A historic bottling of Ledaig, the peated whisky from Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. This contains some of the first spirit to be made at the distillery when it reopened in 1972. The stills have now been retired and the copper from them has been used as part of the packaging. Included in the box is a copper card, which entitles the buyer to a bottle of Déanta 10 Year Old produced from the last spirit to come off these stills when it is released in 2024. A true piece of distilling history.
Nose: close to very old, sherry matured Islay whisky, which is great. That means no in-your-face peat, but rather heaps of coal, cold ashes and tobacco leaves. Hints of freshly painted boats in the harbour. Seaweed. Big leathery notes. The sherry cask also brings some dried fruits (raisins, prunes) and baked apple. Hints of cedar, cinnamon and a menthol. Very classic. Mouth: much more smoky and sooty now, surprising for such an old whisky which usually looses a lot of these aromas. Cigars and hints of tar. Red fruit jams, hints of Ginjinha. Cinnamon cookies. Honey. Candied ginger. Leather and oak polish. Toffee with black pepper and some nice dark chocolate. Big and very balanced. Finish: long, drier, but still little signs of age. Peppery notes, with a salty twist now, cigar ashes and a toffee apple roundness.
Ledaig 42 Year Old is definitely a rare, old-fashioned treat. This profile of sherry and peat, at this age, is almost impossible to find. Impressive whisky, thanks for sharing, Jack. Around € 4800.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||46.7%/ 70cl|