Ledaig 10 year old, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
For roughly three months of the year, Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull creates a heavily peated spirit which they bottle under the name Ledaig, the old gaelic name for the town. The ten year old is matured in ex bourbon casks and un chill filtered for a rich, oily whisky.
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.