In 1930, the distillery on Mull fell silent for over four decades. SW: ‘A belated member of a group of old distilleries which were recommissioned in the post-war whisky boom, it was brought back in 1972 by a somewhat unusual joint venture between a Liverpool shipping company, Sherry producer Pedro Domecq and “Panamanian interests”‘.
N: Tarmac, paint, leather, plastic raincoats, a hint of sulphur, tiger balm, [sake] koji, Frazzles-esque,…. notes, notes, notes – futile really as every revisit opens another chapter.
T: Cracking sherry (cask) influence, sweet fruity ash, super salivating delivery.
F: Sulpherous [in a good way, a very good way], coppery, and not unlike Ledaig’s current standard fare in profile by the tail. In short, old & contemporary. Brilliant!
C: Why is The Old Man wearing a Ledaig t-shirt, is the first question I asked myself when I saw him. I should have realised it was a deliberate act. Either that or a red herring.