Another superb bottling forming part of Gordon and MacPhail’s Discovery series, which was launched in 2018 with a view to making the world of whisky more accessible.
The Discovery series sorts bottlings in to three broad categories: sherry, smoky and Bourbon, which are each colour-coded. This bottling of Ledaig, the name given to Tobermory Distillery’s (found on the isle of Mull) peated whisky, most definitely falls in the smoky column.
A heavily peated, oily and deliciously coastal dram, this 12 year old bottling of Ledaig offers up notes of wood smoke, chocolate, malt, oily nuts, dense peat, salted caramel, seaweed and slight tar.
Bottled at 43% ABV for a touch more intensity, and without colouration, Gordon and MacPhail produce whisky of the highest quality even when aiming for accessibility.
Ledaig is not for the faint-hearted, but this bottling showcases the spirit at its robust, polarizing best.