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Ledaig 10 Year Old Whisky

(70cl, 46.3%)

Ledaig 10 Year Old
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Ledaig 10 Bottling Note

The Tobermory Distillery on the picturesque Isle of Mull isn't home to just unpeated whisky. It also makes superbly smoky single malt under the name of Ledaig (that name isn't simply a coincidence, by the way - Ledaig was one of the distillery's previous names!). Distilled using the same pot stills as the classic unpeated Tobermory expression, just with peated barley instead, the whisky boasts plumes of rich, earthy, almost medicinal smoke, with underlying fresh fruit and crushed spice notes. This particular expression ages for 10 years before bottled at the very specific strength of 46.3% ABV.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Quite light and well-balanced. There is a very soft peat with a gentle smoke. Notes of barley and malt extract, with walnut and pine oil and a hint of iodine, dried fruit and nuts.

Palate: Medium-bodied and quite rich. There are notes of spice and smoke gathering above the charred oak. The peat is quiet and dry with a touch of black pepper and earth.

Finish: Medium-length and slightly smoky with spice.

Reviews for Ledaig 10 Year Old
A savoury and serious character. I'd prefer a touch of sweetness to round it off
A lighter colour which I always find a little disappointing for a serious spirit, but in no way affected flavour!

On the nose; cherry and peat

Initial tasting; simple sugary sweetness with no "sweetness of..." nuances, which I found disappointing.
Sourness, or sharpness of sherbet; more sharp than lemon, but not overpowering to cause a face spasm.

Sea salt came through, followed by smoke and a savoury finish.

With water, a floral aroma with a real presence of pear in the tasting, followed by the same smokey savoury finish.

8/10; it is a serious sipper that doesn't bring an ounce of sweetness, meaning it might possibly be good for use as a serious old fashioned cocktail dare I say?

My 2nd favourite; Lagavulin 16 brought more nostalgia and sweetness to the table, but less initial crispness.
, United Kingdom
4 months ago
Yummy, yummy Whisky.
A superb and well peated Whisky competing with some of the best from Islay, it definately tasted at it’s best when 50% of the bottle was completed.
, United Kingdom
9 months ago
An absolute gem
Firstly I need to say I am not a fan of peated whisky, I was given this as a gift.

Total peat on the nose, and therefore (me not a big pest fan) I was worried.

A few drops of water and the taste is totally different. Absolutely amazing and I think it has to be in my top 5 whisky’s. Great value for money too.

Credit to tobermorey
, United Kingdom
9 months ago
I love this whisky
Beautiful, just beautiful .
9 months ago
Very nice
A great whiskey from Islay! Who doesn't like peaty whiskeys, shouldn't even comment! It adds nothing of value!
10 months ago
Biscuity spices & nectarous smoke.
Biscuity spices, lightly dried fruit & nectarous smoke. This has a nice complexity & overall slightly less in your face than Islay versions. If you like Talisker 10yr, this one will compare.
10 months ago
Good but not great
It is a nice alternative to the Islay whiskies. First time I have bought Ledaig 10 in 2013. It was GREAT. Now it is GOOD.
I dont want to say I am disappointed with this whisky, but it has now definitely less smoke and it is coloured. Also it is fruitier and sweeter. Once again it is not a bad whisky by no means, but personally I would rather buy a bottle of
Caol Ila 12, Laphroaig 10 or even Scarabus or Ileach
one year ago
Has to be in the stash
What an amazing expression, this is what a good peated whisky should be and what it should cost.
OK so I've not been sipping long but we all like differant things, my hope is this gets poor reviews and keeps the price down for us in the know 😊
one year ago
Light and smoky
Enjoyable easy drinking stuff. Light and smoky. Lacks complexity but good value at less than forty quid.
, United Kingdom
one year ago
Smokey and powerful
I got rich smoke with peat in my bottle. Spicy and not too sweet. Reminiscent of Talisker (next island north) if you ask me. I really like this. Just add a tablespoon of water to excite the flavours.
, United Kingdom
one year ago

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