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Ledaig 1974 20 Year 75cl / US Import

Lot: 221620

Ledaig 1974 20 Year 75cl / US Import

Winning Bid: £312

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ledaig (Tobermory)
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ledaig 1974 20 Year 75cl / US Import

This is a rare single malt from the Isle of Mull's Tobermory distillery. Opened way back in 1798, it was originally known as Ledaig, which was the case for much of its history. It was dormant for the majority of the 20th century, shut down by DCL in 1930, and when it re-opened in 1972, it did so as again as Ledaig distillery. Its revival was only brief however, and it closed down again in 1975. When the distillery was again re-opened in 1979, it was now known as Tobermory. Its production in former years had generally been peated whisky, and this single malt was still bottled as Ledaig. However the newly revived company also began producing non-peated as well, for the provision of a blended malt which they marketed under the Tobermory name. Burn Stewart discontinued the blend when they took over in 1993, opting to continue the production of both styles as two distinct single malt brands. The un-peated single malt took over the Tobermory name, while the traditional peated style fittingly retained the historic Ledaig name.

This is an early distillery bottling of the newly minted Ledaig single malt brand, bottled in 1994. It will contain peated single malt produced in 1974, during the brief production period between 1972 and 1975.

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