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Ledaig 12 Years Old Batch 18

Ledaig 12 Years Old Batch 18 (50.3%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 360 Bottles, 2020)

  • ABV: 50.3%
  • Age: 12 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, batch 18
  • Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £59.95
  • Origin: Tobermory Distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared

What they say

All the way from the Isle of Mull comes a 12 year old Ledaig single malt, produced by the Tobermory Distillery and independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! The chap on the label seems pretty determined to prove something. He’s also got a very cool hat, which we’re all very jealous of. We’d love hats like that.

Batch 18 is a release of 360 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

Nose: Smoky peanut shells, gingerbread and Sesame Snaps.

Palate: Earthy peat with some flaky sea salt hints, plus chocolate raisins and farmhouse butter.

Finish: Salinity lingers, juxtaposed by dried fruit sweetness.

What I say

Another 12 year old distilled at Tobermory but this time from peated malt so producing Ledaig spirit and bottled as Batch 18 by That Boutique-Y Whisky Company.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Amber gold (8/20), medium tears and legs.
  • Nose: Earthy, peanut, peat, sweet BBQ, satay sauce, metallic, brown sugars, malty, molasses, bbq sauce, bacon frazzles.
  • Taste: Sweet and peaty, peanut, satay, crystalline brown sugar, gingernut biscuits, chocolate with smoked sea salt, dried fruit, raisin.
  • Finish: Long, smoked sea salt, fig and raisin.

Overall

A superb Ledaig expression full of peat smoke, salty coastal influence and sherried/dried fruits.

Score 84/100

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