Palate: Orange oil and fresh raspberries, balanced by heavy waves of rich, earthy smoke.
- Finish: Lasting smoky salinity.
What I say
Another 2008 Ledaig bottled by Claxton’s. This one was bottled at 10 years old after maturation in a refill hogshead.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Barely gold (1/20), medium-large tears and medium legs.
- Nose: Dusty, dirty and grubby, hot radiators, rubber bungs, sweet malty barley, honey, apple puree, roast chestnuts and open wood fires.
- Taste: Full bodied, thick and rich, honey sweet, caramel, fudge, backed by a thick earthy smoke, fruity, orange, strawberry, melon and kiwi.
- Finish: Long, sweet fruits charred on a bbq with a splash of salted caramel sauce.
Another superb expression, the complete antithesis of colour = flavour, much like many young Islay whiskies. A lovely mixture of fruit and smoke with more than an indication on the nose of exactly where it came from.
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