Ledaig 18 Year Old "Sherry Cask" Scotch Whisky


92.6 Proof, 750 ml

This exceptional Ledaig is a rare example of a heavily-peated whisky finished in sherry casks. Only 500 cases of this fantastic dram were sent to the U.S.

Ledaig (meaning ‘safe haven’ in Gaelic, and pronounced “lea-chick”) is the peated expression offered by the Tobermory Distillery, located on the isle of Mull. Mull, located in the Hebridean Isles, is a neighbor to other famous whisky producing islands such as Islay, Jura, and Arran. Established in 1798 under the original name Ledaig, Tobermory remains the only distillery on Mull (although there were other distilleries on the isle during the formation of Tobermory, they were not necessarily above board operations).

Tobermory has passed through many hands and seen many opening and closings of its doors throughout its existence, but is currently owned by liquor conglomerate Distell, which acquired Burn Stewart Distillers as a whole in 2013. Burn Stewart houses other notable Scotch whisky brands such as Bunnahabhain, and a few less known brands. Despite bureaucracy of business practices, Ledaig remains a more affordable island whisky with interesting production.

In from Port Ellen Maltings on Islay, Ledaig’s malt is lightly peated to 37ppm before being delivered. The water used in production flows from a private lake near the Mishnish Lochs, to the Tobermory River, flowing underneath island peat fields as it makes its way to the distillery. This combination of peated elements give Ledaig much of its character.

Collections: Scotch, Spirits, Whiskey


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