May Whisky Spotlight: Ledaig 10
Previously known as Ledaig Distillery
The distillery that produces Ledaig (pronounced letch-ick) is the Tobermory distillery situated on the Hebridean island of Mull, Scotland in the town of Tobermory. It's the only distillery on Mull and owned by Burn Steward Distillers.
The Ledaig is the peated whisky produced by Tobermory Distillery, keeping the Distillery's former name Ledaig. Tobermory produces the Tobermory 12 & 21, Ledaig 10 & 18 as their core offerings.
This month's whisky spotlight shines on this lesser known yet incredibly delicious single malt the Ledaig 10, the core whisky in the Ledaig lineup.
Fun fact: The Ledaig is distilled using the same pot stills as the classic unpeated Tobermory expression, but using peated barley instead.
This expression is for you if you enjoy whiskies with a rich and earthy smoke. Lovers of smoky whiskies cannot miss this, trust us!
Here are the tasting notes by the 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.
If you are keen on trying the Ledaig 10 for yourself, look no further!