Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Sliabh Liag Distillers (SLD)
Bottling serie
Irish Whiskey
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
new Label without "Blended"
Added on
13 nov 2019 6:39 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 36.19

2 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Silkie The Legendary SLD

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 76.20 points.

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    A coarse blend of the very entry-level. Cocktail option.
    • Nose
      Typical enough for an entry-level blend, with hints of gray bread, paper, and grain alcohol (vodka). Somewhere far in the depths there is a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Burnt sugar, citrus notes and a little oily smoked meats.
    • Finish
      Short, rather sharp, slightly smoked, with a distinct taste of grain alcohol.

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  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur


    Sliabh Liag Distillers (pronounced 'sleeve league') has put its first own barrel to sleep in 2019, so in the foreseeable future we will be able to taste their own single malt whiskey. Until then, they release a series called Silkie, which is a blend of both double and triple distilled malts (including peated) and grain. We'll start with the Legendary. Sounds rather bombastic for an entry level blend, doesn't it? But that's because the whiskey is named after the Silkies from the Scottish, Irish and Faroese legends. According to that myth, they are seals in the water, but they can take on an irresistible human form on land. This completely aside!

    The nose is very young and fresh on cake, lemon pie, cottage cheese and soft garden herbs. Some more vanilla and digestive cookies, as well as a freshly cut Granny Smith. At the same time, it comes across as very young. Blindly, I would have called this an eau-de-vie of apples and lemons.

    The taste is okay, without going big. Caramel, grain cookies, chocolate filled with banana. Gets dry very quickly and then shows a soft touch of smoke. Licorice and some candied orange. Again on the young side, but it doesn't disappoint, though. Flawless whiskey.

    The finish is short and leaves the mouth semi-dry.

    This Silkie is available for about 30 to 40 EUR. It will not rock your boat, but is a very pleasant and accessible sipper. Thanks to Gaetan for the sample.

  4. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      orange bitters, orange zest, grassy, light cereal, gin
    • Taste
      86 86
      fruity, orchard fruit, lightly zesty, ginger, faint juniper berries
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy yet very mellow

  5. AmmitMitchum scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Very weird combination of non-peat and peat. I do not like the tail very much. It's young, quite smooth for a blend with a long finish, but it has a long way to go. May be interesting in cocktails though.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Like its brother with the addition of 'Dark' in the name, the Legendary turns out to be a surprisingly good and balanced blend. All components (double distilled and triple distilled peated malts as well as grain) are well coordinated, none of them stands out cheekily. Here and there, however, a little youthfulness comes through.
    Compared to Dark it is significantly less smoky - and then you notice that smoke can make up for and conceal a lot.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sponge cake, freshly sliced apple, a pine grove by the sea. Ginger cookies, honey, vanilla, mild herbs. Slightly tart and fruity at the same time. Varied.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Mild start with lots of caramel, chocolate and cocoa. Dry and with a very light smoky note. So light, it can hardly be made out and easily mistaken for dry wood. Red apple, orange biscuits, a hint of liquorice. Marzipan. Over time, the dryness increases - and the smoke note is no longer so restrained. Pine resin, dry forest soil, malt.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dry and crisp, short finish. Mild smoke, apple wedges, milk chocolate, caramel candy. A little malt, a little sap.

  7. dramidaris scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      60 60

  8. Derufus scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      64 64

  9. Odinson scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      62 62

  10. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    new version = Alcohol Percentage: 46%

    new Label without "Blended"


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