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Overall rating
81.50/100
votes
94
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
22.10.2005
Bottled
22.09.2017
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900162
Number of bottles
646
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Dec 2017 7:32 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 173.57

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 ElD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.50 points

  1. Mondrian scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    Sulfur, sulfur and more sulfur. Clad the whole mouth, really disgusting. Add acid, sauerkraut, grapefruit, vinegar. Almost more disgusting than the Bruichladdich Islay Trail. Because this one still has the stuffy note of a NATO shop, damp basement galore. I had only once, so probably the barrel mold has started. There are such great sails from the sherry barrel, but this one is not bottled.

  2. AlexPt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Highly marked by the sherry cask whether in color or taste, it is very good and an interesting variant to the neighboring barrels bottled by Signatory which are more peaty and less Sherry. I do not know what people drunk talking about suffering, I did not even when the bottle was opened.

  3. WuDramSeb scored this whisky 61 points Expert Junior

    Absolute sulfur bomb. Sherry? Hardly a trace. Like finding a piece of wood on the crater of a volcano and distracting it after 4 days without a sip of water. If you would like to bring your acid base household into an imbalance, you are welcome to do so. Do with this bottling.

    I advise against the purchase.

  4. Nimrod77 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    Not my cup of tea. Normaly i do like the combination of peated Whisky and Sherry cask maturation....but this one is a bit too dry, too sulphurous and with a sharp alcoholic note. Maybe someone else loves this....i do not :-(

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1732
    • Nose
      Wooded "dry". Biscuit little sweet. Sherry very marked. Aromatic peat quite discreet for the age, with a note of incense.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, we find the muscular side that we appreciate in Ledaig, with a lot of relief.
    • Finish
      Finish very spicy, with pepper in particular. Tannic and persistent.

  6. rhnc scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    I love Sherry I love Peat and i love Ledaig. So it was a hope to get something quite special. 

    But ! was rather disappointed with this one. Better go to your local dealer and buy Red Label. I this case you know what you buy!

  7. MaxEllen scored this whisky 60 points Newbie

    Very happy somebody catched my reserved bottles. Wouldn't buy it again. Not my taste although I love Ledaig. Remembers me too much to a Caroni Rum.

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really a funky BOMB! Compared with Signatory's 2004 and 2005 casks, this is a very dark beauty. But in reality it is not sooo dark as on the photo above.

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