Young Ledaigs seem to be all the rage these days, with some very memorable sherry matured 7-9 year olds that hit the market over the past two years. This marks a certain profusion of barrels of Ledaig beginning with the 2004 vintage. The move into Burn Stewart Distillers’ hands was really good for the brand.
This expression falls into the more “classic” young peat category, enjoying great popularity nowadays. These are ex bourbon casks, two of them, which yielded 602 bottles.
Signatory Vintage Ledaig 2008, 7 Year Old, Casks 700752+700753, Distilled 13.5.2008, Bottled 8.3.2016, Yield 602 Bottles (46% ABV, NCF, NC)
Appearance: Light hay, very light. Thin legsrunning slowly off a necklace.
Nose: Still young, sweet peat, some new make, white pepper, earthy hints. Some fresh lemon appears and a toast made from brioche. There’s quite a sweetness to the nose.
Palate: Citrusy and dry, with a hint of pepper laced with smoke and some ash.
Linger: Sweetness on the tongue, with hints of honey and peat lingering on the tongue. Very dry
Classic youngish peat monster. Dry and easy to drink. Raw and unbridled.
Darn, I need a bottle of this.