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Ledaig 18 Year Old

SKU 106209628d52 Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tag Ledaig 18 Year Old

$184.00

Size
750ml, bottle

Ledaig 18 Year Old is an award-winning peaty single malt from the Isle of Mull, Scotland.  This whisky marries smoke and sweetness beautifully. Aged for 16 years in ex-bourbon casks and finished for 2 years in sherry casks, it offers a complex flavor profile with notes of smoke, sea salt, dried fruit, and floral hints.

Description

Ledaig 18 Year Old is a single malt Scotch whisky that hails from the rugged Isle of Mull, Scotland. Unlike its smoky brethren from Islay, Ledaig 18 offers a unique twist on the peated malt experience.  This award-winning whisky, crowned “Whisky of the Year” in 2023 by The Whisky Exchange, is a symphony of smoke, sweetness, and maritime influences.

A Journey Through Time in a Glass

The First Act: 16 Years in Ex-Bourbon Casks: The initial maturation in ex-bourbon casks imbues the spirit with a foundation of vanilla, honey, and hints of spice. These notes peek through subtly, hinting at the whisky’s underlying sweetness.

The Second Act: 2 Years of Sherry Magic: The two-year finishing touch in sherry casks adds a whole new dimension. Imagine waves of dried fruits – think raisins, prunes, and apricots – along with a touch of floral honey. This sherry influence beautifully complements the smokiness, creating a harmonious balance.

The Climax: A Taste of the Isle of Mull: The signature peat smoke of Ledaig takes center stage on the palate. Think of a bonfire on a beach, with wisps of smoke mingling with the salty sea air. This smokiness is rich and earthy, not overwhelming, and lingers pleasantly on the finish.

Beyond the Basics

The beauty of Ledaig 18 lies in its complexity. Hints of seaweed and brine add a maritime touch, reminiscent of the whisky’s island origins. The creamy mouthfeel further enhances the experience, making each sip luxuriously smooth. The finish is long and warming, leaving a lingering sensation of smoke, dried fruit, and a touch of spice.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Blended Scotch

Country

Scotland

Region

Islands

Brand

Ledaig

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Rich, fruity sherried smokiness, lovely balance of phenols, seaweed and light creosote, dried chilli flakes, spicy black pepper with hints of sweet oakiness.

Palate

Palate

Powerful rich, sherried, herbal smoky flavors, orange peel, coffee, a touch of sea salt, tobacco and white pepper.

Color

Color

Copper gold.

FINISH

FINISH

Long and quite pungent with more smoke, a hint of liquorice and sea spray.