70cl * 53% ABV * Scotland
Distilled at the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. The distillery, formerly known as Ledaig, was founded in 1798. It is the only distillery on Mull and is currently owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, a subsidiary of Distell Group Limited of South Africa. The distillery produces whisky mostly used for blends, but also produces a smaller amount of peated whisky, which remains known under the former name, Ledaig.
The makers describe it somewhat whimsically like this:
'As the mist rises from the forest floor, shafts of light break the clouds revealing dark mountains and ancient hills. Mythical beasts scurry amongst the fescue as the beithir rise in the loch for their first taste of the peaty glen air. Hand selected single cask expressions, but only for the brave. Consumed by smoke and glory. The aroma of rain after a storm, fiery beacons ignite in your mouth as you as you tuck into your glazed BBQ smoke salmon at the end of an outdoor expedition. As the sun sets, the air smoulders, the embers die and you snuggle into your sleeping bag.'
Points awarded to anyone who knows what a fescue or a beithir is...
For those with a less imaginative palate, we'd say that on the nose there's smoke, teriyaki sauce and barbecued meat, followed by toasted oak, burnt brown sugar and a waxy lemon note on the palate. All finished off with a smouldering, smoky finish.
Distilled 29.03.2007 and bottled 19.08.2020