Doubtless one of the finest whiskies this distillery has ever bottled, this expression comes from the Isle of Mull.
Distilled way back in 1972, the whisky was bottled on the 17th of May 2005, giving it an age of over 32 years. 1972 is recognised by many connoisseurs as a great year for whisky, with many distilleries producing some of their finest spirits in this year. Ledaig 1972, from the same distillery, is also considered to be one of the best whiskies to come from Tobermory.
This whisky was finished in Oloroso sherry casks for an unknown amount of time, but considering the darkness of the spirit, we can assume it was more than ubiquitous 6 months!
The resulting whisky is a thickly flavoured and intense dram, with notes of dark, syrupy sherry, oak panelling, leather, toasted almonds, prunes, jammy blackberries and raspberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, chocolate, coffee, wine tannins, dried fruit, citrus rind and fudge cake.
This is a dram that certainly falls into sherry-bomb terriority.
Bottled at a natural cask strength of 49.5% ABV, and without either chill filtration or artificial colouration, this is a whisky that retains all its natural flavours and intensity.
Released over 13 years ago, we are very lucky to have got our hands on this bottling.