Nose: squealing tires, earthy + dirty peat smoke, damp cardboard, behind the subtle red sweetness of the Marsala wine, the direction strawberry goes. Also hidden well behind the peat is a neat portion of vanilla, which increases when the whisky is heated by hand. The alcohol is very well integrated, it could almost be a little bit stronger.
Taste: at first very soft, clear sweetness with hints of red fruits and caramel, then the peat prevails, the oak is also clearly noticeable, here fit the 51% outstanding
Finish: medium in length, here too the sweetness first, especially caramel and acacia honey, then the rubber peat neatly sets. As it fades, it becomes drier and drier, with the vanilla in the back, as well as the very spicy oak, and then, after a while, the finish gets a totally malty taste, as if you were nibbling a handful of grain.
Water: with two drops of water, it is surprisingly sharper, it has more pepper in the nose, but also the red fruit is more effective. I would rather give up the Wassser.
Conclusion: With this one, I have mixed feelings, as with so many Ledaigs. He is filthy, mean, yet well-seasoned and well-hidden, with some nice sweet elements like the quite intense vanilla and red fruits. And the rubber smell belongs to the Ledaig also somehow to the mark, normally I would always classify sulfur as a false grade. Definitely a very interesting drop, even if it does not fit into my prey scheme. I would not buy a whole bottle. But I'm happy to be able to try that - 84 points