Ledaig 13 years old, Port Pipe Matured / 58,1%/ –
Tobermory is the only distillery currently operating on the Isle of Mull. It produces two different single malts Tobermory and Ledaig. The annual production of 750,000 liters of spirit is 50:50 split between two brands. While the Tobermory brand is distilled from un-peated malt, in case of Ledaig the phenols’ content in malt reaches 40 ppm. The company restarted distillation of Ledaig in 1996. Ledaig 13 years old presented here was aged exclusively in ex-port pipes for 13 years and bottled at natural strength of 58.1% abv in 2019. Only 1710 bottles were produced.
Nose: fruity and smoky, prunes, dried cranberries, red currants, toffee, hazelnuts, smoked meats, black peppercorns and traces of burnt wood.
Palate: pretty oily, mixed berries marmalde, raisins, honey, toffee, pepper, nutmeg, cloves, hints of tobacco and whiffs of peat smoke.
Finish: pretty long, with notes of peat smoke, forest berries, licorice, mixed spice and a pinch of salt.