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Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Benchmark - Limited Release
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel, Jurancon Wine Barrique
Casknumber
800063
Number of bottles
274
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Sep 2018 4:09 pm by SUSPIRIA.FOX
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 145.50

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2001 MM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    From Murray & McDavid, no bottling has disappointed me so far, and this one also hints at the accents that I value at the distillery. A pleasant, slightly smoky whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Tart and sweet notes of candied fruits combine and are accompanied by Tobermory / Ledaig's typically delicate smoke (light and noble leather, sweet tobacco). Spicy-floral aromas reminiscent of vermouth are also added. Reminds me of dried fruits and spices, which act as decoration for an Advent wreath. Very interesting. In addition, clearly vanilla.

      With water only very slightly different. Maybe a bit sour and sulphurous as well as less smoky.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pleasant oak and notes of sugary sweetness are complemented by a welcome pungency (white pepper).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Less oily and full-bodied than hoped, but beautiful barrel influence with strong oak and spicy sweetness.

  2. AnnEm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: I mean to hear a wine nose paired with a fantastic sulfur note (cheese) for me; greasy-peaty, full-bodied, but also delicate, leather.

    Mouth: wow, is the "lovely": Malaga ice cream with icing, very violent but beautiful; floral, chocolatey.

    Finish: sweetness, then becoming dry, nice spiciness, creamy-vanilla, lovely, gently floral, here too the smoke forms a supporting foundation that nicely balances and "grounds" this enormous sweetness of icing sugar.

  3. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A lot of butter elements. Light smoke torch of sweet fruit. A bit of vanilla.

    Taste: Quite a deep aroma. In the background, butter elements. With subsequent attempts, it becomes slightly peppery in taste. After all, for me this peppery is ok.

    Score: 88 | 100 Finish with a long sherry flavor and light oak elements.

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  5. SmokeyRuhr scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      First a bit pungent, but then cooling like ice cream in the sauna infusion. It follows leather and pleasant smoke, then flash sweet notes and tobacco.
      Very interesting aroma, but always a little bit pungent.
    • Taste
      He is not bitter at all, but always a little sweet and yet a little burned. This nice tingling on the tongue. But not like white pepper, more like a nice mild pepper. You can keep it in your mouth for a long time. Not so sweet that it would dilute too quickly. But overall not so varied.
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy, mild and medium with a nice finish. Sweet with coffee and tobacco.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Truely great stuff!!

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. zc19920502 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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