Ledaig Single Malt
Straight from the Distillery
Also from Tobermory Whisky Distillery
Whisky or Whiskey
What's in a name? Ledaig Single Malt whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Ledaig Single Malt whiskey, rather than whisky.
Ledaig Light Bottling Note
A light hued single malt from the Tobermory distillery on Mull. Ledaig represents peated single malt from the distillery.
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The nose is quite light and well-balanced. There is a certain freshness, pertained from notes of cut hay and straw, barley sugars and herbs, notes of cereals and melted salty butter on granary toast. The palate is medium-bodied with a richness. There are notes of gentle wood smoke and barley sugars, a farmy note with hints of hay and a roots with a touch of cereal sweetness and caramel. The finish is long and slightly herbal.
Very good for the price!
Ledaig Single Malt
A lighter "Laphroaig"?
Not as heavy as Laphroaig but very nice and is one to be savoured. I will certainly buy this again.
a pleasant surprise
Bought this in the local supermarket. Thought I would give it a go as i was tempted by the peat notes on the box somewhat looking like a cheap copy of Talisker packaging. In a nutshell ~ I've drunk whisky costing more but not as nice. Still has the character of a young whisky but very drinkable. I tried black bottle as a budget peat tipple but the grain in the blend just puts me off. This whisky is for someone like me who likes to buy a single malt and drink it in about 4 weeks and not feel too worried about cost. Id love a bottle of lagavulin but i know once it was gone i would feel guilty ~ after all it spent 16 yrs in cask and i drank it in about 16 pours.... Very pleasant whisky for the price and will definitely buy again.
ledaig-what a surprise
a lovely drink, peaty, not too strong like other sister tipples. A very pleasant swallow.
Bought 4 bottles at £15 a bottle!! fantastic bargain, lovely drink, peaty but not so heavy as others from islay. Highly recommended
It is up there with Abelour and Jura, a great find.
Still can't beleve how nice it is for under £20!
Got a bottle when visiting the Tobermory Distillery. Smoky, flavorful.Reminds me of the peat smoke one would smell while travelling the isles. My new favorite way to time travel.
Love the smoky peaty note, quite complex for a cheap whiskey. I would have given it a ten but for a slight clove note that hits the back of my tongue. But 9 for a supermarket bargain wow..
Ledaig - The Islay Dark Horse
I actually , Believe it or NOT , won this in a raffle ! WOW - What a find, usually like laphroig, but this is much milder with a kinder after tast but still plenty of kick in the right place with a nice hearwarming afterglow. AN ABSOLUTE BARGAIN MALT !
The Old Funker
Smokey to smell like a open Pub fire in winter. Smokey for the first taste.Wonderful !!!! and the best for the money.Beets anything at under Twenty squid. All ways gone for a Speyside.But OH !!! what is this.
This was indeed a great bargain, like a lighter laphroaig/connemara hybrid. Nose: Hay, sweet liquorice, grassy peat. Taste: Light Peat surge grassy to citrus-peat, with barn-hay/fireside and a barley citrus/ peaty finnish. A surprise!
All this for under £20
This tasted like horse shit on a rainy monday morning, ps Islay is naff
I love Laphroig but it can be a bit to much sometimes. Lighter and more of an everyday single malt whilst retaining the smoky peatiness of Islay malts. That good and all for well under £20. My favorite this winter. Cheers!
It even comes in a box!
Seriously, I'm relatively new to appreciating whisky and finding my way very slowly (due to a lack of funds mainly!). Is this really a 9/10 dram when similar ratings are achieved by Ardbeg for example. Cheers is advance whisky lovers! Bob.
An interesting single malt, from MULL.
Firstly, a word to all the reviewers above who have been going on about Islay: do your homework, this is NOT an Islay malt. It is, as the descriptor clearly says, from Tobermory, Mull. I don't think it can be compared with Islay malts, any more than Speyside can be compared with Highland.
My first introduction to Ledaig was when I bought it as a birthday present for a friend a few years ago. We cracked it open and did it justice. Later that year, I bought a bottle for myself. Last month, I bought another bottle for myself. It's not a complex single malt, very young, with that smoky rubber on the nose which is often associated with young peated malts. I get bitter tomato on the nose as well, while the palate is dominated with slightly acrid peat and faint sweet malt. The finish is lingering smoke and not much else. It's a simple malt, but that's not a criticism. It's functional, practical and well-made, like a pair of Hunter welly-boots. This no-age-statement dram is great for times when I just want to sit back and enjoy a whisky, without the compelling urge to analyse it and write copious tasting notes.
Or rather the label.
No pretence, very satisfying, peated single malt.
And change from a score.
Honestly, gents - what more do you want?
I think the very low price has clouded everyone's judgement. This is not a very good whisky and its immaturity is most apparent. The palate is unpleasant, containing all the harsh flavours one would expect to disperse or mellow during the maturation process. Add another fiver and get an Old Pulteney or Highland Park - an improvement of several orders of magnitude.
I agree with the the previous reviewer - I finished my bottle with coke. Go for the 10 year old and you'll find out what this one's missing!
Negative reviews..ignore them and try it,and you will return to it again when the price drops below £20 on the supermarket shelf.Taste the smokey flavour.