Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Batch No. 04
Stated Age
18 years old
Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 Jan 2020 10:00 pm by Whiskylifestyle

Average value

€ 117.78

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91 × member ratings

302 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    Older peated whiskies are not necessarily better than their raw and spirit-driven counterparts - they are different. That said, there is a lot to discover in this 18-year-old Ledaig. On the nose, sooty and slightly sour peat smoke hovers over dry sherry notes, including red currants, leather and walnuts. Initially sweet and oily, the taste explodes with a punch of spices and peat, drifting towards rubber, grapefruit zest and burned coffee. Chili, licorice and lots of tannins dominate the long and pungent finish. An expressive character, but I do prefer its younger sibling.

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Ralfy review 834: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lyHRt38-wk (90/100).

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    I don't know what to make of it. It's interesting, but to be honest, it's not a pleasure for me in that sense. The nose rather scares me off. Mouth and finish then reconcile a little in the end. I call it whisky full of character, a character that I don't really like.
    • Nose
      The nose is bursting with sulfur, burnt rubber, somehow salmiaklacrit and rotten smoked fish in between. Musty is pretty good, there is a hint of rot in the air, over time the nose becomes a little clearer, more citrus, more peat, but the profile is still very special and you really have to like it.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is surprisingly normal at first. Pepper and a lot of tart oak notes, a subtle sweetness and rather burnt peat notes in the background.
    • Finish
      The finish shows salmiak again, but at least one is spared the mold. Tart-sweet notes from the sherry barrel, a lot of peat, slightly tart, tart finish.

  4. M_FF scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Another item that jumps in as "buy me". Something wonderful, tasty and fully polished. The whisky is delicate and pleasantly lingers with its flavors in the throat. mi Lagavulin therefore immediately becomes a must for me!
    • Nose
      88 88
      smoked meat, gum, salt, fire, apricots, smoked plums
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, honey, slightly salty, apricots, raisins, ash from the fire,
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, pleasant, smoked fish, smoky, ash again, pepper, licorice, charcoal, sweet, tea and cherry tips.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow, what a scent - sherry, burnt rubber, burning hearth, elegant cowshed) The taste is slightly bitter, sharp, strong and a little sweet. The finish is long with bitterness and well warming. 22.5-22-22.5-22

  7. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  8. elipszis scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is brilliant.
    Peat and sherry are in very good harmony.
    • Nose
      95 95
      milk rice
      bag of raisins with cottage cheese
      burnt rubber
      old furniture
    • Taste
      93 93
      more rounded flavors than 10-year-olds
      but the house style feels great
      burnt wood
      black pepper
      bitter smoke
      nettle tea
    • Finish
      93 93
      sweet and ripe tropical fruit (banana)
      intensive (house style)
      long finish
      burnt rubber

  9. riegerjonas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2021-04-13: I liked the predecessor WID: 93480 better
    • Nose
      87 87
      fine rubber notes with smoke, typical cowshed (wet hay, ...), fine vanilla, brittle, caramel
    • Taste
      86 86
      Citrus, light smoke, sherry influence barely noticeable, profile is reminiscent of Talisker 18, harmonious, a bit thin
    • Finish
      86 86
      rather short

  10. 11insomnium scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A little more complex and fruity with water. Great aroma with a dirty smoky note that clearly sets it apart from Islay.
    • Nose
      Aromatic rubber and mineral, very special smoky note, fruity-flowery sweetness with dark dried fruits, some chocolate, oak. Slightly musty after game reserve over time
    • Taste
      Smoky, strong, spicy and tart, sweet-fruity and aromatic, oak
    • Finish
      Full, spicy and smoky with a tart leather note and a little dryness


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