Ledaig 1993 – G&M Private Collection

Rating: 7 out of 10

Nose: hmm…For something that’s supposed to be peated tobermory, this is not smoky nor peaty at all. There’s some hints of smouldering fireplace in there, but only in the distant background. It’s actually pretty old-school in style, and not very clean. Reminds me of 1960’s blended whisky. Toffee, vanilla, red fruit, bruised apples and some sherry-spicyness. Also a nice medicinal note.

Mouth: sweet and fruity, with some heather and honey. Also unpleasant hints of stale garlic. There’s a lot of cask involvement of a so-so sherry cask going on in the background. It’s not bad, but I don’t think I want to know what’s underneath this really thick layer of make up.

Finish: medium long and soft, with more heather and honey and some sherry-spiciness.

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