Ledaig 10 year old Single Malt Whisky.
NEW STRENGTH 46.3%ABV, 70cl.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Tobermory Distillery Isle of Mull.
Ledaig 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes;
Colour: Bright lemony gold.
Nose: Sweet briny smokiness. With a distinctly island character that hints at mild antiseptic, creosote, wax polish, mint chocolate and floral seaside aromas.
Palate: Tantalisingly sweet yet medicinal flavours release sparks of spicy pepper with peaty smoke and vanilla malty creaminess.
Finish: Spicy white pepper and sweet vibrant liquorice and cloves with a lingering saltiness.
Un-chillfiltered @ 46.3%.
The Distillery also produces the Tobermory 10 year old Single Malt Whisky. A lightly peated whisky.
Award Winning Whisky.
World Whiskies Awards 2015. Best islands single malt.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2014. Double Gold.
The Spirits Business, 2014. Gold.
International Spirits Challenge, 2014. Silver Medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2013, Silver outstanding.
Tobermory / Ledaig Scotch Whisky Distillery History
The name “Tobermory” is from the Gaelic “Tobar Mhoire”, which means “Well of Mary”. Relates to the well and chapel of St Mary. There was a small Christian settlement in Tobermory from early times.
The original name for the distillery, Ledaig (pronounced Led-chig) is also Gaelic and means “Safe Haven”.
Tobermory Distillery is one of the oldest operational Malt Scotch Whisky distilleries and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 1998.
In 1797 a local merchant, John Sinclair, applied to build a distillery, initially refused.
However, with permission granted the following year for Sinclair to proceed. The Ledaig Distillery as it was known in the early years, constructed. Becoming fully licensed in 1823.
The distillery closed between 1837 and 1878.
In 1890 it was sold to John Hopkins & Co. who themselves where acquired by the Distillers Company Ltd in 1916.
The distillery shut down again in 1928 and didn’t reopen until 1972, this time as the Ledaig Distillery (Tobermory) Ltd
Only for the receivers tobe called in and the distillery mothballed in 1975.
During 1978 the distillery ownership passed to Kirkleavington Property Co (Yorkshire). In 1990 the distillery resumed production this time called Tobermory.
In 1993 Burn Stewart who’s other distilleries at the time included Bunnahabhain and Deanston acquired the distillery.
Today Tobermory distillery produces two different styles of single malts.
Tobermory / Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
The distillery announced the evolution of its two single malts. Tobermory 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Ledaig 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky will no longer be chill filtered.
Giving the whiskies a purer taste, nose and appearance. The changes have been accompanied by a bold change in design for the bottles and packaging.
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