Mull over new release for peat’s sake

A Vintage single malt said to contain the first peated spirit distilled at the Tobermory Distillery has been released.
The limited edition Ledaig 1996 is a 20 year old malt which is described as being “packed with an intense and smoky flavour” produced from “pear-dried malted barley married with naturally peat-infused water” from the distillery’s water source.

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The whisky has an ABV of 46.3%.

Alison Gibb, global marketing manager for the malts portfolio at Distell – parent company of Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull, said the release “reflects the rich past of what is one of the oldest commercial distilleries still in operation”.
“True to its heritage, Ledaig 1996 is a traditional, un-chill filtered malt ensuring our whisky lovers enjoy an authentic spirit on the palate,” she said. “It is exciting to be able to announce the release of the first batch of this fine, Hebridean whisky, which reinforces our commitment to our customers around the world to continue to produce innovative, quality single malts.”