Tobermory launches limited edition 20yo Ledaig
Tobermory Distillery has released a limited edition 20-year-old vintage single malt Scotch whisky – Ledaig 1996.
The single malt comes from some of the very first spirit distilled when peated malt production first began on the Isle of Mull in 1996.
Ledaig 1996 is said to carry an intense, smoky flavour thanks to the peat-dried malt barley used in its creation, which has been combined with peat-infused water from the distillery’s own private water source.
It has been aged in Spanish oloroso Sherry casks and is described as offering aromas of apple, mint and citrus, with flavours of peat, light Sherry and a spicy, salty, smoky finish.
“True to its heritage Ledaig 1996 is a traditional, un-chill-filtered malt ensuring our whisky lovers enjoy an authentic spirit on the palette,” said Alison Gibb, global marketing manager, malts portfolio at Distell.
“This wonderfully peated single malt from our Tobermory Distillery reflects the rich past of what is one of the oldest commercial distilleries still in operation.
“It is exciting to be able to announce the release of the first batch of this fine, Hebridean whisky, which reinforces our commitment to our customers around the world to continue to produce innovative, quality single malts.”
Ledaig 1996 is bottled at 46% abv and carries an RRP of £120 per 700ml bottle.
The expression is available in the UK and across select international markets, as well as global travel retail.