Ledaig whisky is the peated single malt by Tobermory distillery, located in the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Founded in 1798, the distillery went a number of periods of closure and was formerly known as Ledaig (Gaelic for Safe Haven).
I really like the Tobermory 10 year old single malt so I was keen to try the peated version of their 10 year old whisky aged in former bourbon casks.
Needless to say, Ledaig 18 year old was spectacular, but what about its 8 years younger version? Well, not bad but there’s room for improvement too. Overall, a good smoke whisky, check out my tasting notes below.
Non-chill filtered, no added colour
Nose: Starts with smoked citrus and salty maritime notes. Little bit of vinegar as well, and some floral notes. And charred fish. Powerful aromas.
Taste: Quite dry yet nice oily texture rises from the back. Notes of peppery lemon and sweet vanilla. And of course some peat which turns quite earthy on the palate.
Finish: Dry peat and black pepper. Smoke hits good on the aftertaste. Traces of fruits, salt and vanilla.
Balance: Nice mix of spices and maritime peat, along with citrus notes. Has character and enough quality for its price.
Ledaig 10YO Scoring 85
Distillery: Tobermory Region: Isle of Mull
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