Last in our peaty persuasion session of miniatures was the Ledaig 10 year. This certainly wasn’t my first brush with Tobermoray Distillery’s peaty product… a few years ago my 1st introduction was to a Gordon & MacPhail Ledaig 1997, then our original club sampled the Ledaig 18 year and last summer I picked up the Ledaig 10 year in Winnipeg.
Here’s what we found:
- Nose – Dry hay, farm peat, invitingly sweet, grassy
- Palate – Peat spice, balanced and straight forward
- Finish – Warming… like being wrapped in a nice warm fuzzy blanket
Overall we put this in the category of a quality bar standard – one to keep in your cupboard and trot out for folks who are getting to know their whiskies and interested in exploring further…
We sampled from a sample from closed miniature in October 2017 purchased from The Whisky Exchange for approximately $6.
And what else did we sample in our merry mini malts evening?
- Peat Chimney 40% (Wemyss)
- Big Peat 46% (Douglas Laing)
- Longrow Peated 46%
- BenRiach Peaty Quarter Cask 46%
- Ledaig 10 year 46.3% – earlier tasting
And here’s more malt miniatures from my The Whisky Exchange:
- Auchroisk 1996/2014 46% (Gordon & MacPhail)
- Glencadam 15 year 46%
- Glen Keith 1993/2011 46% (Gordon & MacPhail)
- The Arran 14 year 46% – Still to sample!
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