Ledaig 2008 (Signatory Vintage ‘The Un-Chillfiltered Collection’ )

Peaty Friday Episode 18

Today should get interesting. As some of you might know, I am not exactly the biggest fan of the Ledaig 10 Years Old. While I definitely can appreciate its “in-your-face-attitude”, I think it is just a bit too rough and undefined overall, at least for my taste. So basically it is just not really my cup of tea – or should I say dram of whisky?

I have yet to taste a older Ledaig, but I could image that the spirit really benefits from some more years in a cask. With that being said, I was a little more than just skeptical about today’s Ledaig 2008/2015 from Signatory Vintage’s ‘The Un-Chillfiltered Collection’ given its young age of 7 years.

But little did I know that my skepticism was completely unfounded.


Ledaig 20082015 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory Vintage)

Ledaig 2008/2015 ‘The Un-Chillfiltered Collection’ (Signatory Vintage)










Name: Ledaig 2008/2015
Bottler: Signatory Vintage
Bottling Series: ‘The Un-Chillfiltered Collection’
Distilled: 21.02.2008
Bottled: 23.03.2015
Age: 7 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Tobermory
Cask Type: Hogshead
Cask No: 31 + 32
Strength: 46.0% vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


A delicate triumvirate of cold coal smoke, smoked beef and a whiff of iodine. Followed by vanilla and a few lemon drops. Roasted cocoa beans, filter coffee and dark wild berries in the back. There is also something that reminds me of furniture polish.


Starts with a lot of chocolate, followed by rose pepper and dark fruits. Again filter coffee. Not as much smokiness as in the nose. Only hints of cold and dry smoke.


Medium with a slightly dryness and touches of spices. Ends with dark berries.


What a pleasant surprise! A really nice dram despite the young age. Very balanced from start to finish and way smoother than expected.

Score: 86 / 100

Sample provided by whic.de


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