Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%
The 10-year-old Ledaig heavily-peated single malt whisky from Tobermory Distillery was introduced in 2007 and like many single malt whisky fans we were knocked out when we first tried it. Subtle it ain't, but this is a thrill ride.
Ledaig's full-on character is a combination of very boisterous wet, earthy peat alongside coastal salinity balanced by a toffee sweetness, but it also frequently has unique layers of rubber, sweet and peppery spices and barbecued meat. It's definitely not for everyone, but fans of this take-no-prisoners malt will accept no substitute.
This whisky is pound for pound the best whisky on the mark today. One of those whiskies we will look back on saying I remember drinking this all the time as we do now with old whiskies that sell for hundreds/thousands of pounds.