Halò Single Malt Mates,
A wee fact.
Tobermory distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery situated on the Hebridean island of Mull, Scotland in the village of Tobermory. The distillery, which was formerly known as Ledaig, was founded in 1798 and has changed hands several times, having undergone a number of periods of closure. The only distillery on Mull, it is currently owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, a subsidiary of Distell Group Limited of South Africa. Its main product, Tobermory single malt, is used in the blends Scottish Leader and Black Bottle. The distillery also produces a smaller amount of peated whisky, which remains known under the former name, Ledaig.
Here is a guid Ledaig.
18 Year Old 46% 70cl
Producer Distell International
Age 18 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 46.3%
Ledaig is the heavily peated spirit from the usually much lighter Tobermory Distillery. This is a spectacularly presented single malt bottling that would make a brilliant gift if you know the drinker likes a little smoke in their malt.
Staff Tasting Notes
Nose: Quite salty with a lot of rubbery and plum characteristics. A little bit of sweet cream & a touch of rhubarb. Some pork crackling, sauna notes and also newly polished shoes.
Palate: Plenty of peaty/spicy character despite the light texture. This becomes very sticky and tar-like after some time. The saltiness takes over and even resembles Tabasco sauce towards the end.
Finish: Like sitting around a bonfire; long and delicately smoky.
Comments: A pleasingly peaty one with a more unusual nose which only hints at what is to come.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Copper Gold.
Nose: Rich, fruity sherried smokiness ,lovely balance of phenols, seaweed and light creosote, dried chilli flakes, spicy black pepper with hints of sweet oakiness.
Palate: Powerful rich, sherried, herbal smoky flavours, orange peel, coffee, a touch of sea salt, tobacco and white pepper.
Finish: Long and quite pungent with more smoke, a hint of liquorice and sea spray.
Some of my readers like peated whisky. Some don’t Here is a nice aged expression which can be enjoyed by anyone.
Here’s to the men of all classes, Who through lasses and glasses Will make themselves
Here’s tae the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather.
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones.
Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you
Your Scotch Spirit Master