The Ledaig 10 year old single malt was launched in 2006, but it comes steeped in a rich traditional culture. The name, pronounced 'Led-chig', comes from the Gaelic for 'safe haven', which is an apt moniker for a malt distilled on the Isles of Mull, surrounded by unpredictable local seas off the west coast of Scotland.
Ledaig's character owes its quality to many sources; the traditional 18th century distillery, the maturation for the full 10 years in superior oak wood casks. The dark and aromatic lochan water source situated high on the mountains, the malted barley that has been exclusively peat dried and the 46.3% alcohol by volume that complements the smokiness of the palate perfectly. This is a many-layered masterpiece.
Distillers Tasting Notes
Color: Bright lemony gold
Nose: Immediately pungent with sweet tar and creosote aromas that release wood smoked fragrances with hints of liquorice and leather
Body: Sweet, smoky flavors with an explosion of spicy pepper, then boast a savory salty maltiness
Finish: Liquorices and cloves combine into a medium length smoked pepper finish. An ideal balance of peat, smoke and wood.
Gold Award: "Best in Class" - 2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver Medal: San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009
Gold Medal: San Francisco Competition 2011