Review #1309 – Ledaig 16yr Gordon MacPhail 1999

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Tobermorry (Ledaig is peated Tobermory spirit) and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. After aging for 16 years, this releas was bottled at 46% ABV, with no coloring. Let’s dive in.

Review #1309 | Scotch Review #462

Distiller: Tobermory

Bottler: Gordon MacPhail

Selection: N/A

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: 16 Years

Nose: Sweet, fresh baked bread. Honey, vanilla bean. Light ash. Sweet apples, pears, figs and a light icing sweetness. More sweet on the nose, rather than ashy.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Faint pinprick of heat, but nothing unreasonable. Sweet honey, light oak, vanilla bean and then some minerality. Some ash and burning wood. Not a lot going on here besides that.

Finish: Short, not a ton going on. Apples, almond, pear, sweet cream and ash.

Overall: Overall, not bad. Not exceptional, but entirely fine. It seems so neutered overall, with so little Ledaig ash and peat shining through.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

10 Most Recent Tobermory Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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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