Single malt

Ledaig 10 Years Old (46.3%, OB, 2020)

Ledaig 10 Years Old

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46.3%
  • Age: 10 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £36.94
  • Origin: Tobermory distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared
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What they say

This extraordinary and distinguished hand-crafted single malt is Tobermory Distillery’s signature smoky expression.

Official tasting notes:

Nose: Sweet briny smokiness with distinct island character and playful notes that hint at mild antiseptic, creosote, wax polish, mint chocolate and floral seaside aromas. Soft peat, gentle smoke
Palate: Tantalisingly sweet, medicinal flavours infused with enticing sparks of spicy pepper and dried fruit with rich peaty smoke and a velvety vanilla and malty creaminess.
Finish: A wondrous union of sublimely spicy white pepper, the vibrant sweetness of liquorice and a kick of cloves with a exquisite lingering saltiness.

What I say

Dram #4 from WOLS 2020 T6 Halloween / Rising From The Dead tasting. Ledaig is the peaty expression produced by Tobermory distillery which has been closed and reopened on numerous occasions during its chequered history.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber gold (11/20), quick, medium tears and medium-fine legs.
  • Nose: Sweaty and smoky, earthy and peaty, smoked beef, malty and sweet, dried fruits, sherry, wood, vanilla, iodine, nutty.
  • Taste: Medium-bodied, salted caramel, peat smoke, iodine, cherry and black cherry, raisin, blackberry, oranges, earthy and woody with cask char.
  • Finish: Medium-long, sweet salted caramel and gentle, earthy peat smoke.

Overall

A lovely expression full of salted caramel and soft peat smoke.

Score 85/100

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