Ledaig 2005 ElD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
13 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
17 Oct 2019 11:28 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.91

18 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 ElD

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.61 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by producer;

    Cigars, coal tar, wet earth, raisins, burnt orange crème brûlée. There's something exotic here, too – frankincense and mahogany spice boxes.

    Powerful tobacco smoke, leather satchels, ribs with sticky dates and apricots on a charcoal grill. Black tea in a cauldron, North African spice mix, horse stables.

    Juicy fruit and spice flavours continue to emerge through the plumes of smoke. Clove and orange peel, and a little acidity.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blueberry, peat, barbecued ham, caramel, raisin and almond. With water: Gingerbread.
    • Taste
      Peat, blueberry, raisin and orange. A herbal touch when adding water.
    • Finish
      Peat, blueberry, caramel, orange and hazelnut.

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Collegiate scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really nice mesh of peat and sherry, which isn’t necessarily always a winning combination for me. This actually makes me think of Lagavulin 16, except ramped up to cask strength. Adding a few drops of water and ensuring some time in the glass brings it to its sweet spot.

  5. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig is one of the distilleries I definitely have on my radar for some months. Ledaig has not disappointed me so far. Also this one is in line with my positive experience.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lovely sherry sweetness, but also hints of tobacco, BBQ-ed meat and in the far back some ash.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Unbelievably powerful; this one screams for water. More than a few drops of water calms it down somewhat. What a beast! Sweet peat-smoke, tobacco and again meaty flavors. Dirty and earthy as most Ledaig expressions.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very long and nice. Flavors of the taste continue in the finish. In addition leathery flavors and in the end very dry.

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ticks all the boxes in terms of mid-2000's sherried Ledaig, while not necessarily delivering anything new. An effortless balance of heavy sherry and peat, all delivered at a very satisfying high ABV.

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22.5)
    Bright molt. (90)
    • Nose
      The aroma is wine, heavy, sticky ... dried fruits, nuts, varnish and smoked fish, bandages. Cirrus and burnt wood, salt, peat, mineral freshness of a mountain stream ... menthol ointment from bruises. Over time, farm and raw dough. (22 , 5)
    • Taste
      Spicy taste, ash, fruit, salt, iodine (22.5)
    • Finish
      Spicy, salty, burnt lacquered table finish, fresh cucumber and sour leather with tobacco, bicycle tire (22.5)

  10. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?