In a nutshell: A smoky, peaty and earthy Island Single Malt from the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull.
The lowdown: Ledaig is Tobermory distillery's original name and they use it these days for their peated whisky expressions. Non-chill filtered, it has a bright, lemony gold colour with a sweet, briny smokiness on the nose which is followed by spicy pepper, peaty smoke and vanilla creaminess on the palate and a hint of spiciness at the finish. It's a fairly powerful dram that stands up well to some of its rivals from Islay.
Originally founded in 1798 in the small fishing town of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull it is the only distillery on the island.
Through its life it has seen many changes of fortune, periods of closure and being used for activities other than distilling. However, it has survived all this and whilst it has only a small production relative to many others in recent years it has seen a resurgence in popularity and in addition to it own name it also makes whiskies sold under the Ledaig label, which was the orginal name of the distillery when first opened.