About Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Situated on the Isle of Mull, the quaint village of Tobermory was founded in 1788 by fishermen who began using it as a resting place during their fishing expeditions in the Sound of Mull. The name Tobermory is derived from the ancient Gaelic word meaning "Mary's Well," and refers to a nearby well on the Isle of Mull that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary centuries ago by Irish monks who lived on the island. In 1798 — just ten years after fishermen began using the port of Tobermory as a resting place — John Sinclair founded Tobermory Brewery and Distillery.
Today, Tobermory Distillery is the last remaining distillery on the Isle of Mull, and one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. It produces two distinctive styles of whisky: Tobermory Single Malt Scotch Whisky, an unpeated single malt whisky that reflects the heritage and culture of the Isle of Mull, and Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky, a heavily peated single malt whisky that reflects the distillery's location in the Inner Hebrides archipelago.
Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made exclusively from Scottish barley that is dried directly over a peat flame. In addition, the grains used to make Ledaig are malted and mashed with water sourced from Mary's Well, which contributes even stronger notes of smoke and sweet brine to the whisky's flavor profile.
After the grains used to make the whisky are milled and mashed, they are fermented for nearly four days in washbacks made of Oregon Pine. Each wash is then twice distilled, first through one of Tobermory's copper-pot wash stills, and again through one of Tobermory's copper-pot spirit stills.
Following distillation, Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured for a decade in used bourbon casks that are laid to rest in ancient vaults on the Isle of Mull. It has a bright, golden color with an aroma of sweet smoke, mint chocolate and seaweed. The notes of spicy smoke, vanilla, and malt are robust and complex, and lead to a spicy and vibrant finish. Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky also earned a score of 90-95 points from Wine Enthusiast
, which rated it a "Best Buy."
Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky represents a unique expression, not only of Scotland's terroir, but also of one of the oldest commercial distilleries still in existence.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
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