Review #1267 – Ledaig 10yr Single Cask Seasons 2014 “Winter”

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Ledaig (Tobermory) and releases by Single Cask Seasons. This is bottled after being matured in first fill sherry for 1o years, at cask strength, with no filtering or coloring.

Review #1267 | Scotch Review #440

Distiller: Tobermory

Bottler: Tobermory

Selection: N/A

ABV: 60.6% ABV

Age: 10 Years


Nose: Fairly closed off. Honey, apples, pears, light fruits. Vanilla, light nutty character. Musty, funky.

Taste: Thick and rich. Sweet, honey and melon. Lots of sweet caramel, faint currant and raspberry. Then, the ash rushes in. Earthy, mineral forward peat here. Light ash. The heat grows with time. Almost punishing at the end.

Finish: Long, but hot and definitely ash forward. Rubber, astringency, plastic, earthy soapstone. Minerality is big here with the smoke. Light honey and blackberry.

Overall: What a transition. This goes from sweet and unassuming to a fruit bomb to a total peat bomb. Really interesting progression and a really delicious dram.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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