A recent release in the Lads of Lobland series, the sixth already, bottled by The Whisky Mercenary for the BYOB-C club.
Ledaig 9 yo 2007 (52,3%, Whisky Mercenary for BYOB-C ‘Lads of Lobland’ 2017, bourbon cask, 100 btl.)
Nose: right on the money, which means lots of peat and soot to start, then some tapenade and medicinal notes like iodine and eucalyptus. Lime. Brine. Malty / bready notes. Light hints of vanilla in the background.
Mouth: lemony peat, saltwater, gherkins, olives. Cracked pepper and plenty of aniseed. Mentholated freshness. Very clean if not for the slight rubbery edge.
Finish: long, on tar, dark liquorice, bitter grapefruit and mineral notes.
As expected: straightforward peat, brine, peat, brine. Nothing wrong with that, especially when it’s as pure as this one. Sold for around € 80, I’m not sure if it’s still available.