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Overall rating
87.43/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB130317
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
17.10.2001
Bottled
01.2019
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
800134
Number of bottles
297
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5055030618331
Added on
26 Apr 2019 7:42 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 117.96

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2001 BA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Had this during a whisky festival, later in the evening, so take it with a grain of salt.

    A solid bourbon matured Ledaig, the way I like them. It was one of my favourites of the evening. Price seemed fair.

  2. aryehf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat, wet ground, earthy, vanilla, coastal, a bit nutty.
    • Taste
      Ashes, spent matches, ashtray, nutty, vanilla, lots of ground black pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, fades out slowly. Ashes, wood and black pepper.

  3. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Raw cask Ledaig!!! Thats always at least interesting to experience and this one doesnt let you down.

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A peat sledgehammer! This is a very nice heavily-peated dram, with plenty of aggression and rough edges to love. There’s barely just enough subtlety to keep things interesting, which was enhanced with water. I’d say it’s right at the upper end of my preferred level of ashiness and peat intensity. It certainly has lots of that really intense charred and ashy flavour. All in all, a tasty and compelling Ledaig, especially for anyone with a masochistic streak.

    Nose: Big and brash. Heavy coastal peat, ash, and iodine. Carolina-style barbeque sauce on smoked pork. Earthy, almost sweaty, like malt vinegar. A little bit of lime and dried oregano. Vanilla and dark chocolate buried underneath.

    Palate: Medium texture. Ginger, citrus pith, and hay up front, turning to burnt sugar and fish flakes. Hugely peaty on the development. Charred punky wood, heavy soot and ash, with oak, wood sugars, tobacco smoke, and very strong black coffee on the back end. Some peach tea shines through from under all the peat smoke.

    A dribble of water sweetens things up and makes the dram more fragrant. There’s more plush citrus, with some smoked chili and rosemary.

    Finish: Beeg. Peaty, of course. Iodine, ash, minerals, and charcoal. Some grass and green melon.

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Powerful pour, peat and oak combine for a spicey pour that vanilla sweetness helps try to tame
    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla, floral, peat, herbs
    • Taste
      89 89
      Vanilla, citrus, cinnamon swell, peat, creamy and ashy
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, spices linger and oak tannins join vanilla for a nice finish

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