Another TWE anniversary bottling today – a peated 8 year old from the Tobermory distillery on the isle of Mull – 2010 Ledaig. Distilled in 2010 , this single malt spent eight years in a single first-fill ex-bourbon barrel before it was bottled in April 2019 by Signatory Vintage for The Whisky Exchange’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Young Ledaig IBs are very popular these days, and for a good reason. this one’s in line with the high level of whiskies coming from the Isle of Mull in recent years.
Ledaig 2010, 8yo , 60% , £59.95
Nose :sweet sooty notes, damp smoke, vanilla and leafy meadows, nearby the sea, you can feel the sea spray all over. Cured meats and bacon bits, stewed apple sprinkled with lemon drops, and some more grilled orchard fruit and licorice. Lovely.
Palate: dirty, smoky and damp with a musty Peaty character, glazed bacon stripes, very earthy yet the vanilla and dark chocolate notes are noticeable too. Tarmac and creosote too. Nice interplay between the earthy peat, Peat embers, some medicinal notes and the sweetness. Yum.
Finish : long smoky, slightly medicinal Peat, salt,lots of smoke, wood fire on the beach, Peat reek.
Conclusion: Yet another cracker from the Tobermory distillery with enough sweet/ medicinal / coastal notes. Loving it. Very good VFM.
Available on the TWE site for £59.95