42 % INFO LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY PEATED SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY From The Isle of Mull Sherry Finish Limited Edition for the Year 2000 Ledaig Distillery (Tobermory), Isle of Mull Burn Stewart Distillers Pic, Glasgow
7 years old
43 % PEATED SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY From the Isle of Mull Ledaig Distillery (Tobermory), Isle of Mull Bottled by Burn Stewart Distillers Pic, Glasgow Uitgebracht 2002.
48.7 % SIGNATORY VINTAGE CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled on: 25/06/1974 Bottled on: 11/03/2005 Matured in a Sherry Hogshead Cask No. 3223 208 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh
Aged 10 years
43 % Isle of Mull The Tobermory Distillery A wonderfully peated single malt from The enchanting Tobermory distillery on The unspoilt isle of mull Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd, Glasgow
LEDAIG 2 0 0 8
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Island Single Malt Distilled: 21/02/08 Matured in a Hogshead Cask No. 800011 Bottled: 30/07/14 413 Numbered bottles Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL, Amersfoort
LEDAIGINFO 42 % A Golden Gem of the Isles Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled, Matured and Bottled in Scotland Burn Stewart Distillers, Glasgow
2 0 0 8 6 years old
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Distilled: 21/02/08 Matured in a Hogshead Cask no: 800014 Bottled: 01/10/14 433 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Nonchillfiltered Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL
LEDAIG Founded 1798 Aged 18 years
46.3 % Single Malt Scotch Whisky Wonderfully Peated The Isle of Mull Small Batch Spanish Sherry Wood Finish Limited Release Un - Chillfiltered Tobermory Distillery, Isle of Mull
Copper - gold in appearance, the nose is rich with fruity sherried smokiness accompanied by seaweed and light creosote, dried chilli flakes, spicy black pepper and hints of sweet oakiness.
Sip to find powerful rich, sherried herbal smoky flavours with orange peel, coffee, a touch of sea salt, tobacco and a delightful hint of liquorice and sea spray.
LEDAIG Founded 1798 Aged 10 years
46.3 % Single Malt Scotch Whisky Wonderfully Peated The Isle of Mull Un - Chillfiltered Tobermory Distillery, Isle of Mull
2 0 0 8 6 years old
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Island Single Malt Distilled: 21/02/08 Matured in a Hogshead Bottled: 07/01/15 443 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL
LEDAIG Matured for 7 years
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Island Single Malt Distilled: 07/06/08 Matured in a Hogshead Bottled: 161/11/15 Cask no: 700549 375 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL
2 0 0 8 7 years
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Island Single Malt Distilled: 07/06/08 Matured in a Hogshead Cask no: 700550 Bottled: 16/11/15 368 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL.
The Western Islands Mull LEDAIG (1993 zie ook TOBERMORY
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll. Licentiehouder: Ledaig Distillery. Eigendom van Burn Stewart Distillers Pic, Glasgow
Burn Stewart Februari 2003 Ian Bankier, manager van Burn Stewart, maakte bekend dat CL. Financial te Trinidad en Tobago, proucent van rum en Angostura Bitter, die al een aandeel hadden in Burn Stewart van 28,9 %, dit aandeel hebben verhoogd tot 52 % en het nu dus voor het zeggen heeft.
Peated and unpeated whisky from Tobermory – Mull’s only whisky distillery – was once used for both Ledaig and Tobermory. Now Ledaig is a purely peated malt, and a heavily-peated one at that.
The portfolio consists of just two permanent expressions, a 10-year-old and an 18-year-old, both of which are non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46.3% abv in the same fashion as their Tobermory siblings.
Although the modern incarnation of the brand did not surface until 2007, its history dates back to 1798 when John Sinclair established Ledaig distillery on the Isle of Mull.
At the start of the 19th century Ledaig had a good run, but by 1837 fell on hard times and was subsequently mothballed for 41 years. It reopened in 1878 and operated under a succession of owners until it was purchased in 1916 by Distillers Company Limited. Just 14 years later it was closed again.
An unlikely consortium comprised of a Liverpool shipping company, Sherry producer and other overseas interests, purchased and renovated the distillery and renamed it Tobermory. The Ledaig name, it seemed, was destined for the history books.
Another period of silence ensued, this time where several of the buildings were transformed into holiday lets – with some used as cheese stores – but the site was eventually saved in 1993 when its current owner, Burn Stewart Distillers, stepped in.
Ledaig using peated malt from Port Ellen at 39 ppm, Tobermory has its malt from Simpsons and is unpeated.
Prior to Burn Stewart’s involvement, the distillery had gone through periods of producing both peated and unpeated whiskies, but after taking control – and ridding the site of any remaining cheesy residue – the company made a concerted effort to separate the distillations, producing peated spirit for six months of the year, and unpeated for the remainder.
In 2007 Burn Stewart reignited Tobermory’s original name under the Ledaig brand, which was launched as a heavily peated 10-year-old single malt in contrast to the unpeated Tobermory. It was followed a decade later by the introduction of an 18-year-old with a more fruity, Sherried profile than its younger sister.
In 2015 the limited edition 42-year-old Ledaig Dùsgadh was released for £3,000 a bottle. With a name meaning ‘awakening’ in Gaelic, the expression contains some of the first spirit distilled when Tobermory was reopened in 1972 by the odd consortium.
