After my very succesful encounter with the 17 years old Distillery Exclusive that was finished on a Madeira cask, I felt it was only right to hunt for this 13 years old on port casks as well. I found a sample in Holland and am totally ready to give it a go.
The schizophrenic character of the distillery is immediately evident on the nose: smoked meat, camphor, wet earth, putty… and is joined by some rose water, red fruit, chewing tobacco and something candy-like. Good!
Delicious on the palate! A basket of red and blue berries next to a smoky bonfire, salty salmiak, soft butter and lots of smoke. Caramel and honey soften things up. Liquorice and back pepper make it quite spicy. All flavors are pretty intense.
The finish is very long, spicy, smoky, warm and ends in a combination of dried meat (beef jerky) and red wine.
Impressive, young, powerful, warm Ledaig that blew my socks off.