Ledaig 10 Year Old
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Found on the Isle of Mull, back in the day Tobermory was originally called Ledaig (pronounced “Led-chig”), which is now the name of the distillery’s peated releases! The Ledaig distillery was founded in 1798 by John Sinclair, but in 1837 it was mothballed for 41 years. It opened and closed a few more times after that – at one point some of the buildings were turned into holiday lets! – until Tobermory Distillery rose from the ashes, opening in 1990.
It wasn’t until 2007 that the Ledaig name was revived with its first peated bottling, which was this Ledaig 10 Year Old! To this day it remains one of only two permanent Ledaig core bottlings, made from malt peated to around 40 PPM at Port Ellen maltings. Though it is indeed an immensely drinkable smoky single malt, that doesn’t mean it’s not full of richness.
Smoky and herbal, with green cardamom, dry peat, salted nuts, and flecks of sweet malt.
Barbecue smoke, vanilla pod, toasted black pepper, anise, and earthy peatiness.
Spiced and smoky, with more of that earthy peat, and fennel seed.