The third batch of Ledaig 18 Year Old, the peated malt from Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. Aged for 18 years in the finest sherry casks, notes of smoke and dried sherry soaked fruits come through with a hit of coastal character. On the palate smoky herbs combine with cracked black pepper.
Glenmorangie 18 Bottling Note
Part of Glenmorangie’s Prestige Range, this 18 year old spent its first 15 years in American white oak bourbon casks. After this time, 30% was transferred to Oloroso sherry casks where it spent its final days, as the rest remained in bourbon casks. After 18 years has passed in total, the whisky was reunited and bottled at 43% ABV. A thick, creamy and fruity single malt presented in a wonderfully elegant bottle. It certainly looks prestigious.
The sixth entry in Glenmorangie's Private Collection, showing off the distillery's experiments with different varieties of barley and named after the Gaelic word for 'originary' (an archaic form of 'originating'). Made using traditionally floor-malted Maris Otter barley, it's an old-fashioned whisky backed up by Glenmorangie's modern approach to whisky-making.
Another addition to the Glenmorangie Private Edition range! Released in early 2017, Bacalta is the first expression from the distillery which has been finished in sun-baked Malmsey Madeira casks. Dr. Bill Lumsden had bespoke American oak casks made and heavily toasted, then seasoned with Malmsey wine and left to bake in the heat of Madeira's sun. The casks were emptied and shipped to Scotland to finish the Glenmorangie whisky, which had been matured in ex-bourbon barrels.