I have already shared a review of one of the whiskies from the new Belgian independent bottler Beacon Spirits. The first one I tasted was a young Caol Ila.
Todays whisky is a young Ledaig from Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull. From the distillery’s web page:
Established in 1798, ours is the only distillery on Mull and one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. It is unique, not just because of its idyllic location, but because it produces two different, but equally alluring, single malts: the fruity, unpeated Tobermory and the more robust and smoky Ledaig.
Ledaig from Beacon Spirits was distilled 2007 and bottled 2015 at 52,3 ABV. The outturn was 169 bottles. Judging from the colour this must be a bourbon cask, a well used one.
Light and fresh on the nose. Eucalyptus and lemon. The smoke is a bit sour. The maltiness gives away its age, I think. After a while there is a more alcohol bite to it. Very light and very salty on the palate. Wow, the salt just lingers and lingers. A clean taste. Lemon candy. The sourness from the nose has almost disappeared and the taste is quite fresh. The finish is dominated by the smoke. There is some licorice and eucalyptus, but the taste does not last for long.
My score: nose 20 / taste 21 / finish 20 / balance 20 = 81
Image from Beacon Spirits.
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