Ledaig 2010 Aged 10 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Whisky Age (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 57.4% Age: 10 Years Old Country: Scotland
Cask Number(s): 06021
Date of Distilling: 2010/10
Date of Bottling: 2021/06
Matured In: a single 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Operating at first as Airey Smash Whiskey Ice Cream in 2014 the company decided to established a business named Maltbarn in 2017. In 2018 it created its own selection barrel brand and named this “The Whisky Blues”. In 2021 they created thier own selected barrel brand ‘Whisky Age’.
The Ledaig or Tobermory Distillery is a single malt whisky distillery located on the island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland. Originally founded in 1798 by John Sinclair, under the name Ledaig (pronounced ‘led-chigg’). The distillery closed in 1837 and reopening in 1878, the distillery was acquired in 1890 by John Hopkins and Company. Today, Tobermory is the only distillery on the Isle of Mull.
The distillery has quite a small annual capacity of just one million litres and runs at but three quarters of this capacity. In 1930, the distillery closed and was used as a power plant. It was not the only time Tobermory had been used for purposes other than whisky distillation; in 1982 the buildings were leased to a dairy company who used them for storing cheese. The distillery uses malted barley which is shipped from the Port Ellen maltings at the South-East of Islay, also home to a more recent experiment whereby some casks are sent for maturation on the island, these are bottled as Ledaig. The usual releases show us that when it’s bottled Tobermory then no or little peat has been used in the production but when it is released as Ledaig there is a high amount of peat content in the production and therefor a smoky whisky is created.
This single malt whisky was distilled in 2010 at the Tobermory (Ledaig) distillery before being placed in single refill 1st fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead and left to mature for 10 years. In June 2021 it was bottled at 57.4% abv as part of the the Whisky Age collection. Only 183 bottles were produced of this fruity, peaty, smoky liquid for us all to enjoy.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Smoked dark fruits combine with ripe orchard fruits, melted dark chocolate and barrel char with black pepper spice.
Palate: Earthy peat notes and ashy smoke combine with red berries and espresso. Dark chocolate, salted caramel and some soft spices.
Finish: Long and salty, plenty of peat smoke and fruity notes but now there’s menthol and white pepper.
|Dimensions||35 × 14 × 14 cm|
Cask Strength, Peat Smoke, Sherry Cask
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