Ledaig 10 Year Single Malt Scotch
Ledaig (meaning ‘safe haven’ in Gaelic, and pronounced “lea-chick”) is Tobermory Distillery's peated line of whiskies. The distillery is located in the town of the same name on the Isle of Mull, located in the Hebridean Isles, a neighbor to other famous whisky producing islands such as Islay, Jura, and Arran. Established in 1798 under the original name Ledaig, Tobermory remains the only distillery on Mull.
The nose shows the peat immediately, with a mix of brine and sweetness in concert together. Butterscotch, heather honey, iodine, wildflowers, and grass all waft from the glass after sitting a few minutes. On the palate, you'll find an unctuously oily texture, with flavors of burnt vegetation, brown sugar, dried fruit, driftwood, seaweed, ash, and light peppery spice. The finish peels back the layers of savory to reveal a slightly bitter dark chocolate character. As with all of Tobermory's whiskies, it is un-chill filtered, with natural color. Bottled at 46.3% abv.