Older peated whiskies are not necessarily better than their raw and spirit-driven counterparts - they are different. That said, there is a lot to discover in this 18-year-old Ledaig. On the nose, sooty and slightly sour peat smoke hovers over dry sherry notes, including red currants, leather and walnuts. Initially sweet and oily, the taste explodes with a punch of spices and peat, drifting towards rubber, grapefruit zest and burned coffee. Chili, licorice and lots of tannins dominate the long and pungent finish. An expressive character, but I do prefer its younger sibling.
I don't know what to make of it. It's interesting, but to be honest, it's not a pleasure for me in that sense. The nose rather scares me off. Mouth and finish then reconcile a little in the end. I call it whisky full of character, a character that I don't really like.
The nose is bursting with sulfur, burnt rubber, somehow salmiaklacrit and rotten smoked fish in between. Musty is pretty good, there is a hint of rot in the air, over time the nose becomes a little clearer, more citrus, more peat, but the profile is still very special and you really have to like it.
In the mouth it is surprisingly normal at first. Pepper and a lot of tart oak notes, a subtle sweetness and rather burnt peat notes in the background.
The finish shows salmiak again, but at least one is spared the mold. Tart-sweet notes from the sherry barrel, a lot of peat, slightly tart, tart finish.
Another item that jumps in as "buy me". Something wonderful, tasty and fully polished. The whisky is delicate and pleasantly lingers with its flavors in the throat. mi Lagavulin therefore immediately becomes a must for me!
Wow, what a scent - sherry, burnt rubber, burning hearth, elegant cowshed) The taste is slightly bitter, sharp, strong and a little sweet. The finish is long with bitterness and well warming. 22.5-22-22.5-22