"The story of handcrafted Ledaig 42 Year Old begins on the Isle of Mull at the Tobermory Distillery, the only distillery on the island and among the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. Despite the decades the liquid has spent maturing, this unchill filtered single malt has retained all of its deep, peaty intensity.
"The luxurious packaging which houses whisky has been inspired by the copper from the retired stills, which released the first spirit in 1972 and has finally reached the end of its distilling life. The aged copper has been used as part of the packaging to celebrate this milestone.
"As an appreciation of our customer’s commitment to Ledaig, each box of Ledaig 42 Year Old contains a handcrafted copper card, which entitles the buyer to inherit a bottle of Ledaig 10 Year Old from the last distillate from the now retired stills, which will be available in 2025.
"Master distiller at Burn Stewart Distillers, Ian MacMillan says: 'I’ve been distilling for almost 40 years and the smoky aroma retained in Ledaig 42 Year Old is the highest I have ever come across in a 40 Year Old island whisky. It’s the intricate and unusual process that has allowed this liquid to keep its strong, peaty characteristic. Under close supervision and moving homes, this liquid has been allowed to develop into a truly unique malt.
'The precious copper that released the first spirit in 1972 has reached the end of its distilling life and has produced exceptional vintage malt, which I am looking forward to sharing with an exclusive group of whisky lovers across the globe.'”
- Distiller's Notes
Region: Islands (peaty and maritime). Incorporating famous names such as Islay, Skye and Orkney, these islands often make heavily peated scotches, reminiscent of the sea.