LEDAIG 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, extraordinary and distinguished hand-crafted single malt is the distillery’s signature smoky expression. For ten full years, oak wood casks lie in rest in ancient vaults. Within them, the aromatic Lochan waters commune with the peated malted barley. This is to create a deep golden treasure that is both floral and smoky. Ledaig is one of our exquisite peated single malts. It is an integral part of the Tobermory family, and sits beautifully alongside our signature malts. Unchill-filtered @ 46.3% ABV.
LEDAIG 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky pronounced “lea-chick”) is the peated expression offered by the Tobermory Distillery, located on the isle of Mull. Mull, located in the Hebridean Isles, is 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 (although there were other distilleries on the isle during the formation of Tobermory, they were not necessarily above board operations).
Tobermory has passed through many hands and seen many opening and closings of its doors throughout its existence, but is currently owned by liquor conglomerate Distell, which acquired Burn Stewart Distillers as a whole in 2013. Burn Stewart houses other notable Scotch whisky brands such as Bunnahabhain, and a few less known brands. Despite bureaucracy of business practices, Ledaig remains a more affordable island whisky with interesting production.
In from Port Ellen Maltings on Islay, Ledaig’s malt is lightly peated to 37ppm before being delivered. The water used in production flows from a private lake near the Mishnish Lochs, to the Tobermory River, flowing underneath island peat fields as it makes its way to the distillery. This combination of peated elements give Ledaig much of its character.
LEDAIG 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is a light golden yellow in the bottle, and an even lighter more delicate lemon yellow in the glass. This makes approaching the nose quite the surprise