Ledaig 10 Yr. Scotch
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Ledaig 10 Yr. Scotch

Item # 03901 750mL
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ABV
46.00%
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Tasting Notes

**Safe Haven** Pronounced "Led-chig." From the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull comes this peated expression. Smoky with some brine and a long, peppery, and spicy finish.


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Staff Pick Notes

Call me cynical but whiskey is a racket and a geographical taxonomy of scotch is not useful. All smoky scotch doesn't come from the same part of Scotland and you'd actually be hard pressed to make a statement that would tell you exactly what the breakdown is. Believe it or not, your best bet is to try as many different things as possible if you're dedicated to the experience. Ledaig doesn't fly off the shelf because it's not one of the better known brands, but it's a lovely peated expression that has the weight of Talisker and salt and spice to boot. It's an elegant counterpoint to the earthy, medicinal peat bombs we all know, but still has enough to please devout fans of those as well.

- TT

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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