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Ledaig single malt whisky is produced at Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. Its name apparently comes from the original name for the region, Ledaig, that means 'safe haven' in Gaelic.
The nose starts with very distinct 'farmy' flavours: porridge, cereal, malted barley - these are underpinned by light smoke, brine, as well as by a salty note. The nose then turns somewhat austere when notes of cardboard and wood shavings come to the fore, followed by a hint of lemons.
The palate is fairly light-bodied and spicy. The lemon flavours are back, now together with oranges. The light smoke observed on the nose also reappears and continues to underpin all other flavours.
The finish is of medium length, spicy, and dry. The light smoke from both the nose and palate has now turned to ashes.
I am quite fond of the nose and the combination of farmy flavours with delicate smoke and not a hint of iodine. The palate however does not live up to the complexity of the nose and is definitely too thin for my taste.