Thursday, May 25, 2017

Whisky Review: Ledaig 10 years Single Malt Scotch



Ledaig 10 year old Single Malt Scotch

Region
Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Distillery
Tobermory.

Price
Reasonable.

Closure
Natural cork.

Age Statement
10 years.

ABV
46.3

Production Notes
Unchillfiltered and no artificial coloring.

Nose (diluted)
Mildly antiseptic, loam earth, smoky, road tar.

Palate (diluted) 
Salty sea water, brine, iodine, ginger sweetness, big peat and black sooty smoke.

Finish (diluted)
Ginger, kippers, smoked mackerel and sharp peppercorns.

General Impressions
This is priced a little less or right along side inexpensive, entry level single malts.  For the price, you are going to receive a big peat, smoke and peppercorn tasting malt with sweet ginger to boot.

If you like Ardbeg, Laphroaig and other malts of Islay, you will like this non-Islay malt that competes with the aforementioned distilleries.

For those of you who do not like the taste of peppercorns, peat and smoke with a twist, and much prefer honeyed, salted caramel fair with some sherry that is typical of Speyside and the Highlands, then Ledaig is not for you.

For me, I like Ledaig when in the mood for good peat, sweet smoke, beach fire notes, this is a great ship to take me there.

Cheers!




Jason Debly