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Here’s Ledaig from the Tobermory Distillery on the island of Mull. I haven’t tried much out of Tobermory / Ledaig, so let’s change that. We might as well get started with the introductory 10 year old, which is both available and affordable.
Nose: Honest, straight forward, not so complex. Oranges, limestone, earth, oysters, brine, lemon rind, paprika.
Palate: Gradual, paced arrival dominated by minerals. Brine, earth, minerals, limestone, oysters, paprika.
Finish: Medium in length. This is very much a continuation of the palate. Briny, with chili, citrus, oranges, peat, and earth.
Thoughts: This is drinkable and honest. Leave it out for a while and you’ll see a bit more complexity. It’s got a gently peated and mineral-heavy island profile. Fine if you want to take a break from something like Talisker without going too far off course. Maybe it’s less sophisticated, but it’s casual and balanced with quality core flavours. Easy, unpretentious, and satisfying for sure. This is just fine.