Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Stated Age
17 years old
Moscatel Cask Finish
Number of bottles
53.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 05 03 19 1 12:22 BB
Added on
19 Mar 2019 11:11 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140.40

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41 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2002 VM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.95 points

  1. Comet67 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sweet wine notes with the addition of light peat.
    Taste: a pleasant combination of a trophy with the addition of a slightly dry sweet wine. The whole thing is very pleasant to taste. The aroma is quite strong. It was very good! It has a very good balance between the elements of wine and peat
    Rating 88 | 100 A fairly long finish with a peaty profile with wine elements. This ledaig was really good.

  4. stnlskz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    This Ledaig is part of The Cooper's Choice collection. It had a finish in Moscatel barrels, which is a sweet white wine similar to our French Muscat. Moscatel is found in Portugal or southern Spain. I therefore end the exploration of these samples with an original aging.

    The color of this whisky is also original. The golden dress is quite appropriate, but it shows off rather whimsical orange highlights. I remind you that it is bottled at 53.3% alcohol.

    A first nose on notes of earth and straw opens this tasting. The nose has a nice little farmy side. Then I smell nuts and wood. Of the Ledaig I have tasted so far, it has the deepest, most complex nose.

    On the palate, what a surprise! A deluge of fruits of all kinds: pineapple, pear, orange, exotic fruits, coconut ... The lack of linearity is disconcerting. I finally find some notes of wood and maple syrup. And then, what sap.

    The finish is astringent. I stay on the fruit, with coconut, lemon and apple. It is quite long.

    Russian mountains ! A typical farmer nose of Ledaig which leads to a mouth as fruity as some Speyside malts ... This finish is, in my opinion, a real success as it has shaped this beautiful juice with finesse.

  5. Mordeth scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Definitely something else!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet peat with ground coffee and dark chocolate, some oak and hints of tobacco. After some more time in the glass, some citrus and sweet fruits.
    • Taste
      92 92
      A delightful explosion of fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, and peat mixing perfectly without dominating. Develops over time in your mouth with its smooth oily texture.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Sweet and fresh coffee and chocolate immediately, which gives way to lighter notes of oak and after a while some dry white wine which lingers quite long with subtle hints of chocolate.

  6. Joint86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An interesting, balanced whisky, which combines the style of Ledaig and barrel spirits
    • Nose
      87 87
      The first nose is wine acidity and branded rubber. Standing, complemented by flowers and dried fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, dense. Sweet rubber
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, malleable: smoke and oak

  7. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Poured for me in a blind tasting, I know Tobermory when I smell it... wow that cask though is something else. Sweet balances out the peat in this making for somethign that's a little off the beaten path. I'm basing this on price, at $170 CDN for a bottle this is a great dram to start a peated evening with or finish out a long day.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Let's have a few minutes to tale about white choclate and strawberries. If you had a freeze dried strawberry white cocolate bar and dipped taht in some mud...then somehow set it into some ashes, this is your ticket to success. The nose is sweet, peat, smoke and strawberry wine. Really a cracker at the price it came in at... not something you need to have everyday, but wow is that a finish.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke forward, loads of rich Ledaig mud; some serious peat hanging in here. Loads of sweets backing it up; fruit jammed into coal fires... coal oal. Kersoenea nd ground herbs. Fresh mud and sharp oak, mud pies and water simply makes this expand. Loads of sweet and and peat, more and more it turns to ashy sweet peat.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Really wild, loads of oak and chocolate. Spice city and malty smoked porridge. Almost some hints of Szechuan peppercorn and a twist of charcoal barbecued lemons.

  8. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Wow, massive. Most intense Ledaig I’ve had, I think. It’s not my favourite style of Ledaig, and lacks balance in my opinion. The first cask must have been pretty inactive, I can see why they went this route, but for a wine maturation Ledaig I preferred the 2005 Hermitage by G&M.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very peated, even for a Ledaig. Earthy peat, vegetal peat, wet dog, a bit on the winey side. but it’s very naked for 17 years I can see why they got impatient.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily sweet and viscous, Chardonnay, ashy, capers, very briney, green olives, oysters with lemon granita.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Enormous, very long, billowing smoke, burning plastic, wet wool, acidic.


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