Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection
Ledaig Hermitage 2005 45% 700ml
This exceptional peated single malt has been maturing in first fill ex-bourbon American oak barrels and finished for 26 months in first fill Hermitage Cask sourced from Guigal, Northern Rhone where it previously held Syrah grape. Only 4100 bottles were produced.
Nose without Water Sweet honey roasted ham aromas mingle with vibrant summer berries and spicy citrus notes. A delicate smoky edge is present.
Palate without Water Peppery yet creamy with orange marmalade flavours followed by redcurrant, raspberry, and hints of dark chocolate. Savoury roast peanut develops and leads to bonfire embers on the finish.
Nose with Water Rich fruit aromas - blackberry, raspberry, and redcurrant - with citrus undertones. A cocoa powder note leads to lingering smoke.
Palate with Water Sweet and smooth initially, smoky notes are brought to the fore. Fruity with chocolate and subtle citrus flavours. A hint of the sea on the finish.
Bottled August 2017
Cask Type Finished in first fill Hermitage casks
Colour Rose Gold
Finish Long, smooth, and fruity
Style Complex Island malt with sweet wine influences
Country of Origin: Scotland
Cask Type: Finished in first fill Hermitage casks
Distilled Year: 2005
Bottled Year: 2017
Standard Drinks: 25
Tobermory Distillery was established by John Sinclair in 1798 and is situated in the harbour town of Tobemory on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. Equipped with four stills fitted with unusually twisted lyne arms to create a light and fruity Tobermory malt spirit. The distillery produces an unpeated single malt whiskey called Tobermory and a peated single malt whiskey called Ledaig. In addition to the core range which includes the Lediag 18 Year Old some excellent young aged Ledaig is available from independent bottlers.