Ledaig 10 Years

This Ledaig from the Tobermory distillery is a very smoky and complex Malt that could be from the Island of Islay. Ledaig translated means safe haven. This Ledaig bottling was bottled by Burn Stewart with a higher alcohol strength. The 12 year old Bunnahabhain as well as the 10 year old Tobermory also got this upgrade. New design!

This Ledaig from the Tobermory distillery is a very smoky and complex Malt that could be from the Island of Islay. Ledaig translated means safe haven. This Ledaig bottling was bottled by Burn Stewart with a higher alcohol strength. The 12 year old Bunnahabhain as well as the 10 year old Tobermory also got this upgrade. New design!

Details about this bottle Edit
27071
Tobermory
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
10 Years
46.3%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Fruit:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Lemon:
Salt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Sherry:
Spices:
Date:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Herb:
Leather:
Herbs:
Chili:
Honey:
Ham:
Hay:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Barley:
Black Currant:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Coconut:
Dark Chocolate:
Grass:
Heather:
Iodine:
Mint:
Orange:
Pear:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Pepper:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Oak:
Caramel:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Heather:
Salt:
Nuts:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Medicinal Smoke:
Mint:
Oil:
Herb:
Barley:
Ginger:
Ham:
Lemon:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Banana:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Hay:
Iodine:
Leather:
Pear:
Pineapple:
Wheat:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Malt:
Pepper:
Oak:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Chili:
Fruit:
Herbs:
Ginger:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Coffee:
Heather:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oil:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Floral:
Ham:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Mint:
Pineapple:
Plum:

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3.7 Rate
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Tasting Notes 13

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28. Jul 2015
Nosing:
Strong peatsmoke, fresh citron, fruity, vanilla, sweet fruits, maltiness
Taste:
Sweet, aromatic peatsmoke
Finish:
Long

Rating of article "Ledaig 10Y - 46.3% - 0.7l"

Nosing:
Peat SmokeMaltDateLemonFruit
Taste:
Peat SmokeCaramelMaltVanilla
Finish:
Peat SmokePepperChiliSeaweed

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30. Oct 2016
If you are a peat head and want to widen your horizon beyond Islay, this Single Malt is waiting to be discovered! At first glimpse, Ledaig 10 (peated Tobermory) is very reminiscent of Islay malts - but it's less sweet and distinctly different. A complex bouquet of smoked ham, sea salt, citrus fruits and both floral and savory notes lingers below intense, mineral peatiness. The arrival is strong, fresh and rather dry, followed by burned licorice, aniseed and loads of white pepper. Distant maritime notes with a touch of mint crown the substantial finish. A first-class malt!
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts

Rating of article "Ledaig 10Y - 46.3% - 0.7l"

02. May 2016
Nosing:
Peat SmokeVanillaSeaweedPepperCloveLemon
There's an initial hit of peat smoke (not overly antiseptic) with lemon juice, vanilla and black pepper developing after you let it sit for a few minutes. There's a seaweed/maritime savoury note also.

Taste:
Peat SmokeSweetVanillaPepper
Sweet, peaty arrival with vanilla sweetness and black pepper. The peat is medium strength and not as overpowering as a lot of the more popular Islay offerings.

Finish:
Peat SmokeMaltSpicesPepper
Medium/long with lingering smoke and black pepper/spice.

Comment:
Worth adding a few drops of water, but won't take too much.
Compared to a lot of peated Islay malts this is much more up my street. The peat is restrained but still very much at the forefront and doesn't overpower the other aspects of the flavour. It might be a little sweet for my tastes, but well worth trying at the asking price.

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29. Jun 2020
Nosing: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeHamVanillaZitrusMaritime Notes

Taste: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeSpicesPepperZitrus

Finish: Peat SmokeSweetSaltPepper

Comment:

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milkbonez
04. Sep 2020
Nosing: HamPeat SmokeMaritime NotesMaltCoconutVanilla

Taste: HamMaritime NotesHerbsVanillaSweetOil

Finish: HamMaltHerbs

Comment: This is like a better Highland Park. Talisker without all the spiciness. A gentle smoky one, but not smoke forward.

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Tomasz
11. Mar 2019

Comment: It is indeed in Islay malts style, my first impression was: oh, similar to Lagavulin. But it is more sweet and less smoky (even with the same ppm level as far as internet says). With all well balanced complexity, with no caramell added, no chill filtration this is probably my favourite whisky on the market for really affordable price. Must have for all peat lovers!

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29. Mar 2018
Nosing: LeatherSaltPeat Smoke (but not overwhelmingly so), and a pleasantly Surprising faint Pineapple , discovered through a series of short sniffs, rather than deep inhalation.

Taste: Peat SmokeOak and a subtle, complementary Sweet

Finish: SeaweedCoffee and a sweeter Oak as compared to the spicier/bitter Oak revealed during tasting

Comment: Half- or (three-)quarter star ratings are missed in rating Ledaig 10-year. This is as close to a four-star rated whisky as I have had without quite reaching that plateau.

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27. Jan 2021
Nosing:
Peat SmokeHoneyMaltOakCherry
Taste:
Peat SmokeMaltSweetMintHerbsMaritime Notes
Finish:
spicy long linger
Comment:
First attack is quit strong from smokiness. But in few second , it changes into honey flavor with a little hint of oak. Then moving to something like plum fruits that has sour flavor like dark cherry. For palate, I like the little hint of mint that feel after first taste attack. Totally, I cannot feel 46.3 %AVB, very mild but insisting the character.

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27. Jan 2021

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