Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.54/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB114103
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
05.09.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
1703423 L5 15:41 17248
Barcode
5029704217434
Added on
24 jun 2018 4:57 pm by LukasJakubDrabek
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.39

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.54 points.

  1. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This Ledaig from Tobermory Distillery is a really smoky and complex malt that could have come from the Isle of Islay. Ledaig means "safe harbour". The new bottling of Ledaig was bottled at a higher alcohol content by Burn Stewart. 12-year-old Bunnahabhain and 10-year-old Tobermory also experienced this upgrade.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very nice peat à la Mull!
    Farmy, earthy, lemony, rounded and still with some edges,
    this is a decent malt, albeit a tad monodimensional.

  3. Rory1901 scored this whisky 62 points Member Senior

    Ledaig you salty dog!

    I don't mean it in a good way. I had a hard time with this dram.

    The best of it is on the nose. A medium-light peat smoke and ocean spray are dominant and are supported by faint red wine notes and Orange Pekoe tea. There was also something that brought an image to mind of a shed of old farm machinery on my grandparents' farm. I couldn't put my finger on it until the third or fourth tasting - a not unpleasant creosote smell.

    The palate holds some pear, grape skin, black pepper, lemon with cloves, paracetemol tablets and enough salt to pay a Roman legion. The finish was not one to beckon me back: a dry tannic aftertaste like putting a cold wet teabag on your tongue. And lingering salt like a french kiss from Lot's wife.

    For me this was a real disappointment as I had high hopes and it is well rated. But to my tastes it's as salty as a swearing pirate and not one I would relish returning to.

  4. maypole scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  5. keba9591 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. marmeladow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very special island whisky with pleasant, if clear smoke (so nothing for smoke-haters). Remarkable and impressive complexity.
    Important: It takes time after uncorking to round off, with some water helping.
    Beat the Laphroaig Triplewood, tasted at the same time, clearly in terms of palatability, balance and "drinkability"
    • Nose
      88 88
      pleasant mixture of non-dominant smoke, fish flavors, sweetness / vanilla from the bourbon barrels.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oak fruits spices pepper ginger malt campfire sweet vanilla caramel herbs lemon maritime notes iodine seaweed herb coffee
      powerful in the start, ABV very well integrated and supportive, creamy mouthfeel, wonderfully bitter-sweet
    • Finish
      88 88
      Campfire maritime notes salt seaweed sweet herb oak ginger
      good medium length, complex, liquorice notes recognizable

  7. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. MH90 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. coldsun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Medicine, medical stripes, acetone, gum, peaty smoke, iodine, paint, creosote, ash, roasted malt. Light: dried fruits.

  10. LucasPnk did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      The first nose is brutal. It's maritime, lemony, peppery, mineral, smoked fish notes. It softens gradually on the same aromas. The palette widens with a plant hang, dried leaves, mint, essential oils.
    • Taste
      Drinks very well, but not of great complexity. A very spicy attack, a sparkling impression. But the intensity will only decrease on ashy notes, smokes and light vanilla hints. We lost the lemony aromas of the nose.
    • Finish
      Relatively short and slightly bitter.

  11. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    peat and citrus on the nose more spices strong enough, peppery
    on the palate, it is quite strong, alcoholic, fresh citrus on lime, peat, a little bacon, sweetness in return with stronger spices, a bit of pleasant maritime side.
    short to medium finish on the same scents.

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is pretty decent on this and if you like anything peaty you should like this but apart from the peat there is nothing else and to me it is a little boring once you have had a couple.
    There is nothing wrong with it just a little one dimensional but pretty flavoursome peat wise all the same and its pretty creamy with a decent finish,
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Aromatic smoke, citrus, somewhat musty, maritime

    taste
    Maritime, campfire smoke, sweet, spicy, pineapple

    finish
    Medium length, sweet and spicy

  14. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    odor
    Very little smoke, citrus, malt, some acids, currant cake

    taste
    Sweet, creamy, herbs, smoke, ginger

    finish
    long, sweet, ginger

  15. Mr_Pink scored this whisky 74 points Newbie

    • Nose
      79 79
      Lots and lots of peat and smoke, after your nose cuts through malt and citrus
    • Taste
      68 68
      Again lots of peat and smoke, for me too much taste of metal, old wood. Second taste more sweetness but still a lot of peat paired with some more spices
    • Finish
      75 75
      Long lasting taste, peat and smoke, spice and licorice

