Bartles Rawlings International Ltd Ledaig Tasting Notes

Posted: June 12, 2015 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Tobermory (Ledaig)

Highland Laird Ledaig 2005 (9 year old?) 53.7%

Tasted: Nov 2014

Fresh, briny and fishy. The peat has an earthy, manurey Islay-like character. Amazingly clean (i.e. lacking the usual wet cardboard notes). Bracing and citric with even a touch of pineapple. Good god when did Ledaig have fruit? Late notes of bog myrtle and woody spice.

Soft and lightly barley’d on the palate. Showing a little more oak which takes the edge of the brininess, but not overtly so. Not as exuberantly peated as the nose but there’s still enough! Very long and fresh with hints of herbs, parma violets and sweet, dusty peat. Again blemish free with a lightly oily and tarry finish. Is the distillery taking more care with its cut points? I guess time will tell.

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