John Sinclair founds a brewery-distillery on Mull he names Ledaig
The distillery foundered and lay silent for 41 years before reopening in 1878
Following a succession of owners, the site is bought by DCL who mothball it in 1930
Ledaig distillery is reopened, but for three short years before its owner files for bankruptcy
The site is purchased by Kirkleavington Property and reopened under as Tobermory
Three years later and the distillery is closed once more with its buildings transformed into holiday lets
Tobermory distillery is acquired by Burn Stewart Distillers for £800,000
Ledaig 10-year-old is launched as a peated expression
Burn Stewart is bought by Distell
Ledaig 18-year-old is launched
The 42-year-old Ledaig Dùsgadh is released
2002 - present
Burn Stewart Distillers
1993 - 2002
Kirkleavington Property Co
1979 - 1993
1972 - 1975
Distillers Company Limited
1916 - 1972
John Hopkins & Co
1890 - 1916
W Campbell & Co
1881 - 1890
John Hopkins & Son
1878 - 1881
1798 - 1837
DISTELL UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION MALTS RANGE
South African spirits company Distell is launching a new annual collection of limited edition single malts from its Bunnahabhain, Deanston and Tobermory distilleries.
Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured and Deanston 2008 Brandy Cask Finish
First Wave: Malts from Deanston and Bunnahabhain are on shelves before the rest of the range
The 2018 collection is comprised of six whiskies, each of which has been matured or finished in casks seasoned with Sherry, brandy or red wine.
Derek Scott, brand manager for malt whisky at Distell, said: ‘Using the flavour profile each brand is known for as the guide to select the finishing casks, we’ve been able to create six limited release whiskies that are not just of interest for their points of difference, but are also fantastic drams that remain true to the whisky’s style.’
Two of the six editions are available now, with the remaining four released in September.
Bunnahabhain 2008 Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured is already available in global specialist whisky stores, priced around £75.
The peated single malt, which is bottled at a cask strength of 58.1% abv, is fully matured in red wine casks from Bordeaux to provide ‘rich grape and peppery smoke notes’ with ‘hints of toffee and tobacco’ on the palate.
Deanston 2008 Brandy Cask Finish is also currently available, priced around £60. The expression, which is bottled at 56.4% abv, was matured for seven years in American oak casks before being transferred to Brandy butts for an additional maturation period, providing ‘rich oak with a distinctive dried fruit and brandy influence’ on the palate.
The remaining four expressions in the 2018 collection, which will be released globally from 12 September, include malts from Tobermory distillery on Mull – including its peated variant Ledaig – and Bunnahabhain on Islay:
Tobermory 2005 Fino Cask Finish, £110
Ledaig 1998 Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, £130
Ledaig 1998 PX Cask Finish, £150
Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish, £275
Scott added: ‘We’re lucky to have three very different distilleries and this showcase will allow us to share the stories of each and highlight how these are reflected in the bold new releases.’
LEDAIG KICKS OFF NEW DOUGLAS LAING SERIES
Independent bottler Douglas Laing & Co. will launch a 21-year-old single cask Ledaig as the first in a new web-exclusive series of whiskies.
Douglas Laing Ledaig 21-year-old Private Stock on writing table
Birthday bottle: The Private Stock series celebrates Douglas Laing's 70th anniversary
The whisky has been matured in a refill hogshead, and described as having flavours of ‘sweet phenols up front, with barley, peat and burnt toast’.
Bottled at a cask strength of 51% abv, the whisky is ‘particularly limited’, with only 84 bottles scheduled for release.
The Ledaig bottling is the first entry in Douglas Laing’s Private Stock series, a range of limited edition whiskies selected from the family-owned company’s private whisky collection to commemorate its 70th anniversary.
Fred Laing, chairman of Douglas Laing & Co., which was founded in Glasgow in 1948, said: ‘Reaching our 70 years anniversary has meant not just a time for celebration, but a time for reflection.
‘We owe our success to our loyal customers and opening up our private stock collection of whiskies is one way of saying thank you.’
Each bottle will be signed by Laing and packaged in an illustrated wooden presentation box.
The Ledaig single cask will be sold exclusively on douglaslaing.com for £124.99 at 9am on 31 August. All future entries in the series will also only be available online.
The company also announced further details of its new Clutha distillery, visitor centre and headquarters in Glasgow this week.
1780s - Soaring mountains and glorious coastline create a majestic backdrop for ancient castles, historic monuments and our very special distillery.
Tobermory was established in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society. Until then the town had been a small farming settlement, built around the medieval church at the top of the hill.
1790s - The turn of the century inspired a bold new vision and in 1797 John Sinclair, a local kelp merchant, applied for the lease of 57 acres of land on the area known as Ledaig in order to build housing and a distillery.
Distilling was, however, banned in Britain between 1795 and 1797 in order to conserve grain stores for the War of the First Coalition with France. As a result, his application was rejected and he was only granted permission to build a brewery.
However, Sinclair was not a man to give up that easily. He remained true to his original plan and a year later Ledaig Distillery was established.
1930s - Over the next hundred years the distillery made its mark on the island. Nevertheless, the Great Depression of the 1930s, coupled with a decade of prohibition in the USA, saw demand for whisky plummet. The distillery would cease to operate for 41 long years.
1970s - In 1971, the Ledaig Distillery (Tobermory Ltd.) reopened and this momentous year was marked by a limited edition release. But the 1970s were to bring their own economic troubles and the years ahead were punctuated with highs, lows and further closures. The 1980s saw the distillery warehouses being converted into flats and showed signs that this was the beginning of the end.
1990s - But it seemed the tenacity of its original founder was in the very foundations of the distillery and like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it took on new life in 1993 when it was purchased by Burns Stewart Distillers.
Present - Since then our distillery has become the jewel in the island’s crown. The world has changed unimaginably since we produced our first single malt almost two hundred years ago, but we haven’t. At Tobermory we still do things the traditional way, by hand. Just the way John Sinclair would have wanted.