The single cask Ledaig 1993 26y 43,5%  70cl

The single cask Ledaig 1993 26y 43,5% 70cl

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An independently bottled Ledaig that was distilled on 5th March 1993 and aged for 26 years before being bottled on 13th March 2019.

This is a rare single malt from the Isle of Mull's Tobermory distillery. Opened way back in 1798, it was originally known as Ledaig. It was dormant for the majority of the 20th century, shut down by DCL in 1930, and when it re-opened in 1972, it did so as again as Ledaig distillery. Its revival was only brief however, closing down in 1975. When the distillery was again re-opened in 1979, it was now known as Tobermory. Its production in former years had generally been peated whisky like this, and the single malt was still bottled under the brand name of Ledaig. The newly revived company began producing non-peated as well, for the provision of a blended malt which they marketed under the Tobermory name. Burn Stewart discontinued the blend when they took over in 1993, opting to continue the production of both styles as two distinct single malt brands. The un-peated single malt took over the Tobermory name, while the traditional peated style fittingly retained the historic Ledaig name.

Selected from cask #244, this is one of only 46 bottles.

Nose : Sweet, soft peaty, fresh,tropical,pear and smal hint of chilli.

Taste :The sweet peat is bilding up slowly...amazing so amazing,making it quite smoky, a bit sour and still so fresh with a greasy moutfill.

Finish: Long, very long lingering finish, sweet with a nice bitter death. Love this stuff.