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Overall rating
87.47/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB116576
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
07.02.2008
Bottled
24.08.2018
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead + Amarone Finish
Number of bottles
161
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Aug 2018 5:30 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.90

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2008 ANHA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.47 points

  1. breste scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Hammer nose! Hearty red fruits, currants around the campfire.
    In the beginning again fruit in the mouth, could be cherry. Then comes the warming smoke that stays on the palate for a long time.

    With water he loses something (especially from the nice warm finish). For me therefore definitely without water.

    What a great malt. I really like the combination of warm smoke and light fruit sweetness.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What a blast! Sweet and fruity, smoky and ashy, somehow young and yet tamed. Easy to drink and yet nothing for every day or quick enjoyment in between.

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Reddish syrup rests in the glass, peat smoke is noticeable from afar! A multitude of long and oily "legs" sticks to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter, the color scheme is really impressive! Sweet smoke, a slightly greasy and dirty aroma fills the glass, fruity strawberries and sweet raspberries exude their lovely aroma, the alcohol is extremely mild and perfectly integrated. Currants and blackberries, morello cherries with strawberries, a wonderfully sweet fruit mix dominates the nose. Every now and then there is warm smoke, followed by frosting and minimal fly ash. Glazed fruits invite you to take a first sip ...
    • Taste
      The first sip flows mildly and sweetly over the tongue, fly ash and dark smoke dissolve from the sweet fruit pulp, slowly dark and charred wood tones appear. To cut a long story short: The taste reflects the wonderfully sweet and smoky fruit note, garnished with a touch of fly ash and dying embers ...
    • Finish
      Mild, sweet, smoky, fruity with (how can it be otherwise) fly ash and charred wood. The aftertaste starts out voluminous and powerful, but then unfortunately fades out much too quickly ;-(

  3. Fabian scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a dram, the effect of the Amarone hits you!

  4. napets scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    From a blind tasting

    First impression:
    slightly reddish hue

    Conclusion:
    nice slightly fruity, peaty whisky
    • Nose
      Musty peaty with a scent of a wine barrel finish
    • Taste
      little alcohol, mildly sweet, apple, cherry, banana, strawberry
    • Finish
      some wood, slight heat, red currant

  5. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    -Blind tasting-
    The color indicated the involvement of a wine barrel in the aging process. But then I missed the menthol on my tongue, which I have in most cases when the whisky has slipped through a wine barrel. So the sherry barrel after all, but neither PX nor Oloroso, the color is too reddish for me. I find distillery very difficult because I assume that the barrel had a lot of influence here. With smoke involved, it could be one of the myriad Islay NAS's to float the market lately. However, the association "Islay" did not immediately come to mind when I heard smoke, so it could well be a peated whisky from the main island. Around 54%.
    • Nose
      87 87
      First about the color: reddish-brown, that could go in the direction of wine barrel (finish) or (ruby) port ...
      Well, if that isn't even a nice, greasy note of smoke that flows out of the glass here. In addition, a very pronounced berry sweetness. Hubba Bubba, herbs, Black Forest ham, juniper berries.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Starts with sherry flavors on the tongue. Creamy and strong, smoky. Raisins, fermented grapes, marzipan. Warmed compote made from raspberries, strawberries and red currants.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to medium length with fruity-sweet smoke, smoked bacon, marzipan and nougat.

  6. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    10 year old Ledaig with an amarone finish. Anam na h-Alba has brought out many beautiful Ledaigs with sweet wine and wine finishes in recent years, let's see how he does here. The base ratings suggest good things ...
    Musty smoke, typically Ledaig, with brutally fruity. Gooseberries, blackberries. Rusty iron bar. Amarone harmonizes perfectly with the smoke in the nose. Powerful in the beginning, now there is a wonderful sweetness added to the smoke, which is no longer so present. Strong and sweet spicy aromas, Christmas baking. The alcohol is present, but for me the whisky goes perfectly undiluted. Also round in the finish with a perfect balance between sweetness and smoke. Not incredibly complex malt, but wonderfully round, harmonious and damn tasty. 89 points

  7. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The Amarone finish goes well with the peat. The initial dominance of the red fruits weakens towards the finish. The long finish leaves some ashes behind
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Whiskyhuette scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    In the nose only red fruits, such as cherries and blackberries, then comes to aromatic smoke.
    On the palate sweet licorice, cherries and blackberries, spicy oak and salty medical smoke.
    Nice, long finish.

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