Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Ex-Bourbon, Sherry
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Sep 2018 7:12 pm by old-smokey

Average value

€ 50.44

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114 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 12-year-old GM

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not much too fault here. Balanced, enough complexity and definitely Ledaig.
    • Nose
      Hints of sauerkraut and ripe banana, with a whiff of seaweed, but also vibrant citrus fruits and vanilla. A touch of sweet cookie dough as well. Oh, and of course pretty smoky. Think charcoal and wood smoke. The balance is top notch.
    • Taste
      Salty with hints of olive brine, but also fudge and milk chocolate. Plenty of peat smoke, as well as a touch of tar and licorice. Hints of vanilla and banana, and a subtle spiciness (nutmeg and pepper). Nice creamy mouthfeel too.
    • Finish
      Lingering ashes and lime.

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Well balanced and round
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoky and peaty, a bit salty,apple sauce,lemon,smoked meat
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peat and smoke again very intense i would say,citrus,milk chocolate(Lacta like),salty like brine from olives?!-Nice approach thijs100-
    • Finish
      84 84
      Rich for the ABV,peaty,salty,citrus-well balanced

  3. MacFry scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Sweet, peaty, cold ash on the nose. Fruity touch of red apple peel and citrus, slightly salty fresh. There is also sweetness on the tongue, very salty appearance with clear smoke, smoked bacon. Long, sweet-peaty finish, apple peel again. Very round, pleasant single malt that makes you want the next dram.

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. hafssol scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Interesting bottling for a 12 yo Ledaig expression. Being the 10 yo one of my favourites, this one is not disappointing at all, even if a bit surprising.
    It adds some grassy and sweet flavours to the usual marine taste. Peppery and sweet at the same time, it feels smoothet and less powerful than the 10 yo, yet it reveals a vibrant oaky and strong finish.

  6. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  7. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Pyromann scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky. The smell was great. Unfortunately, it loses a bit of intensity and complexity. Still a nice drink. A comparison with 10yo would certainly be interesting.
    • Nose
      In smell more dense, at first glance smoky (but far from Ardbeg, or a lot of smoke from Islay). Untypical, soft and abraded salinity, it reminds me exactly of Ledaig 10, where this was also. After a long smell, there are traces of some strange heavier aroma - slightly rotten flesh. Pleasantly smoked plums in the background. Nice, distinctive, complex, dense.
    • Taste
      Pretty salty, slightly smoked. Creamy. There are citrus and some wood. In the end, it seemed to me that he was losing a little bit of intensity and seemingly diluted.
    • Finish
      Smoke - woody. Medium length.

  9. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite dilute and thin, unfortunately not a grotesque or a head plucking one. 84/85.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peat, citruses, seaweed, unripe banana, grass, herbals and mint.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Salted minerals, dry wood, vanilla, banana, ash, pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, dry, smoky, spicy.

  10. Ostap scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I had the opportunity to in-depth immersion in this release of my favorite distillery in the form of several approaches from the moment the bottle is uncorked until it washed off in the glasses of the last drops. At the beginning manifested an obsessive tartar sulfur in the scent, the taste looked empty. However, the second event of the whisky became better, sulfur disappeared, and in the future remained a pleasant, very pink bar option.
    • Nose
      Light, peat, fried greasy salty fish, notes of sulfur, salty, rubbing foam, bread toast, boiled egg, meat, with time appear citrus notes, lemon lollipops, husky lime, shed with cattle (wool and bacon), earthy, medical nuances, industrial gases, sprouted grains, apricot peppermint, apple jelly, honey and banana notes.
    • Taste
      Oily, ash, pepper, industrial, cigarette ash, cigar leaves, rubber, nuts.
    • Finish
      Pepper, peat, slightly sweetish, warming, again tobacco leaf, cashew nuts, apricot, banana, rubber, long enough.


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