Ledaig 16 (Cadenhead Small Batch) Review

This is a 16 year Ledaig from Cadenhead that was matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead and bottled at 56% ABV.

Nose: Smoked meats and barbecue sauce (heavier on the vinegar), smoke, a healthy dose of peat, and wet clay.

Palate: Smoked meats persist with burnt oak and the peat really ramping up here.

Finish: As the smoke notes fade, the peat really takes over with oak lingering along with hot spices.

Rating: 82/100 – This is my second Ledaig, and I don’t like this one quite as much as the younger Ledaig I reveiwed yesterday, but it definitely has a unique characteristic compared to other commonly peated malts.

Value for the money: I paid $89 for this which is a pretty fair price overall, but I won’t buy another at that price.

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