Ledaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Spirits Worth Raising

Ledaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Situated along the Isle of Mull, the quaint village of Tobermory was founded in 1788 by fishermen who began using it as a resting place during their fishing expeditions in the Sound of Mull. The name Tobermory is derived from the ancient Gaelic word meaning "Marys Well,"and refers to a nearby well on the Isle of Mull that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary centuries ago by Irish monks who lived on the island. In 1798 just ten years after fishermen began using the port of Tobermory as a resting place John Sinclair founded Tobermory Brewery and Distillery. Today, Tobermory Distillery is the last remaining distillery on the Isle of Mull and one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland.Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a heavily peated single malt crafted at the Tobermory Distillery, and reflects the distillerys location in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. The whisky is made exclusively from Scottish barley that is dried directly over a peat flame. Once the grains have been dried, they are milled and mashed with water drawn from Marys Well before being fermented for nearly four days in washbacks made of Oregon Pine. Following fermentation, the wash is distilled twice, first through one of Tobermorys copper-pot wash stills, and again through one of Tobermorys copper-pot spirit stills.After distillation, Ledaig Aged 18 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in oak barrels for nearly two decades before being finished in Spanish sherry casks, a practice not typically associated with such heavily-peated whiskies. As a result, the whisky has a bold aroma of tobacco smoke, cooked bacon and sherry wine. The palate brightens up with notes of orange zest, along heavier notes of chocolate, anise and cloves, and leads to a finish marked by smoldering coals and dark coffee.Bottled at 92.6 proof, only 500 cases of this fantastic dram were sent to the U.S. Pick up yours today!
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