Ledaig Dùsgadh 42 Year
Peated Single Malt
Ledaig // Islands, Scotland
Distilled in 1972 at the Tobermory Distillery (Ledaig being Tobermory's peated expression), this 42 year old whisky was originally aged in bourbon barrels before being finished in sherry casks from Gonzalez-Byass. Bottled at 92.6 proof and non-chill filtered, only 500 bottles were produced worldwide, with 100 of those bottles making their way to America. Dùsgadh is Gaelic for “awakening”.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, finished in ex-sherry casks
"The nose is exceptionally complex, with a beachside campfire note being most prominent with its salt air and smoke notes. Aromas of dried plums, sherry, soft oak and chocolate appear at first, followed by dried apples, and cereal grains. On the palate, a short, sweet note of sherry presents first, before a cloud of smoke rolls over the tongue, bringing freshly-roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate dipped orange peel and star anise before an elegant finish that ends with a soft sweetness and a lightly spicy punch. This is a huge whisky, with layer upon layer of complexity. It is truly a remarkable dram. "