I’m continuing the review of the new expressions released by The Whisky Exchange in their ‘Time’ Series. Following the 15 year old ‘Family owned distillery‘, this is a younger, Ledaig bottled at 48% , and priced under 60 quid. I will always have a warm spot for Ledaigs , I like their peaty profile, and when I started drinking peated whisky, NAS Ledaig was one of my daily drams. Let’s take a look at this one:
Nose: a lovely briny note, green olives, with a sweet malty backbone which Balances the sea salt quite nicely. Some white pepper and a certain perfume quality as well.
Palate : not as sweet as the nose, with the same briny notes, the green olives, Salty and reminds me a bit of Manzanilla sherry on first sip. The barley sugars arrive at some time with pear drops and some fresh apple peel,bitter ash and some oak.
Finish : bitter chocolate ,brine, olives, soot.
A very enjoyable Ledaig, a nice combo of brine, olives, and some malty sweetness. A lovely aperitif.