Ledaig 1993-2015, 22 years, 54.3% alc. Cadenhead's Ledaig 1993-2015, 22 years, 54.3% alc.
Expansion: Bourbon Hogshead
Region: Isle of Mull, Scotland
From the Tobermory distillery
Nose: Special. Slightly smoky and with a subtle herbal note. Very much forest honey and a little vanilla, then the single malt becomes much more fruity, juicy and ripe peaches are complemented by apricots and nectarines. Add a hint of mineral aromas, as if the cliffs were a mile away and the sea rages there.
Palate: Tropical fruits, again a strong peach note. A very slight hint of dry wood smoke mixes with it. Followed again creamy honey, some bitter caramel, walnuts and malt.
Finish: medium and dry, with oak, caramel and coconut. In addition a slightly mineral, almost saline impact.
Conclusion: Ledaig? The very light smoke is more likely to close to a tobermory. Either way, a really complex whisky. Really good!
86/100 points (tasted 2015)
Thanks to Cadenhead's Berlin for the rehearsal!
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