Thompson Brothers Ledaig 26yo

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Thompson Brothers Ledaig 26yo

Thompson Brothers Ledaig 26yo is a release from Tobermory distillery from 1995. The outturn was 256 bottles. It is classified as unpeated Ledaig rather than Tobermory because the distillation process (cut points, fermentation times - longer, etc) was the same as the distillery would use for Ledaig, just without the peating of the barley.

  • Type: Single Malt
  • Origin : Scotland
  • ABV: 44.7 %
  • Cask: ex-bourbon
  • Age: 26yo
  • Price: NA $ – 240 €
  • Details: NA



The herbal character of the distillery is present, yet without the typical burnt of more conventional (peated) expressions. It is slightly dark, with plums, minor sultanas, wax and a funky paraffin note. Not truly costal, yet at times reminds of harbors. A distant vanilla note.


Quite refreshing and herbal, with a variety of green (yet not piquant) spices. It is however not too saline, rather well-balanced, with a very well-managed alcoholic note. It reminds a very well crafted rye, gentle and smooth, to which an unripe waxy and fruity (grapefruit) note has been added.


Medium length, again fruity and very waxy, the less controversial aspect of the whisky.

Thompson Brothers Ledaig 26yo is a very complex experience; the ripe/unripe fruity notes are sided by very odd and rare notes, such as wax, paraffin and a truly interesting herbal character, that can be identified with the distillery, keeping aside the peat of the most usual releases. It is intriguing, varied and very well-balanced, a true meditation dram that requires attention to be analyzed and dissected.

Rating: 91

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