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Ledaig 18 Year Old

(70cl, 46.3%)

Ledaig 18 Year Old

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Ledaig 18 Year Old Bottling Note

Ahh, Ledaig! A cracking single malt that proves Islay isn't the only place to get your hands on splendidly peaty whisky - the Tobermory distillers on the Isle of Mull also know their way around peated malt for sure. This is the 18 Year Old Ledaig single malt, which offers up hearty phenols, smoky herbs, cracked black pepper and balancing waves of Sherry-soaked fruit. Excellent stuff.

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Ledaig 18 Year Old Reviews

Very, very nice

Most extravagant purchase I've made in whisky but very happy and the bottle didn't last long. Caresses the neck, sends you to a quite, warm and calm place. Very, very nice.

12th December 2020

Braw

In a word: Braw!

2nd October 2020

Ledaig 18, Isle of Mull -

Nice and woodsy. Complex enough for an 18 year old.

13th July 2020

Campfire in a glass

Sweet, smoky, good finish. Not much to dislike about this beauty.

13th June 2020

Ledaig 18 sherry finish, (early) 2020 bottling:


SHERRY before peat, definitely. Soft light marzipan/ almonds. Dry walnut shells, dusty malt, dusty bourbon note. Leather. chamomile, dry peppermint / mint, cooling eucalyptus / camphor. Oak nuts, oak forest. Pine resin. Orange peels, dates, peach, apricot, lemon peels. Lemon grass. Soft minerality. Chestnuts. Ginger, nutmeg. Floral: daisies, cherry blossoms, lilies, rose petals. East Asian type cooking spices. SAFFRON. cloud berries, rhubarb and gooseberries. Fresh cut grass note. Hay. Nectarines, dried. Anise. Carrots, fresh out of the ground, crisply aromatic. HORSE RADISH. Cocoa powder. Touch of fresh banana peels (still on the fruit that is). Smoked herring. Black pepper. Pepper steak, bell peppers. Ferns, green shrubs, the pungent scents of early summer burgeoning verdure. Garlic bread sticks. Red and dry black licorice. Balsamic vinegar spices.
Cola cubes. Mixed barbecue spices. Hint of cardamon. White pepper. Curry rice.
With air and a drop of water, vanilla, white grapes.
- Rancio.

Aromatic sort of leather shoe store note, that soft elegant leather you find in an Ardbeg 10: New car smell. Peat and sherry equalize and balance each other out after some time.
Smoked meat peatiness as the bottle gets air. Smoked bacon.
Not fishy or particularly tarry; only mildly coastal.

- A noticeable but not overwhelming presence of sulphur, which some people have issues with. And it must be said, there's quite an in-your-face wet cardboard note. A drop of water and especially aeration mitigates this: with enough air a distinct tiger balm note half takes over, then also barbecue spice, salt & pepper potato chips.

It is clear that the Tobermory distillers have attempted to mask a somewhat rough spirit with sherry here, but it will, with a lot of patience, turn into a properly gratifying experience.

20th May 2020

Dream dram

Exceptional, especially at this price.
The nose hints at a oily, punchy dram such as Ardbeg Uigeadail but this 18 delivers so much more. A full, yet subtle and complex whisky with just the right amount of peatiness, enough to satisfy any peat lover.
A new favourite perhaps?

6th May 2020

Ledaig 18 unico

Mhmhmhmh e ancora mhmhmhmh qualcosa di eccezionale questi maltatori dell'isola di Mull sanno il fatto loro. Un 18enne eccezionale. Ottimoooooo.

7th August 2019

Good for a late summer evening.

Moist, sugar-sweet on a back ground of peat. Leather after taste.

1st February 2019

Excellent

Surprised anyone can criticise an excellent, peaty yet smooth drink. My wife and I are always looking for one we both like and this fits the bill, just a great drink!

19th January 2019

Seriously Sophisticated Smokeyness

BIG peat & smoke
I personally find this a little overpowering..
Whereas the Tobermory 21yo '96 cask (Douglas laing) is absolutely delicious. In fact so good i immediately tracked down another bottle (possibly the last one anywhere)
The ledaig 18 however is one seriously sophisticated smokey hit
I'm a fan of Laphroaig and Lagavulin, but this is another level.
This may seem blasphemous, but try a wee dram in a decent coffee, WOW. Seriously.
I also find warming the glass in the hand (and swirling the liquor to absorb the warmth) can make a HUGE difference to an impression

20th October 2018

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