Ledaig 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a heavily peated single malt crafted at the Tobermory Distillery, and reflects the distillery's location in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. The whisky is made exclusively from Scottish barley that is dried directly over a peat flame. Once the grains have been dried, they are milled and mashed with water drawn from Mary's Well before being fermented for nearly four days in washbacks made of Oregon Pine. Following fermentation, the wash is distilled twice, first through one of Tobermory's copper-pot wash stills, and again through one of Tobermory's copper-pot spirit stills.
After distillation, Ledaig Aged 18 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in oak barrels for nearly two decades before being finished in Spanish sherry casks, a practice not typically associated with such heavily-peated whiskies. Bottled at 92.6 proof, only 500 cases of this fantastic dram were sent to the U.S.
As a result, the whisky has a bold aroma of tobacco smoke, cooked bacon and sherry wine. The palate brightens up with notes of orange zest, along heavier notes of chocolate, anise and cloves, and leads to a finish marked by smoldering coals and dark coffee.