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Ledaig 12 year old Gordon & MacPhail Discovery Range
Ledaig 12 Year Old is a single malt whisky produced by the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. It is bottled by the independent bottler, Gordon and MacPhail, which has a long history of selecting and maturing whiskies from different distilleries.
Ledaig 12 Year Old has a distinct character that sets it apart from other single malt whiskies. It is heavily peated, which gives it a smoky, earthy flavor that is reminiscent of a campfire. The peat used in the whisky comes from the Scottish mainland, which gives it a unique flavor profile compared to other peated whiskies from Islay.
The whisky is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, which adds complexity and depth to the flavor. On the nose, Ledaig 12 Year Old has notes of smoke, charred oak, and brine, with a hint of sweetness from the sherry cask. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich, with flavors of smoke, dark chocolate, and dried fruit, with a long, lingering finish.
This distillery is located on the village of Tobermory, Isle of Mull. It was built in 1798 and opened using the name 'Ledaig'. From its inception the distillery operated with various difficulties and closed down in 1837. After the distillery reopened in 1878 it went through various changes of ownership until 1916 when it was acquired by Distillers Company Limited (DCL). Production lasted until 1930 when the distillery felt silent once again.
Forty years later the distillery was reopened by a consortium which included the Domecq group, Panamanian interests and a Liverpool based shipping company. Tobermory was refurbished and its production capacity was expanded during the three year period that the consortium lasted. After the disbanding of the consortium an English company acquired the site and used it as holiday accommodation and cheese storage. When that venture failed the distillery remained silent again for 11 years.
In 1982 Burn Stewart (current owners) acquired the distillery. The whisky came to prominence in the last few years after its packaging and bottling strength were revised. In 2017 the distillery closed again for a two year refurbishment. Ledaig is the name of the peated whisky produced at this distillery.