Tobermory distillery is situated on the Scottish island of Mull, in the village of Tobermory. The distillery, formerly known as Ledaig, is the only distillery on the island. It was founded in 1798 by John Sinclair, has changed hands several times and undergone a number of closure periods.
These days the brand name ‘Ledaig’ is used for all their lightly peated malt Whisky, whereas the unpeated Whisky is sold as Tobermory. While most of the distilleries in the Island region mature their Whiskies on the islands themselves, Ledaig matures them on the Mainland.
The Ledaig 10 YO is distilled from peat dried Barley and has the strength of around 30-40 PPM. It is aged for 10 years in Oak Wood casks. The medicinal peat smokiness can easily put this Whisky beside the famous peaty Islay Drams. A fresh and vivid drop with just the right amount of smokiness.
Good nose - can smell the smoke and peat as though I was touring Islay. Tastes of light smokiness, peat, sweetness, and fruit. Has a mild harshness/hit to the mouth with a nice smokey aftertaste. Recommend it and enjoy it!
Smoky and peaty, but not as complex as hoped.
Great nose - a little peat, toasted marshmallow, slight fruit sweetness hiding out in the background, rubber, and earthy funk quality that is interesting. Taste brought more peat, dry charred oak, and that earthy funk turned more into a straight earthy spice. Very enjoyable but didn't set itself apart really from the many Islays. Would still choose Lagavulin over this if cost wasn't a factor. Good dram nonetheless. 7.5
Very tasty Scotch! Peaty, smoky, licorice. Goes down easy.
Lagavoulin 16 at a fraction of the cost and oddly ... coats the pallet in a more favorable away. Sea salt tones linger and remind my tongue of the place its most comfortable and content... Yoichi
Possibly the best combo of smoke and peat I’ve had. Starts with a sweet roasted and spiced taste then lingers with smoke for a while. Very smooth with little bite but not sweet either
Great to introduce new whisky drinkers to smoky expressions. Slightly sweet with a peppery finish.
Nose has a light smoke and some musty peat notes. Lots of smoke and peat on the palate initially. Long lingering finish that was mostly black pepper with a touch of sweetness. Really well rounded and very enjoyable.
Great flavor and after taste!
Very, very good and relaxing...
Particularly peaty (and pepperly), but it's got a smooth finish. Nice addition to the collection from Isle of Mull
I am blown away by the flavor, the bottle says wonderfully peated and it really is wonderful
Excellent combination of salty, sweet, spicy, and smokey.
I get an almost rubber-like in the smoke flavors, with some nice sweetness under it. Maybe even some grass or hay hints?
It's tasty, a good dram. Unique smoke character I haven't found in other island/Islay whiskies.
Smoke, lemon and brine on the nose.
Lemon and smoke continue to the palate followed by sweet and medicinal notes and hints of pepper.
Very good, almost excellent!
This is just really good. A little bit of smoke and a whole lot of flavor. Very smooth. A great introduction to someone who thinks they don't like peaty malts.
Having taken my family to the Isle of Mull and wandered the lovely town of Tobermory, I of course made it mandatory to go to the distillery. After buying their Tobermory, Ledaig 10 and Ledaig 18, we drove the winding roads back to the Glengorm Castle where we were staying. I had never been a big heavy peat lover, but that night I put on my Barbour coat and stood on the stone wall overlooking the bay as wind was swirling and the the sky spittin' rain...and I totally understood it all. Love all their scotches, and the 18 year is mesmerizing.
Another one I never recieved.........
Guess it is time.
This was so awesome I want more... the nose is full of memories of peat and smoke which only gets stronger when you drink the dram. There is smoke, a subtle peaty flavor that seems to float around the taste buds. I appreciated the lack of vanilla and honey leaving the smoke to finish the drink completing the experience with a the saltiness to complete the taste.
Seriously, I could keep my nose in this glass for hours. A wonderful even, somewhat ashy campfire smoke, but wonderful rich sweetness. May just be unseating my favorite whisky with this one.
tastes don't come together, smokey upfront, sweet after, nothing really impressive but the split is not pleasant for me. So far my least favorite islay
update: changed to 7, i love this dram now that i'm halfway through. spicy blast of smoky peat upfront and mellows into a honey sweet finish that all blends as you drink because the sweetness lasts on your tongue and blends into the next sip. i leave the previous review to journal my progression with this fine scotch.
Nose: Quite light and well-balanced. There is a very soft peat with a gentle smoke. Notes of barley and malt extract, with walnut and pine oil and a hint of iodine, dried fruit and nuts.
Palate: Medium-bodied and quite rich. There are notes of spice and smoke gathering above the charred oak. The peat is quiet and dry with a touch of black pepper and earth.
Finish: Medium-length and slightly smoky with spice.
I liked it but didn't love it. If I want something peaty, I want something peatier than this. It would be a great fit for someone looking for a smooth, balanced intro to peat and smoke. Someone else used the word creamy, and I have to agree with that mouthfeel/sensation. That aspect makes it unique, but not really what I like in a scotch. It is surprisingly mellow for a 10 year, reminiscent of something at least 12.
well balanced peaty/smoky flavor. smooth. something sharp early
An underrated peated masterpiece. A nose of heavy peat, fresh and vibrant light smoke, with something not quite citrusy and not quite creamy that I would call apricot, along with copper, chili powder, and soy sauce. Spicy on the palate with a tannin-like bitterness. Soy, ginger and other asian flavors open up with a few drops of water.
Not my favorite, but not bad
Friendly smoke and peat. Well balanced and delicious.
Great balance of flavors including the smoke and peat that I like. I was quite surprised.
I enjoy heavily peaty flavors in the cold, winter months. This is on my shelf during that time of the year. It has a remarkable sweet finish that smooths out the spicy essence.
Lovely smoky flavour, peaty without tasting like dirt.
Easy drinking as far as scotch goes.
Quaich Bar Tasting set - too salty for my liking
Great whisky, smoky, peaty, smells like a dentist office
Literally the first Islay dram I tasted, so the one that really got me hooked on scotch.
Smokey and Peaty right in your face. Lovely, flavours great whisky for the price. Not Islay, but Islay's first cousin for sure.
Very, very smokey and peat flavour, which a touch of dentist mouthwash aftertaste :)
Very smoky and peaty. Nice after a quality steak.
If you like islay take a trip to mull--you won't be disappointed