Ledaig 21 Year Old 1998 Marsala Cask Finish

Ledaig make brilliant whiskies in recent years, this one’s aged for 21 years having been finished in Marsala wine casks.

Ledaig 21 Year Old 1998 Marsala Cask Finish , 55.8% , £199

Nose: Sweet red fruit, mainly ripe cherries, some grapes, maybe a hint of light prune, with very nice old wood feeling to it as well, some sour notes of citrus fruit and a nice sweet smoky touch, distant wood fires, sweet glazed meats roasted on bonfires.

Palate: Dried fruit smoldered by smoke, mostly sultanas. A hint of chocolate and some wood spices and pepper. Lovely peaty, with a wee medicinal note yet quite sweet with ample wood to support it all, creamy vanilla and the peat is balanced yet very present. Lovely.

Finish : salty, wasted cigar leaf, red berries jam, peat ashes. Beautiful.

Conclusion: This is beautiful stuff, the older Ledaig notes mix superbly with the sweet Marsala which gives it a nice fruity side, that works wonderfully well with the peaty/medicinal/smoky profile and the old oak. Loving it. Highlt recommended if it fits your budget!

Score: 90/100

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