Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky is produced at the Tobermory Distillery, the only distillery on the picturesque Hebridean Isle of Mull. It name comes from the original name for the area, Ledaig (Led-chig), from the Gaelic, meaning ‘safe haven’.
Ledaig, unlike Tobermory, is distilled from heavily peated malted barley. During the malting process, burning peat is used to dry the barley in a kiln. The reek from the burning peat is absorbed by the barley through the husk of the grain, and the reek remains through the mashing, fermentation and distillation processes, eventually leading to a single malt with a highly distinctive peaty, smoky taste. The result is an intricate Island Malt Scotch Whisky.
The Tobermory have steadily been releasing expressions of their peated single malts (under the Ledaig name) that have endured different varieties of Sherry finishes for a good little while. Here's another addition to the range, which was matured for 13 years and treated to a finishing period in casks that previously held amontillado sherry.
Aromas of streaky bacon and honey-roasted ham crisps, honeydew melon, a hint of oak-y spice. Thick caramel, salty smoke, peppercorn and baked orchard fruits on the palate. A touch of fizzy oak lingers on the finish alongside orange peel and menthol.
- Additional Information
Name Ledaig 13yo Amontillado Cask Country Scotland Region Isle of Mull Age 13 years ABV% 59.2% Size 700ml Dietary Information No