Nose: Classic big Ledaig: sweet peat smoke, mulchy seaweed and ozone - coastal to the max. Leather and spice, waxed jackets, sweet liquorice, spiced biscuits and sweet raisins.
Palate: Intense with sweetness and spice - ferns, sharp apples, liquorice, menthol and mint. Bertie Basset and blue bobble Liquorice Allsorts, rich earth and some iodine. Chocolate cake and kirsch soaked cherries. Wood smoke and brine ever present.
Finish: Tingly, with sweet mint chocolate, sticky raisins and lingering medicinal peat with soft apples, mint fondant and sugar mice.
Comment: Really fresh despite its age and the cask it's been in. Spicy and savoury at the base with beautiful sweetness dancing over the top.
Nose: Phenolic and medicinal smoke, classic well cooked kippers with liquorice sweetness and background red fruit notes.
Palate: Firstly sweet with a peppered spice and burnt wood smoke coming through. Flaked sea salt on thick peat reek and just a hint of red current jam. Becomes mouth-tingling with time on the palate.
Finish: Black pepper and chilli spice linger with some light citrus notes and bitter chocolate.
Cured meat aromas. Apple, lemon and menthol notes.
The palate has black pepper with banana and raspberry. The finish is long with cigar ash edge.