- Single Malt
- The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
- Bottling serie
- The Future of Whisky
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 58.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- Whisky Show 10th Anniversary
- United Kingdom
- Added on
- 01 Nov 2018 3:30 pm
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58 × member ratings
129 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 12-year-old TWEx
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points
- 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
- This Ledaig stands for one of the better modern day whiskies the industry has to offer presently.
Voluptuous notes of peat, yet not as intense as I expect from Ledaig. Subtle notes of barbecued bacon, burlap and salty sea air. However, it has a lovely sweetness as well. Cherry syrup comes to mind, maybe some milk chocolate. And finally some of that sauerkraut that always seems to signify Ledaig to me.
Lots of peat, quite a bit of tar and some soot as well. There’s a subtle sweetness, leading into a touch of menthol and some meaty, smoky barbecue notes, followed by demerara sugar. A good salinity adds a layer of complexity.
Cocoa powder and medicinal peat. Very long.