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Ledaig 1997 21 Year Old Manzanilla Finish Review

25th June 2018
Review of the Ledaig 1997 21 Year Old Manzanilla Finish Distell Limited Release 2019 Malt Whisky Collection.

Distilled at the Tobermory distillery this is the only Ledaig expression in Distell's Limited Release Malt Whisky Collection 2019, this Ledaig 1997 21 Year Old Manzanilla Finish was initially matured in whisky refill hogsheads then finished in Manzanilla hogsheads for just over 2 years.

Bottled at a cask strength of 58.9% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chillfiltered, it is a limited release of 258 bottles, with a RRP of 160 it will be available here in the UK, Europe, Taiwan, China, Canada, USA and Global Travel Retail.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Lovely enticing sweet peat and vanilla toffee, gentle spicy black pepper and a lovely touch of sweet oak and lurking in the background is some Demerara sugar, burnt raisins and orange.

Taste: Some Demerara sugar, burnt raisins, orange from the nose, deliciously sweet Ledaig peat with a lovely peppery edge, some gentle dark chocolate spiced orange and raisin.

Finish: Long and lingering, the gentle Ledaig sweet peat simply clings to the palate for an age along with some peppered spiced orange citrus.

Comment: A sweet peaty delight and so smooth even at a cask strength of 58.9% ABV. A very high quality peaty dram, such a pity they only released this one Ledaig whisky in this 2019 Malt Whisky Collection but if you are a fan of the peated dram this is an outstanding example and my stand out dram amongst a high quality collection.

SMW Score 95/100

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