Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Finish 70cl 46.3°

Distillery : Tobermory / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 24402

This expression Ledaig is the first of the Sinclair Series that pays tribute to the founder of the Tobermoty distillery, John Sinclair.

Inspired by the Spanish galleon that sank off the harbour of Tobermory more than 400 years ago, this edition was made with heavily peated barley, then aged in Bourbon barrels before finished in Spanish red wine barrels, the Rioja.

It is this finish that gives this Ledaig its powerful signature of smoke, spices, grapes and sweet berries, with a salty persistence.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV46.3 °
TypeSingle malt
MaturationBourbon & Wine Cask
CharacteristicsNon Chill-Filtered

In 1795, the Tobermory distillery was established thanks to John Sinclair whose fortune allowed him to bring barley and coal from the Highlands by boat. However, because of its isolated location, the distillery closed its doors many times but resumed its activities in 1990. Soon after, it was bought by the Burn Stewart group.

The particularity of this distillery is that it produces whiskies under two different names: Ledaig and Tobermory. Tobermory, name of the only village on the island, is characterized by its non-peated malts, its finesse and elegance. Ledaig (former name of the village) is peaty and developed with Port Ellen malts. The Burn Stewart society bottles all its single malts at 46.3 ° without chill filtration.

Colour: ruby red.

Nose: notes of Turkish delight and rose petals balanced with candied fruits and grapes, followed by a rich leather and a nice peppery spice. A hint of chocolate goes into the background.

Palate: creamy and generous almonds, barley and sweet malt with notes of Ledaig peppery, which gives way to black raspberries, sweet vanilla and cocoa sprinkled with cinnamon spices and freshly cut grass notes.

Finish: persistent smoke with red fruits and spray.

Bronze Medal, Best Single Malt from the Scottish Islands (excluding Islay) category, World Whiskeys Awards 2023.

87 points, Bronze Medal in the Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Peated, Cask Finish category, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2023.

Winner of the Best Scotch Islands (excluding Islay) Single Malt no age statement category, World Whiskies Awards 2022.