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Ledaig Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Ledaig

Brand
Ledaig
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
42.00%
Produced at
Burn Stewart Distillers plc
Region
Island (non Islay)
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
Fresh sawdust. Butyric. Slightly rancid. Varnish. Vanilla comes through with difficulty. Citrussy touch. Much nicer with water.
Palate
Sweet and round. Peppermint. Wood. A bit watery on mid-palate.
Finish
Short, very dry. Tangy.
Comment
Nothing to cheer up tastebuds. Water saves the nose but does not help palate. A pale image of Ledaig.

Dave Broom

Nose
Seems very young. Tarry rope, sacking. Understated.
Palate
Gentle peatiness covering crisp malt. Decent structure. A sweet start. The peat is light and sits in the centre of the mouth.
Finish
Short.
Comment
The nose doesn't promise much but the palate delivers well.
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    Burn Stewart Distillers plc
  • 8 Milton Road. College Milton North. East Kilbride. Lanarkshire. Scotland. G74 5BU
  • Tel : +44 1355 260 999

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