Ledaig 10 - Whisky Review
Time for another dram!
A peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Tobermory Distillery.
I was lucky enough to visit Tobermory Distillery, as well as the Isle of Mull, where it's located. If you ever get a chance, please give it a go, it is honestly worth it.
Although I've enjoyed the Lagavulin 16, as well as pairing it with chocolate, I'm not usually a huge fan of peated whiskies. The distillery tour ended with a small tasting session, so I had the opportunity to try the Ledaig as well as in comparison to the Tobermory, their unpeated whisky. I am very glad I tried it.
A bit about
Ledaig, pronounced 'Letch-ick', is the old name of Tobermory distillery, dating back to 1798. Throughout the years, the distillery has gone through quite a few cycles of opening and closing down, as well as ownership change. For a while, some of the buildings were turned into holiday lets and some were turned into cheese stores, but it all went back to being all about whisky in 1993.
Ledaig 10 has won a number of gold and silver medals at International Wine and Spirit Competitions and I'm honestly not surprised.
Time to try it!
With 46.3 % ABV, Ledaig is Non-Chill-Filtered and has a natural bright golden colour
It smells very peaty, but way peatier than what it actually tastes like.
Taste-wise, it's a bit sharp to start with, as well as a bit on the sweet side.
It has a medium finish with smokiness balanced with a bit of oakiness.
Pros and Cons
The only downside for me is that I haven't seen it in any of the physical shops around me.
If you're truly put off by any hint of peat, then it definitely won't be a good fit for you, but, if you're willing to try it, you might find yourself a new favourite whisky to sip.
I can't stress enough how big the difference is between the amount of peat in the smell of Ledaig 10 and its taste.
Priced at around £50 on most UK websites, I think Ledaig is a great dram to sample.
It's very easy to drink and very enjoyable, and this comes from someone notoriously fussy about peated whiskies.
As always, please drink responsibly and if you have tried this particular whisky please let me know in the comments below what you think of it.
I hope life is treating you well.