Review #789 | /r/Scotch Review #267 – Ledaig 13yr Amontillado
The Schtick: This is a 13 year bottling of Ledaig distillate that has been aged in an Amontillado sherry wine cask and bottled at cask strength.
“This limited edition Ledaig has a complex sweet and savoury flavour, combining our peated spirit from the Isle of Mull with the sherried sweetness from Amontillado casks from the Montilla region of Spain.
A peppery, smoky Ledaig laced with smooth, rich fruit and caramel flavours. It’s a take on a classic you’ll love just as much.
Non-chillfiltered @ Cask Strength 59.2% ABV.” – Tobermory’s Webpage.
Distiller: Ledaig (Tobermory)
Bottler: Ledaig (Tobermory) ((Official Bottling))
ABV: 59.2% ABV
Age: 13 Years
Additional Info: Amontillado Cask Maturation
Nose: Sweet wine, toffee, buttered popcorn. Like a really buttery chard. Nutty, all sweet, no real smoke presence yet. Rich sweetness.
Taste: Thick, rich. Super sweet, lots of nutty sherry, buttery. Creamy, loaded with pepper and then the smoke blows in. Ashy, pepper, and vegetal peat. No band aids here, but the sea influence is really prominent. Some meatiness. Almost token Ledaig peat and smoke.
Finish: Medium length, mild heat. Brash peppery peat. Earthy. More peat than sweet in the finish keeps the exit from being cloying. Nice and dry.
Overall: Really great progression from sweet dessert on the nose to a smoke bomb on the finish. Ledaig nails it again.
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