Ledaig 18 Year

Peated Single Malt

Ledaig // Islands, Scotland

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    4 out of 5 stars
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Ledaig single malt Scotch was first produced in the late 1700's in what is now known as Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull . This 18 year old is the work of Master Distiller Ian MacMillan, who in 1996 sought to recreate the original, intensely peated Hebridean style once made there, before the distillery was revamped in the 1990s. The water comes from Tobermory's private source which is mixed with the peat-dried barley and matured in oak. It is finished in Oloroso sherry casks and bottled without chill-filtering.

  • age
    18 years
  • abv
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    finished in ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"This is no mere peat bomb. Sweet, not rubbery or terribly briny peat smoke surrounds a fragrant, aromatic cloud of spice, golden apple and pears. Exotic Spice Road elements of ginger, cardamom, clove and allspice mix with rich cashews, malty chocolate and toasty oak. A meaty barbecue smoke carries it into the finish. This is a surprisingly spicy, sweet and funky peated whisky that should intrigue aficionados, although some might find the peat too overpowered by the other flavors."

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