A full-bodied and lovely peaty dram with a delicate filigree orchard fruitiness. Well-balanced with oak spice, tangy sweetness, lingering smokiness and a maritime edge. Typical Ledaig, instantly recognisable. Would recommed to add a few drops of water as the lovely fruitiness develops nicely at least on my palate.
I thank Kirsch Whisky Import for the sample!
The nose starts off with a deep peatiness, followed by gauze bandage, rubber and some herbal/grainy notes. Behind that fruity flavours of green apples, lemons and peaches arrive, nicely lingering with hints of walnuts, seaweed and tender spiced oak in the back.
Clean and fresh on the palate! Deliciously sweet and fruity with apricots and stewed green apples, immediately followed by an intensely warming spiciness of pepper, crystallised ginger, cloves and a lovely peat fire. Herbal notes, hints of sea salt and smoke towards the finish.
The finish shows good length with a slightly warming spiciness, complemented by creamy fruit, barley sugar, crisp peat, seaweed and a hint of smoke on the tail.
WITH WATER: Water significantly tames the fruitiness and sweetness, bringing more phenols, ashy and maritime flavours to the fore. On the palate, however, the lovely aroma of peaches and lemons is still very present, well balanced with ginger, spiced oak, cloves, peat and subtle seaweed. The finish is medium long, warm and spicy with creamy vanilla, acacia honey, oak and ginger. Subtle peat smoke on the tail.
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