Ledaig 2004 12 Years Old (Single Malts of Scotland)
If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), you know Speciality Drinks recently sent me samples of all ten of their new bottlings. The Ledaig 2004 12 Years Old from their Single Malts of Scotland-label will the first one I review, but the rest will follow in the comings weeks.
Ledaig 2004 12 Years Old (58,1%, Single Malts of Scotland, C#1030)
Nose: As the light colour suggests, this is extremely spirit driven. Super fresh and clean. Freshly cut green apples (and lots of them), lemons, cotton candy, sauerkraut. Well, and peat of course, but also some gasoline.
Taste: Creamy, sweet and gentle at first, but spicier and more aggressive when I swallow it. Big hit of chili pepper. Dirtier too, plenty of ash and coal smoke. Diesel too. Industrial almost. Polished leather. A nice contrast with the nose. Some soft apple, as well as bitter coffee notes.
Finish: Ash and peat, with a hint of orchard fruit. Long…
Textbook refill bourbon Ledaig, if you ask me. Clean and fresh, yet with a dirty edge. If you like this type of whisky, than I can’t imagine this’ll disappoint. Available for just under 60 pounds.
Sample provided by Speciality Drinks
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.