Ledaig 2005 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Calculated age
11 years old
26 months Hermitage Wood Finish
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
23/08/17 170982
Added on
12 Oct 2017 3:04 pm by Dris

Average value

€ 232.07

33 × in wishlist

261 × member ratings

447 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 GM

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.34 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A delicious whisky, and something different than a typical sherry finish ... Unfortunately, I miss the kick and that something to praise him in the sky. In the nose it is beautifully fruity sour, in conjunction with the typical Ledaig smoke. On the palate, however, I clearly lack the power. I like the flavor of the whisky, but I was hoping for more after the hiding here. In cask strength it would have been more mine.
    The finish is fine; the malt drags a bit in the nose, and the smoky note I feel in combination with the fruit (raspberry, a little vanilla, and this pleasant acidity of Hermitage red wine) as extremely pleasant. On the palate and departure he is not even soo musty. Also, the always mentioned car tires I have here at most in the nose ...
    A good part, balanced and tasty. PLV is absolutely right, but unfortunately it tastes a little bit lax or diluted. So I give 87 points, where the taste and nose are 'good' but not intoxicating, because too 'weak'. He does points in the pleasant finish and also the balance. PLV is nothing to complain about; the part costs 60 euros, since I have clearly had other things to drink!

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Lots of sweet, red fruits and strong campfire smoke rise from my glass. The influence of the wine is clearly noticeable right from the start (acidic impact). The alcohol content of 45% is very well integrated and imperceptible due to the intense aroma flavor. Overripe strawberries, cherries, redcurrant jam and wine form the fruity base with sweet-sour accents. Delicate hints of honey, dark chocolate and spicy oak linger with a slight muffiness in the background. Beautifully balanced!
    • Taste
      The Ledaig starts strong and pleasantly oily. Freshly ground pepper prances briefly on the tip of the tongue and causes a slight tingle. The intense campfire smoke sets a tasty exclamation point before the red (sweet-sour) fruits draw attention to themselves. Oranges, overripe strawberries, cherries, red currant jam and a beautiful vinousness promote the balance. In the background I register again dark chocolate and spicy oak notes. The tendency to strong contrast between smoke and fruit mixes to a harmonious taste experience. The taste of the alcohol is not noticeable and favors a nearly dangerous sweetness of Ledaigs.
    • Finish
      Medium long, vinous-fruity and smoky. The red fruits, which remain pleasantly sweet and slowly fade away, also dominate on the home straight. Dark chocolate and spicy oak remain hidden in the background. Associations with a fruity red wine are clearly perceptible. Finally, the camp fire smoke builds up powerful again and ensures a round finish.

  3. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wow. Very pleasant mixture of warm smoke and earthy-fruity wine notes. Intensive and mouthwash.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Campfire, forest floor. Cherries, red wine and mulled wine sweets.
      Incense, Christmas market and cinnamon.
      Oak, strawberries, blackberries and cloves.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, smoky, warm.
      Campfire, pepper, red fruits.
      Herbs, spices and sweet fruit.
      Oak and espresso.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and warm
      Smoke, espresso, oak, wine and spices.

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful composition, the wine is present without slaying the dram. Very tasty!
    • Nose
      Campfire, sweet, fruity, sour berries, the typical Ledaig mustiness, strong wine notes, currants,
    • Taste
      Strong onset, some coffee, sweet and sour berries, black pepper, and lots of smoke, nice tasty and harmonious
    • Finish
      Medium, with smoke, the sour currants and pepper, at the end then a little walnuts

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Peat and wine, that can bite. Rarely have there been such a harmonious, complementary interaction as here. Sure, he could possibly tolerate a few percent more and the complexity may not be too big, but it's just fun. And that's worth the 90 points for me.
    • Nose
      Tart fruit notes on the nose, redcurrants, wine, but also a good portion of peat, sweet, fruity, vinous, not over complex, but very harmonious. Nothing works, everything merges.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the 45% are exactly right. First tingling, a slightly ashy peat attack, then again sour tart fruit notes, the wine is present over time again and mixes with the peat, minimal cowshed, some country air. Herb, sweet, wine, peat, fits.
    • Finish
      first vinous, fruity, soft, then the smoke comes again clearly to wear. Round and harmonious.

  6. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig is one of my favorites, but here the character was almost completely destroyed by the 26 months in the Hermitage barrel.
    He has his lover, but in my opinion no recommendation for Ledaig's friends.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Less smoke than expected from a Ledaig. Short berries are added. What's left is ashes.
    • Taste
      72 72
      What a disappointment. Smoke less strong than expected from smell. Some cooked fruits that are only to be tasted briefly. A peculiar aftertaste dominates after a few seconds, yeast?
      Unfortunately, nothing changes at the second and third tasting of my impression.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Pretty long lasting. First, the yeast in the foreground, then remains a relatively pleasant smoke on the tongue

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    on the "fashion" Ledaig, a traffic jam with a singular finish.
    • Nose
      oily peat, iodine, smoked ham and its moldy skin, lemons, spices, a little wood too. return of fruit on the pickle.
    • Taste
      sweet peppery and sweet spices, wood chips, dried herbs a little cooked, ash after peat, fruit is very fresh, a little young with a return of toasted meat and glue.
    • Finish
      pronounced on the same aromas, lasts pleasantly.

  8. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose: typical Ledaig heavy peat smoke with ham and bacon, but also the coal gas and sulphur off notes. These unpleasant notes subside with some water and 10 minutes of breathing. Also loads of dark fruitiness with plums, dades, figs, raisins and cherry.

    Taste: initially again the thick heavy fruitiness, like a fruit preserve, also a fresh sourness. Much more to my liking than an average wood heavy sherry fruitiness. Then more spicyness, with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, dark chocolate and pepper.

    Finish: long with smoked bacon, sour dark fruits and woodspices.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice whisky! Smoke and fruit perfectly coordinated, the wine barrel not too dominant.
    • Nose
      Sweet red fruits, wrapped in a tasty and inviting smoky note. There are red currants, raspberries, sweet blackberries, strawberries. Good fruit-smoke vote. The wine barrel shimmers through well without being obtrusive. A touch of pepper, some grated seaweed leaves.
    • Taste
      Sweet-smoky, mild start. Creamy and velvety, at the same time finely smoky. A compote made from currants, strawberries and cherries. Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, fresh cookie dough. Seeming earthy. Espresso beans.
    • Finish
      Very nice whisky! Smoke and fruit perfectly coordinated, the wine barrel not too dominant.

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    remarkably interesting cask influence.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84


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