  16. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Peat smoke, behind it citrus, malt and fruit flavors.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Maritime peat and salt note. Slightly peppery.
    • Finish
      85 85
      long and peaty,

  17. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    16-11-2018
    • Nose
      74 74
      smoke, fruity
    • Taste
      72 72
      smoke, pepper, candy
    • Finish
      73 73
      smoke, fruity

  18. DanUOW1997 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A whisky that never bores you; it's an adventure always pointing out new nosing and tasting notes. In more detail:
    • Nose
      94 94
      With water: caramel, pure chocolate, lots of (white) pepper, spicy mustard, kippery, almond, wet stones, salt water / mineral notes, barley sugar, ginger, cave water, white chocolate, sweaty old leather shoes, rubber, floral notes, burnt matches and smoky barbecue sauce.
    • Taste
      90 90
      With water: burnt matches, cave water, lots of (white) pepper, kippery, mineral notes, pure chocolate, peat smoke, old sweaty leather shoes, vanilla (toffee), almond, liquorice, cherry, floral notes, wet stones.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium finish. Highly satisfying with the kippery and mineral (wet stones) notes still there. Backed by the medicinal, acetic, peppery and nutty flavors.

  19. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This is a wonderful peaty malt from a wonderful distillery. The quality is always constant and highly enjoyable.
    • Nose
      86 86
      This smells a bit fishy but not in a bad way, more a market full of fresh catch. Also the smells you get when walking on the sea rocks when the tide is out. Metal shavings, white pepper, green apples, gammon steak and old sweaty sock.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Quite astringent with that big punch of peat smoke on the first arrival. Lots of peppery spice with lemon tea, more green apples and spiced mackerel. Has a lovely earthy texture to it and at times toffee makes an appearance.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A medium to long finish with lots of spice, sea salt and citrus on the death.

  20. Macheye scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig 10 year old is an ideal starting place for discovering the wider range from this distillery – there’s plenty of independent bottlings out there – all different, all characterful. There’s less development and a shorter finish to this 10 year old compared to a lot of bottlings, however, the overall combination of aromas and flavours works well and are balanced. Sweetness is more pronounced here than in other younger Ledaigs (which can often be highly mineralistic and tart with citrus). As such, this is a relatively accessible and affordable expression to start your Ledaig journey. 

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/tobermory/ledaig-10-year-old/
    • Nose
      Immediate smoke – part sweet, part industrial workshop. A mixture of stone and tropical fruits (though not individually defined – more a fruit salad) with pronounced tart lemon juice. This is combined with an unmissable Ledaig style peat – rubber, natural gas and engine oil. In the background, there’s honey sweetness which again plays off the acrid smoke, as well as some underlying coastal minerality. The addition of water reduces the prevalence of the rubbery characteristic, adding more emphasis to steely aromas – brine, rock pools and wet slate.
    • Taste
      A soft and viscous arrival delivering juicy fruits to begin – overripe apples, apricots and sour grapefruit segments. Sweetness is driven be a combination of honey, golden syrup and a dusting of caster sugar. Just as it builds in the mouth, the explosion of pungent, quite dirty smoke arrives – rubber inner tubes, engine oils, and hints of petroleum. In the mid to back palate, the peat reveals its coastal nature – TCP, hints of iodine, granite and licks of salt. Water adds juiciness to the fruits, reducing the levels of perceptible smoke overall, but adding in slight touches of smoked ham and burnt pork ribs.
    • Finish
      Short to medium with a combination of burning logs and medicinal peat, supported by zesty lime and minerality.

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