LEDAIG 2000 G&M 46%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands-mull, 70cl, Ref: 51312
Ledaig 2000 is a medium bodied single malt matured in refill Sherry, Bourbon, and American refill casks.
Connoisseurs Choice is a collection of single malts launched by the independent bottlers Gordon’s & MacPhail in mid-1960. The distillery was in the past known as Ledaig, changing its name to Tobermory Distillery in the 1970s. It has been closed several times, most recently in the 1980s. Having reopened in 1989, Tobermory is now back in production.
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- Appearance : dark straw.
- Nose : vanilla, smoked cured meats, and green apple aromas. Raspberry notes are complemented by a lemon edge.
- Palate : black cracked pepper with grapefruit, banana, and toasted oat flavours.
- Overall : charred oak and cocoa powder combines on the finish.
- The brand
This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.
Of all the existing specialist bottling ranges, Connoisseurs Choice is without doubt the oldest. The label underwent a few changes in the 1980s. Plainer and more restrained, it became two-toned with creams and browns. When segmentation by region of production region was adopted by the whisky industry in the early 1990s, the range changed its identity again. The label now shows a map of the region of Scotland where the malt comes from. To the delight of whisky enthusiasts, the range, which is always evolving, is now bottled at 43% and 46%.
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