The first release in Ledaig's new Sinclair Series, this non aged statement Ledaig Rioja Finish is ruby red in colour and perfectly balances peat smoke with sweet, fruity Rioja. Like all their single malts, this is non-chill filtered and natural colour.
Inspired by the Spanish galleon which sank off the harbour of Tobermory Bay more than 400 years ago. Believed to have been laden with jewels, Ledaig Sinclair has been finished in hand selected Rioja casks in honour of the Spanish treasure buried deep off the Tobermory shoreline.
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.
Colour: Ruby Red
Nose: Notes of Turkish delight and rose petals balanced with candied fruits and grapes followed by rich leather and a beautiful peppery spice. A hint of chocolate comes through at the back.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel packed full of almonds, barley and sweet malt with notes of peppery Ledaig, which give way to black raspberries, sweet vanilla and cocoa interspersed with cinnamon spice and hints of freshly cut grass.
Finish: Lingering smoky finish with red fruit and sea spray.
700ml, 46.3% ABV