Overall rating
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
Added on
01 Nov 2018 3:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189,90

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176 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 12-year-old TWEx

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.99 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A traditionally beautiful Ledaig profile, unique. Industrial, urban whisky. There is thick, concentrated, brutal, intense pleasure. Bravo!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Raw earth, rubber, burning cotton wool, fuel oil, burnished plastic, oily, watercolor paints, pertussin, baked apple, ash, lemon, earthy peat, buckwheat honey, buckwheat porridge, iodine, algae, vanilla, sherry notes, toffee, toffee.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Smoke, ash, dried melon, peat, BBQ, citrus, knit.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Smoke, ash, dried melon, smoked peat, BBQ, rubber, warming, long lasting.

  2. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    22-23-23-22, smoky-sweet) The nose is a bit ascetic, but refined, the taste immediately covers the receptors and the long aftertaste. Well I still have a whole bottle)

  3. Palindrome scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is perhaps the best Ledaig I've enjoyed in a long while. Everything is in harmony. It's up there in my top three favorite Ledaigs under 18 years old of all time.

  4. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: A lot of sweet notes, some smoke. Nice in smell
    Taste: Rich in taste. From the first sip you can feel the sea elements with the addition of light smoke. Everything is very pleasantly folded. Fairly strong aroma.
    Rating: 88 100 Finish quite long with a peat aroma and a bit of sweetness. Very pleasant whisky.

  5. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Clever use of a logo that's commonly found in children's story books. Walk around the bottle and you'll find a shifted image.

    Next year (2019) logos are lighten up by UV light.

    I'd like to see a photoluminescence logo the year after. Probably a holographic after that.

    About the whisky, a sweet and spicy profile that's not easy. Requires a good amount of time to open up. Harsh, herbal and filthy on the start. Time will add to it's blooming process.

    Medium balanced profile, heavy at the start and gradually lighten but still long towards finishing but doesn't dissipate.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Rom scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The nose is subtle, we discern nuts, nuts, a fine smoky peat, humus, a hint of prune, it is revealed slowly and nuances. With time and water appears blood orange.
    The palate is intense, dominated by peat and a powerful marine side, seaweed, iodine. There is also something fresh in the middle of the mouth, like a touch of eucalyptus ... Beautiful texture.
    Very long finish that balances the dram with a return to a greener and more fruity peat.
    Fine and complex whisky with a superb integration.

  7. Kaysersdråber scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Karstman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. SoleWhiskyPole scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    This is a rollercoaster! Very smoky (dirty smoke, typical from Ledaig) on the nose with citrus, crispy notes. Some milk chocolate as well (maybe some green woods?). On the palate it evolves every 15 seconds! At the beginning smoke is predominant, but more balanced and settled. Then the sweet nuttiness kicks in, with sultanas, dates, pecan nuts and candied orange zest covered in dark chocolate. And then it changes again, now it's a fruit market! Lemons and limes become sweeter with papaya, mango and pineapple. The finish is incredibly long, with a mouth watering feeling. Burned wood, coal, sweet fresh fruit and zesty notes combined together. A real cracker.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dirty, smoky, not very complex and slightly sweet.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow! Just wow! One of the most exiting drams I've had in a long time.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very long, mouth watering. With a perfect combination between sweet and smoke.


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