Ledaig 21 year old Margaux Finish Murray McDavid Mission Gold
Ledaig 21 Year Old Margaux Finish is an exceptional single malt Scotch whisky that belongs to the Murray McDavid Mission Gold Range. This expression starts with a base of Ledaig whisky, which is produced at the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull. Ledaig is known for its peated character, offering smoky and robust flavors.
After maturing for 21 years in traditional oak casks, the whisky is then transferred to Margaux wine casks for an additional period of maturation. These casks previously held wine from the renowned Margaux appellation in Bordeaux, France. This additional aging imparts a distinct influence from the wine, resulting in a fascinating interplay of flavors.
The Murray McDavid Mission Gold Range is known for its focus on experimentation and pushing the boundaries of whisky production. The Ledaig 21 Year Old Margaux Finish showcases the artistry of whisky making, combining the rich and smoky Ledaig spirit with the elegant and fruity nuances of Margaux wine. The result is a complex and harmonious whisky with layers of peat smoke, dark fruits, subtle oak, and a hint of wine influence.
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.