Single malt

Ledaig 10 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask (54.3%, Claxton’s, Refill HH #1851-700075, 304 Bottles, 2018)

Ledaig 10 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask

Whisky Review

  • 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

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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.

Overall

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.

Score 86/100

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