Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
La Maison du Whisky - Exclusive Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Calculated age
11 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Oct 2017 2:43 pm by Mannoni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 177.70

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 SV

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.89 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    medicinal peat, iodine, bacon, fruits on cooked citrus, classic or something else?
    • Nose
      meat peat, meaty, sweet,
      a little herbs, menthol
      cooked fruit, wall
    • Taste
      cream buttered peat !!
      meat, with a slice of bacon,
      sweet spices,
      candied citrus, still caramelized sugar, almost overcooked, some very hot coffee too.
      it's hot and good at the same time as a caramelized milk jam
    • Finish
      medium to long on the same aromas, with peat and meat at first sight

  2. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A large Ledaig with a wide aromatic palette, the nose is sublime!
    • Nose
      The nose is a marvel, the peat is discreet behind the fruits and flowers, we find the mineral and meaty side of Ledaig and an explosion of floral scents, it's very thin like a Japanese!
    • Taste
      On the palate, a lot of flavors there too, peat is very present, liquorice, bacon, then the spices arrive, the pepper that raises everything.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and very floral, covered with a veil of smoke.

  3. switzyuk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Serge says
    Ledaig 2005/2017 (56.6%, Signatory Vintage for La Maison du Whisky)
    A simple feather light label, that’s perfect. Colour: gold. Nose: the cask has been active, this has got butterscotch, croissants, vanilla, also peat smoke, lit cigar, creosote, burnt parsley, roasted pecans, a touch of natural rubber… So not our average Ledaig, but this works greatly. With water: flabbergasting. Yeasty/smoky, as if they had distilled some manzanilla. Mouth (neat): amazingly sharp, millimetric, blade-y, lemony, smoky, and herbal. Caraway, chives, aniseed, juniper, all that being smoked to the bones. With water: perfect. What a spirit! And a superb wee sourness in the back, as in a great chenin. Blanc, that would be chenin blanc. Finish: long, very race-y, elegant, with just the right amount of lemons and peat smoke. Comments: ssshhh… SGP:467 - 91 points.


  4. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The nose, although very nice and original, was not enough in my personnal taste to warrant a 90. But ... such quality on the palate and on the finish makes it unimaginable to score it below 90. A most excellent carbon-heavy Ledaig which takes no prisoner after crossing the lips. 90+/91-
    • Nose
      89 89
      Starts on quite classical notes of burnt tyres and vegetals (rather classic at the beginning with sherried Ledaigs in my experience) but we're soon to find the precious greasy garlicky DNA of Ledaig. But in this one, it's through the prism of various forms of peppers. Chili-enhanced mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, chimichurri ... I'm sure you see what I mean. Tabasco mixed with graphite. Indeed, the graphite is growing, there's a new theme of carbon-heavy stuff with powdered graphite, maybe burnt coffee grounds or something like that. And then later on, we're finding suprising notes of vanilla custard in the background, which I find questionable in terms of profile coherence. Whatever.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Hoooooly smokes this is perfect. The alcohol integration is per-fect, really. It's building a slow but sturdy crescendo until it reaches the optimum level of flavour expression, without going to the unpleasant side of things. This feels somehow much more obvious because there's a huge barbecued beef theme that glues it all together. Beef skewers on the barbecue, the corners of which are beginning to turn black, with the bell pepper slices in between. The expression of the spices here is phenomenal as well. Black pepper, green pepper, freshly ground. Herbs-infused olive oil. And all that is wrapped in a layer of the blackest soot.
    • Finish
      91 91
      ... which is what the finish is all about. Soot. More soot than you could imagine. The blackest one, that sticks to the chimneys walls. Childhood memories of my grandma's fireplace (damn this is memories day it seems, the Pe1 that I tasted afterwards brought back some too). But this soot manages to be very fresh and very more-ish because there's a fresh lemony twist to it. Excellent.

  6. matfrl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. el Gato scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Did not impress that much initially, but kept getting better and better. Very Nice Development. More and more dirty, yet the sweetness at the same time. The sootiness is just how I want it it be. Very good release
    • Nose
      89 89
      Heavy. Sherry. Peaty. Ammonia. Salty. Herbs now With peppermint and anise. Leather.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Slightly creamy. Grapefruit at first. Liquerice. Sweetness. Blackcurrants. Ammonia. Fresh green Apples. White pepper
    • Finish
      91 91
      Sooty! Some bitterness. Long finish. Liquerice. Ammonia. More mouthwatering feel now. Diry. Anise.

  8. valery77 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Complex. Lemon peel, smoke and peat, gouache, old skin, smoked meats, leather furniture, fresh wood, vanilla notes, cream fudge, boiled sugar, fresh bandage, light perfumery. 23
    • Taste
      Medium, dry. Smoke, ash, peat, black pepper, cream fudge, fruit lollipops, smoked meat and fish, baked potatoes, oak barrel motifs. 22
    • Finish
      Long, smoky-peaty, phenolic, with a slight sourness and notes of fresh vegetables, which at the very end, along with phenolicity, come to the fore (turnip, radish, young carrot). 23
      An interesting, powerful smoky vegetable malt. Balance 23
      Total 91

  9. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Whisky of a beautiful complexity, at each tasting I discover different flavors.
    A ledaig surprising and well done.
    • Nose
      Bold, fruity on peach and apricot. There is also caramel, coffee and dried fruit. The peat goes clearly to the 2nd plane.
      After aeration we are on a big fruity peat with some floral notes and a nice wax (an old Whisky side)
    • Taste
      Alcohol well integrated, without aggression. Peat "viandax" and floral is less discreet. There is always fruit, nuts, coffee and some spices.
    • Finish
      Very nice length on chocolate, prune and some citrus notes. (Lemon)

  10. Murxus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind buy, and I should have known it: way too much sulfur (SO2), like many of these 2005 SV Ledaigs :(
    OK: bottle fresh opened, so I´ve to wait if this flaw calms down with opening time.  But experience says not really.

    Despite this flaw a really big one.

    16.04.18 half bottle emptied, the sulfuric notes are still very present but now, let´s say, better integrated in the typical farmy Ledaig smoke profile. Not a such disturbing experience anymore. Two points up (from 87 to 89).


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