Ledaig 13 Year Old - Amontillado Cask Finish (70cl, 59.2%)
The Isle of Mull may have only one distillery but there are two very distinct styles of whisky which come off the island. A very limited release from Tobermory. This peated 13 year old Island malt has been finished in Amontillado sherry casks and bottled at cask strength.
The Tobermory have steadily been releasing expressions of their peated single malts (under the Ledaig name) that have endured different varieties of Sherry finishes for a good little while - and we love 'em! Here's another addition to the range, which was matured for 13 years and treated to a finishing period in casks that previously held amontillado sherry.
When the Isle of Mull's Tobermory distillery opened way back in 1798, it was originally known as Ledaig. It was dormant for the majority of the 20th century, shut down by DCL in 1930, and when it re-opened in 1972, it did so as again as Ledaig distillery. Its revival was only brief however, closing down in 1975. When the distillery was again re-opened in 1979, it was now known as Tobermory. Its production in former years had generally been peated whisky like this, and the single malt was still bottled under the brand name of Ledaig. The newly revived company began producing non-peated as well, for the provision of a blended malt which they marketed under the Tobermory name. Burn Stewart discontinued the blend when they took over in 1993, opting to continue the production of both styles as two distinct single malt brands. The un-peated single malt took over the Tobermory name, while the traditional peated style fittingly retained the historic Ledaig name.