Ledaig 10 Year Old is the benchmark bottling for peated whisky from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. It’s one of these names that have made significant progress in recent years, in my opinion.
Ledaig 10 yo
(46,3%, OB +/- 2018)
Nose: fairly light and floral at first, with lemony notes and a slight yoghurt-like sourness to it. Band-aids, iodine and a little rubber. Fish oils and walnuts. Nice sooty notes and smoked ham underneath.
Mouth: fresh, still on zesty lemons with more smoke than I expected and a light honey sweetness. Salty coastal notes. Nice oily notes. Growing pepper towards the end. A bit of charred oak and scorched earth.
Finish: medium length, now more spicy with lingering smoke.
As an official bottling, this is more balanced than some of the young independent bottlings that sometimes have an overly butyric, sour milky side. A nice alternative to Islay whisky. Available from TWE or Master of Malt for instance.