Whisky Review #110: Cheftain’s Ledaig 21 Review
Legaig is the peated expression of the Tobermory distillery, the only currently open distillery on the Isle of Mull. The distillery was actually originally called Ledaig, and was founded way back in 1798. We grabbed a rare Sherried cask strength bottling from Cheftain’s.
Cheftain's Ledaig 21 Review
- Score - 7.5/107.5/10
Nose: Burned charcoal, peat smoke, burned rubber tires. Blackberries and sherried sweetness, lapsong tea. A powerful and lovely nose, especially if you like Lagavulin.
Palate: Extreme fruit, strawberry, grapes, caramel and honey, salt and brine like a winter storm. After a bit of heat and peat in the mid-palate, gets into sweet toffee and cereal grains. BBQ glaze. Finish of lingering smoke and dry tea leaves.
Quick overview of our scoring system
- ABV: 59.4%
- Unchill filtered, natural color.
- Cheftain’s is a sub brand of Ian Macleod’s Distillers, started in 1936.
- Ian Macleod’s also owns Tamdhu and Glengoyne.