Ledaig 19 YO batch 6 (TBWC)
Ledaig 19 YO batch 6, 47.5 %
Here is the last of three whiskies bottled exclusively for Dr Jekyll's as "Mr Hyde" expressions. Dr Jekyll’s is a fantastic whisky pub in the heart of Oslo, Norway.
The Ledaig 19 YO batch 6 has a total outturn of a mere 58 bottles. This leads me to think that we are looking at a partial cask. Ledaig, as most of you will know, is peated whisky from the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull.
You can order the Ledaig 19 YO batch 6 in Norway at NOK 1500 (10816002).
Nose: Dirty peatiness, diesel oil, volcanic rock, and a touch of sulphur. Hmm, bicycle tire repair kit. Raw rubber. A mechanic's well worn overalls. Way in the back I believe I can pick out notes of ripe apples.
Taste: Medium body and sugar sweet character. This is rather sweet, and not at all what the nose promised (or threatened us with). Apples, grape juice, ginger, nutmeg, white pepper, and camphor. Lots of camphor.
Finish: Medium to long finish. Still very sweet, white sugar and - as time goes on - aspartam. Camphor, malt drops, menthol, mint, and sea salt towards the end.
Comment: There is absolutely nothing wrong with this dram, but it is a style of whisky I have trouble coming to terms with.