Firkin Rare: Ledaig 2008 Whisky in Custom Marsala Cask
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottler: The Firkin Whisky Company
Whisky Maker: Mike Collings
Age: 2008 Vintage
Region: Highland, Scotland
Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch
Cask Type: Double wood, ex Marsala wine
Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Bottle Size: 700ml
Firkin Rare Ledaig 2008 Tasting Notes
Ed's tasting notes
Colour: Natural colour: medium amber. Coats my copita with oily legs running down the side of the glass.
Nose: Soft, sweet smoke mingles with tropical notes. Like snacking on mango next to a fire on some beach far, far away. Or, closer to home, barbecuing sticky pineapple nears the woods on an Autumn evening. A definite meaty note, like glazed pork ribs or honey roast gammon. And that meat is seasoned with chilli, pepper, and cloves.
Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel. That meaty Ledaig spirit works so well with the sweet Marsala wine. As on the nose, glazed pork ribs over the BBQ, where smoke acts as a seasoning - complimenting, not overpowering. Sweetness with tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, as if you have a cocktail to go with those ribs. Or a taco, crammed with juicy pork, lime, and pineapple. The alcohol is well integrated, adding body and a gentle spice - with no burn.
Finish: Medium length finish. Sticky glazed pork which melts in your mouth, leaving a balance of sweetness and spice.
You can read Ed's full review here.
About Firkin Whisky Co's Rare Ledaig 2008
The Tobermory distillery produce two kinds of whiskies, unpeated under their Tobermory label, and peated under the Ledaig label. Firkin Whisky Co paired this Ledaig 2008 with marsala wine in one of their specially made double wood casks. The result is a unique and satisfying whisky. Sweet glorious bonfire smoke. A unique and awesome dram under the Firkin Rare label.
Read more about Firkin Whisky's approach here.