Ledaig 1997 / Sherry Cask #465 / TWE Exclusive / G&M

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Ledaig 1997 / Sherry Cask #465 / TWE Exclusive / G&M
70cl / 56.8%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Big, bold bottling of whisky from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull - Ledaig, their peated offering. This one was selected by TWE and bottled by Gordon & Macphail, and shows off what Ledaig does best: big, peaty whisky. Maturation in a sherry cask has added a layer of sherried fruit to the earthy, rich spirit without overpowering it.
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More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionIslandBottlerGordon & MacphailSeriesCask Strength (Gordon & Macphail)Age16 Year OldVintage1997Bottling DateOctober 2013Cask TypeRefill SherryCask Number465Chill FilteredNo
Tasting Notes:
Tasting notes by Billy A

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.

Tasting Notes by Oliver C

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.

Producer's Note

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.

Customer Reviews:(2 reviews)
N: TCP,exhaust,earth, sausages, kippers, black pudding, seaweed, mushrooms, ozone, coal tar, chestnuts, mint. Palate: Dry peat, Smoke and earth, woodspice, black pepper, liquorice, iodine, brine, hazelnuts, tobacco, red fruit, vanilla pods, toasted oak, nutmeg, mixed spice, cayenne. Finish: Long peat reek, black treacle, apple skins, grass, bitter oak, burnt toast, cigarette smoke.
- Alan Wilson, 4th March
Another Immense Ledaig guys - keep them coming.
- anonymous, 9th February
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