Review #712 – Ledaig 7yr, Signatory Vintage 2009, Binny’s Selection

Review #712 | /r/Scotch Review #241 – Ledaig 7yr, Signatory Vintage 2009, Binny’s Selection 700312

The Schtick: This is a young, cask strength Ledaig expression bottled by Signatory Vintage and selected by Binny’s. I don’t know the maturation type, distillation or bottling year or cask number.

If you’re wondering why this bottle image has the resolution of hot garbage, it’s because Binny’s website is terrible.

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Distiller: Caol Ila

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

ABV: 60.1% ABV

Hogshead: #700312

Age: 7 Years

Source: Sample

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Nose: Buttered rolls, vanilla butter cream, super sweet icing note. Faint smokiness. Overall, very much a light, buttery, doughy dessert nose with some smoke on the back end.

Taste: Thick, rich, no real heat, despite the monster proof. Oily, rich, buttery mouth feel. Sweet lemon, vanilla, doughy dinner rolls. Faint minerality. Bold smoke presence and some pipe tobacco.

Finish: Long, growing heat. Very prominent smoke here taking over the previous dessert notes. Still very buttery presence though.

Overall: This was easily the most unique Ledaig that I have had before. The sweet nose, hugely rich mouth feel and buttery texture was really pleasant. Smoke balancing in the finish did it well, also.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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