Ledaig 7Yr Old, 2011,60.4%ABV.


Bordeaux cask finish from Signatory (Blind tasted).

This bottling was blind tasted during the Blind Tasting Consortium blind tasting #8 on 20/2/21. To look up past tastings or follow future tastings check out #BlindDrams, using Tweetdeck is the best way.

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Appearance – This whisky is light gold/straw in colour, very viscous on the glass, beads up too on the swirl line, and gives thin and globule like legs.

Nose – That’s an instant peat slap, but it’s not all medicinal, there’s fruity sweetness and icing sugar in the background, sweet sugared lemon slice sweets, Germoline, go on then- sticky plasters, bbq meat and sauce, red apples, and sweet cherries. The peat seems to subside a little with time too, it’s becomes more fruity for me.

Palate – The palate is more ashy to be honest, cold fire ash, there’s still plenty of fruit too, red apples again, cherries, ginger, and spiciness coming through, dark chocolate, chilli’s, and rich tea biscuits.

Finish – It’s quite long, warming, and spicy more than peaty for me, though the ash is still there, I’d say 55% ABV, and reminds me of Port Charlotte to be honest.

My thoughts – I do like a Ledaig whisky, and i really enjoyed this Ledaig also, there’s plenty going on and i love the red fruit notes mixed with ash/peat.

Would i buy a bottle? – It’s a yes from me, this is a bottle i personally would enjoy sitting with and not get bored of, a lovely drop.

Notes – This whisky is presented in it’s natural colour, non chill filtered and at it’s natural cask strength.

Thanks to – @MaltMusings and @stewedwhisky (Twitter).

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