- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Sinclair Series
- Ex Bourbon + Rioja Cask Finish
- 46.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- 2155715L508:23 20303
- Added on
- 06 Mar 2021 11:51 pm by Marcello
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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.46 points
- This Ledaig is named after John Sinclair, the founder of the distillery on the island of Mull, which was then called Ledaig in 1798. The first bottling of the new Sinclair Series matured in barrels in which sweet and fruity Rioja red wine was previously stored.
peat, very sweet fruity, spices, concentrated vanilla
a Ledaig with its strong, predominant peat, a little rounded by the addition of the Rioja barrel starting on the wine side, on the sweet side, on stewed fruit with the syrup that comes with it; the concentration of fruit erases a little the peat which leaves it on the zan (ideal association in fact) and gives a return of sticky fatty soot
simple, on the same scents with oily peat, soot, sugar, zan and poached fruits
a monolithic dram on the other hand in the final.
- Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish, 46.3% alc. Original bottling. Expansion: Bourbon barrel, maturing in Rioja wine barrel
Nose: coal fire and chimney soot, plus sour fruit aromas. The smoke clearly dominates, plus a hint of a cowshed, which Ledaig likes to do. The fruit aromas go towards gooseberry and raspberry, some black currant. After the first impression, the sweetness in the yeast biscuits and vanilla changes.
Palate: Smoky and very sweet, really very sweet. Here peat smoke and fruit wrestle with each other, but that goes really well with each other. The fruit aromas on the nose are confirmed, as well as a bit bitter grapefruit and a very small amount of pepper.
Finish: Medium length, becomes drier and continues as before, clear lines. Raspberries in campfire smoke, some sea salt and caramel.
Conclusion: No age information, but the youth does not attract attention. However, you shouldn't expect a very complex whisky here either. A beautiful Ledaig with a matching finish, balanced between sweetness and smoke, very nicely made. 84/100 points (2021).