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Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Ledaig is produced by Burn Stewart Distillers, a company conceived in 1988 with a vision to create a fully integrated Scotch Whisky company and to build a portfolio of international brands. In 1991 Burn Stewart achieved a listing on the London Stock Exchange and soon after acquired the Tobermory Distillery - the only distillery on the picturesque Hebridean Isle of Mull. It is here that Ledaig is produced. (The name is pronounced "Led-chig" and translates to 'safe-haven' from the Gaelic tongue, aptly named after the area in which the distillery sits.) Unlike the Tobermory whisky however, Ledaig is distilled from heavily peated malted barley.
Tasting note: Pale gold appearance. Offers powerful aromas of cocoa and sooty malt over traces of brine, salted nuts and peppercorns. Exposure brings out suggestions of lanolin and beeswax. A light entry develops into a typically brawny, briney Ledaig experience; a medium bodied whisky with flavours of vanilla, malt and delicate peat finishing dry and mildly peppery. Excellent balance. Aftertaste sees a return of the wet wool / lanolin notes which linger with good persistence. Great to see this obscure malt back on Australian shelves and in terrific form! Non Chill-filtered. 46.3% Alc./Vol.