Not all peat is your campfire smoky character…. In keeping with our “Peat Unusual” theme, this Ledaig, specially bottled by Signatory, was not your ordinary direct peat Ledaig expression but instead something different.
What did we think?
Ledaig “Very Cloudy” 7 years (7 June 2008/15 Dec 2015) 40% Hogshead 700551 + 700552 Signatory Vintage 910 Bottles
- Nose – Sweet and sour, that wet dish cloth element with lemon, ammonia yet restrained, as it opened more, a sweet wet hay
- Palate – Super easy to drink then the peat peaks out from behind, becomes sweet and spicy
- Finish – Peat and sweet
It was not heavily peated, more like an accent or splash of colour than the main act. One joked that it could be a peated whisky for non-peat lovers. We found it overall very easy to drink with its enjoyable light peat. Quite a contrast to other Ledaigs sampled over the years.
Given its ‘very cloudy’ moniker, we were curious enough to put it in a fridge to chill to see its effect. Did it make it cloudy? Not much, but it was rather nice chilled.
As this bottle came from a BMC guest, we don’t know where it was acquired, however we sampled it from a closed bottle in November 2017.
- 10 year 46.3% + Revisit
- 12 year (2004/2016) Cask 1030, 327 Bottles 58.1% (SMSW)
- 16 year (1997/2013) 46% (G&MP)
- 18 year 46.3%
Our “peat unusual” whiskies featured:
- Lowland – Alisa Bay 48.9%
- Highland – Loch Lomond Peated 46%
- Speyside – BenRiach 25 year “Authenticus” Peated 46%
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