Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask

Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask
Whisky Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask
Type Single Malt
Cask Bourbon cask,Rioja
Abv 46.3%
Rating 81/100

About

Tobermory Distillery (formerly: Ledaig Distillery) is situated on the Hebridean island of Mull. The distillery produces unpeated whisky under the Tobermory-label, as well as lightly peated Ledaig single malts.
Reviews of Ledaig Sinclair Series Rioja Cask
says on January 30, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

An interesting offering from Ledaig. Certainly not a failed attempt at a finish from them. The colour is a lovely pink rose that has definitely taken from the Rioja casks. The Ledaig characteristics shine through with notes of berries and jammy fruits.

Nose

Smoked jam, yeasty, grapes and cinnamon.

Palate

Peat smoke, berries, definate wine influence, dark chocolate and bitter.

Finish

Long bitter with berry hints.

says on January 22, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Sweet fruity and smokey. The wine cask finish works very good with this ledaig. They nailed it... And the price is pretty decent as well.

says on January 15, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Starker Rauch, viel Süße, Weinaromen mit einem herber werdenden Eichenfinish

Nose

Starker Rauch mit einem Hauch Meeresbrise, im Hintergrund leichte süße

Palate

Der Rauch weicht der Süße und einem Weinaroma, etwas Vanille. Wird zum Ende hin etwas herber

Finish

Eichenoten mit einer leichten Süße, der Rauch rückt immer weiter nach hinten

says on December 20, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Imagine the 10Y with an extra layer of red berries/dark wild-berries. Ashy, light citrus, malty and oaky tones. Then comes the fruitiness and spiciness, like a nice chilly catch/papery flavours. Medium long finish and the several layers linger in your mouth for several long seconds. Lovely!

says on December 15, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Tasted it, then bought two more bottles. It's a peaty, fruity beauty.

says on November 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

This is a surprisingly well sorted whisky for what is a very entry level price point. The first release in a new series of as yet unknown releases I think this does really well for itself.

"Matured in bourbon casks and finished in hand selected Rioja casks" has given this whisky an interesting twist on the similarly priced 10 year old and it presents much richer fruits than that whisky is capable of.

Despite not carrying an age statement (which couldn't bother me if it tried) it doesn't feel like this is a rough and ready youngster that hasn't had any care put into it. Sure, it isn't going to blow you away but I can't imagine you could expect it to for the price.

Honestly I would highly recommend this and I am now really keen to try it back to back with the 10 (and frankly any and all other Ledaig's I can get my hands on).

Nose

What an interesting nose this is! It is both soft but decently full. Lots of honey roasted nuts, raisins, grapes and whispering smoke all wrapped up in some lovely bourbon cask vanillas.

Palate

Quite spicy and juicy immediately, more of the nuttiness from the nose coming through first. Some bright fresh red apples and that ashy Ledaig smoke are also present and correct.

Finish

Maybe mid-length and nicely ashy. The fruit subsides fairly quickly but that cask influence certainly adds a touch more than pure bourbon casks would have been able to provide.

says on November 14, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Fruity and smoky. Spicy rosé wine, bitter chocolate and a Schwarzwalder cake on the barbecue.

Sure, some additional years in the cask could add a bit more layers and sophistication, but it's already aged to a tasty liquid. Excellent value for money.

Nose

All kinds of red fruit: strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and red apple skin with slightly burnt, sticky cola rubbed spare ribs. Smokey, fruity and a tad sour.

Palate

This tastes like a fire in a rosé warehouse. Raspberry, spicy piri piri chicken and thick smoke. Slightly metallic.

Finish

Cherry cola, dark chocolate and ash.

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