Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish – The Sinclair Series, 46.3% abv
Made with heavily peated barley before being matured in ex-bourbon casks, and finished in hand-selected Spanish Rioja casks, this single malt contains powerful flavours of smoke, spice, grape and sweet berries, with a lingering saltiness. It’s the very definition of our distillery’s expressive nature.
In 1797 John Sinclair, an innovative kelp merchant, applied for a lease of land known as Ledaig – pronounced ‘letch-ick’ – which means ‘safe haven’. After Sinclair’s first application was rejected, he persevered, remained true to his original vision and, a year later, the distillery was established.
Despite a colourful history marked by closures, financial troubles and even a change of name, today Tobermory is a thriving, expressive and unique distillery, true to its idyllic location on the Hebridean island of Mul. The world has changed unimaginably since we produced our first single malt, but we haven’t. At Tobermory, we still maintain the commitment and creativity of Sinclair and approach our distilling with artistic expression.