Ledaig (“safe heaven” in the Gaelic) is one of two single malts produced on the Isle of Mull at the Tobermory Distillery.
It is distilled from malt sourced from Port Ellen with phenols content 35-40 ppm (similar level to Lagavulin). The distillery has been owned by Burn Stewart Distillers since 1993 and produces roughly 750000 liters of spirit per annum using 75% of its distilling capacity. Ledaig, the smoky expression from the distillery, made a permanent addition to the range in 1994. The 15 years old expression was introduced in the late 1990s and remained part of the range until 2003. It comprised whisky aged in white American oak casks.
Nose: very peaty, slightly waxy, hay barn, forest floor, baked apples, grapes, pepper, dash of cinnamon, bunch of garden herbs and green oak.
Palate: peaty and fruity, apples, pears, banana bread, honey, candied lemon peel, salted nuts, dash of pepper and delicate herbal note.
Finish: long, with lots of peat smoke, tobacco, dried herbs and pepper.