Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%
Ledaig is really becoming so popular that soon we won't be able to call it a cult malt whisky anymore. Tobermory distillery's peated Island single malt whisky is developing a legion of enthusiastic zealots.
Released in 2020 at the distillery's now-standard 46.3%, this Ledaig began life in ex-bourbon casks before a finishing period in Rioja wine barriques, which have added some fresh berry notes to the Ledaig spirit's trademark salty, smoky, rubbery flavours.
|Cask Type||Ex-Bourbon & Rioja|
Nose: Notes of Turkish delight and rose petals balanced with candied fruits and grapes followed by rich leather and a beautiful peppery spice. A hint of chocolate comes through at the back.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel packed full of almonds, barley and sweet malt with notes of peppery Ledaig, which give way to black raspberries, sweet vanilla and cocoa interspersed with cinnamon spice and hints of freshly cut grass.
Finish: Lingering smoky finish with red fruit and sea spray.
Love the smokey aroma and the colour represents the peaty taste well and not to strong spicey taste for my pallet.
So nice I wanted to buy some bottles as a present. Sold out in the Netherlands, so I bought it here. Never thought about the import duties now Britain is no longer part of the EU, bit of an unpleasant surprise..
Tastes as Ledaig should, smooth and a hint of smoke
Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series