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Ledaig 12-year-old TWEx

Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
84
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
The Future of Whisky
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
636
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L188773
Barcode
20000000049281
Bottled for
Whisky Show 10th Anniversary
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
01 Nov 2018 3:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91,08

25 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

149 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 12-year-old TWEx

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not sure what to think about this. It is good with enough Ledaig characteristics when you dilute it, but I still think it misses some depth. Probably the sherry might conceal some of those subtleties. Anyway, I know sherry butts are popular, but I think I still like my Ledaigs without so far. Still classic Ledaig though.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A balanced combo of fresh earth, roasted marshmallows, office coffee and mocha. The peat lays low, while the alcohol is takes the foreground. I think we might need some water to unravel the complexity of this dram. Indeed, water brings toffee, and the expected peat influences including ashes, coal dust and graphene. Also cola cubs, chestnut wood, chestnut paste, orange zest, and the usual Ledaig-y farm scents. Maybe also some coastal notes. A nice nose, but I have nosed better Ledaigs, so to say.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Wow, this shows its teeth with much more bonfires, ashes, wet stones and farmy notes. This needs water to calm it down. With water, still acrid, woody, ashy and some drops of lemon juice, again chestnut paste and chestnut wood, orange sweets, lime juice and earl grey. Much better complexity and in particular friendlier for my tongues! Some sea salt, beach sand, bonfires, mud, cola cubs, leather jackets (never licked them though) and more mud. I think I liked the diluted palate the most, clearly Ledaig.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is drying with more of the above.

  2. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity and citrus, sultanas, nuts, sherry, wood and leather.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Leather, sherry, nuts, chocolate, sultanas, wood and citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sherry, citrus, nuts, chocolate, raisins and wood.

  3. Nikilema scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Roger_Caroni scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Color: Mahogany

    Nose: So, with disorder, here is what you can find: cold ashtray, leather, matured meat, barbecue sauce, menthol, lemon, pepper, tobacco, dried fruit.
    For fans it must seem logical I guess. For guys like me who are not too used, it looks like nothing else.
    A nose really frightening for me, I find it super generous while being really animal. I am really in love.
    If you compare it to a ‘classic’ Ledaig, this one is much hotter, greedy and smoked.
    Amazing like Sherry’s cask will have evolved this spirit.

    Palate: Not far from the nose we can add a beautiful chocolate in the end of the mouth.
    The alcohol is really well integrated, it has an impression of sweetness and delicacy that contrasts well enough with this animal side that also found in the mouth.
    Some kind of toffee appears and give to the whole whisky some generous notes.
    The length is maddening on smoke and animal notes.

  7. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Sylvia scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is the bottle with the cool retro transfer/hologram label.

    N: What’s this,.. a Cognac or sherry influence? It’s very nutty and chocolatey with a toffee/biscuit/vegetal-herbal complexity. The smokiness is near maple-sweet smoked ham, Hornby engines and a hint of [chestnut] wood thrown in. Some of the cask makeup is PX - am I right?
    T: Oh, this takes me back to my first Laphroaig experiences [initially], delivering a more biscuity and herbal course thereafter. The cask influence appears deliberate yet tempered, allowing for a fair balance. Some bourbon cask action peeks through, but this consolidated recipe isn’t so quickly broken down.
    F: Lots to ponder on from that intense delivery, one that benefits from a little water, but not too much. A balanced, cask-contents-sweet herbal finish with wispy cacao.
    C: Cleverly concocted, modern [if not exactly futuristic], single malt that works a treat. Compliments to Billy

    Scores a B

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