Ledaig 13-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Amontillado Cask Finish
Stated Age
13 years old
Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P040675.L5 17128
Added on
11 Dec 2017 9:12 am by NRS
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 109.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 13-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.51 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good for water Delicious!
    • Nose
      Smoke, toffee, sea breeze, forest honey, sweet sherry
    • Taste
      Candied ginger, maritime, salty, smoky, creamy, caramel sauce, berry jam, nutty
    • Finish
      Warming, roasted nuts, smoke and caramel sauce, with some ginger, getting slightly dry

  2. theograph scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An absolute cracker! Saugeil!
    • Nose
      Baconous sweet smoke, picksüß! BBQ, pinch of salt, red fruits, sherry, marzipan, cinnamon, baked apple;
    • Taste
      Oily, BBQ, smoke, honey, BBQ honey dip, ripe oranges, marzipan, super sweet, smoky, dry;
    • Finish
      Smoke, dry, extremely sweet note, eternally long;

  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Had this 1oz sample last night, and I’m surprised to learn its 59%. Wow, drinks great for that abv, I would have guessed 50%.

    Really nice harmony between spirit and cask here. Lots of Ledaig funky, woolen, barnyard, minerality, with also a nice sweetness from the cask. Not too sweet, but a nice desert wine element. Apricots, pear, peach, golden raisins, pineapple. Really good.


  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Absolutely nothing about this whisky is modest.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Neat the alc is a little agressive on the nose.
      Sweet and a tiny bit sour dark fruit.
      Peaty, heavy smoked ham, mineral.
      Some citrus, maybe grapefruit.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Heavy, creamy and oily. Almost breath taking.
      Peaty and very salty.
      Some sweet notes midway, caramel and jelly.
      Earthy wood notes, or maybe it's spicy soil?
    • Finish
      89 89
      This is a long finish... and a bold one as well.
      Drying and slightly bitter at the very end.

  5. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Amontillado is an Andalusian Sherry, produced in the Montilla region since the 18th century. Without going into detail that I do not control, the Amontillado is produced on a Fino base that will mutate 'abnormally' whose contact with the air is very limited to avoid rapid oxidation. It can also become Amontillado thanks to an additional fortification of alcohol, going from about 13% to 17% and finishing its maturation in old oak barrels. It is thus classified halfway between a Fino and an Olorosso, developing notes of wood, dried fruit and tobacco. The combination of these barrels and the peated whisky produced by the Tobermory distillery works particularly well. This is my taste anyway, as for the port casks in general. www.passionduwhisky.com
    • Nose
      Nose: fat and voluptuous peat as Ledaig can do. Leave him a few minutes to calm his ardor and you will receive tobacco, candied oranges, a minty presence, or pine. Milky caramel. The aeration will introduce the following, namely salt.
    • Taste
      Palate: This peat brings with it a massive dose of salt, it's impressive this instant domination. Overall it's Ledaig in all its splendor, with horses under the hood. Then we will touch something more fat, fruity, always with orange marmalade, a set of small black fruits. It's still very powerful.
    • Finish
      Final: The salt will persist, the peat will be more medicinal, with also elder syrup, berries and other small black fruits. Tobacco smoke. Camphor.

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very juicy and pushy, it is very young, but attractive with its spontaneity and fervor, if you are not afraid of light, but ubiquitous rubber motifs.
    • Nose
      An open, humid, smoke-peaty notes in the frame of raisins and wilted grapes, a leather jacket smelling of fire, smoked salmon, a cordite cord, new tires.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, charcoal, peat, sweet raisin-confectionery notes, berry jam, young bark, rubber, burnt biscuits, plastic.
    • Finish
      Spicy, smoky-peat, warming, berry jam on burnt toast, ginger, lemon candied fruits, nuts, a little rubber.

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Whiskyzoom scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Delicious. Just delicious. Obviously you should not be a smoker, but otherwise a wonderfully pleasant dram for the romantic campfire evening has been achieved.
    • Nose
      Immediately poured and left to rest immediately show plums wrapped in bacon directly from the neat smoky charcoal grill combined with a light lemons. Ten minutes in the glass, as usual with cask strength, add more odors, this time salt, caramel and sulfur, which all but tend to stay in the background and have to be sniffed hard.
    • Taste
      Speckiger, round oak smoke, honey, salt and hazelnuts bring directly a veritable explosion of taste in the oral cavity, which is very easy to drink despite everything. On the way then fat oak, sweet blackberry jam and green, semi-ripe apples noticeable. With water, it is even smoother.
    • Finish
      The prunes wrapped in bacon from the nose come with a good portion of oak smoke and stick to the palate for a long time. The still slightly sour apples and hazelnuts are also there and provide despite the plum sweetness for a pleasant dryness in the mouth.

  9. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's Ledaig and it's great! Traditional set of unique features of the distillery with elegant wine cut. Perfect balance, all the same and consistent at all stages. Bravo!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Malt, milk, slightly peaty, juicy green grass, silage pit, seal in a wafer cup, farm notes, minced meat, mineral (chalk), citrus, hospital theme (pills), dried banana, easy, however obvious, heresy, salty sea profile, iodine, BBQ sauce, salty bacon, new tires, oily smoked fish, honey notes, white and yellow fruits (apples, yellow cherries), fresh cucumbers. All this against the background of branded sweet rubber.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Peat, coal, rubber, chub, sweet BBQ sauce, pumpkin tartness, ash, juicy sweet (not dessert sweetness, buttery, with meat).
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, peaty, charcoal, dry, oily, again meat and BBQ, smoked, again sweet gum, and again viscous tart pumpkin, warms and long smolders on the palate.

  10. Whiskychap scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Fun with something different than Oloroso and PX. I found it to be a little bit more dry and with more nuts
    • Nose
      Red fruits and soft smoke, sweetness and floral fruits, nuts and strawberry and i little hint of lemon.
    • Taste
      Smoke and pepper, then some bitter orange, Sherry dryness with a nuttyness
    • Finish
      Sweet and dry with some ash.



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