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Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB147032
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
07.11.2005
Bottled
18.11.2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry butt
Casknumber
900178
Number of bottles
607
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
892032300261
Added on
19 Jan 2020 9:10 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 132.16

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 14-year-old ElD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. ahembd scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Now have several bottles from this single cask and try to snatch them up from anywhere in Texas I may find them... The cask was extremely high quality and the distillate, peat, and cask influence have one of the more beautiful marriages that come to recent memory.

    Nose: fruity, floral/perfumed, and aromatic intensity from Tobermory distillate, then a smoky BBQ red fruit complex, some notes of honey and caramel at the end

    Taste: (recommend a healthy serving of water, which opens up the arrival immensely).

    A very measured sequence of salty sour, then a drying tannic savory/bitter punch, followed by a more mellow and subtle sweetness with a return of briney salt at the end.

    In terms of actual flavor notes- honeydew/cantelope melons, bamboo shoots, and sour/salty citrus in the arrival, immediately interrupted by an intense tannic smoked barbecue flavor, as if someone barbecued raspberries and plums and made a thick black crust or bark on a rack of ribs. Subtle notes of roasted red peppers make themselves known, then lead to notes of heavy spices and almost cola-like flavors in the latter part of the development when the sherry cask influence makes it full presence known, while blending perfectly with the islay peat, which here resembles a BBQ pit lit with a cedar plank or log.

    Finish- transitions to a subtle, smokey sweetness in a background of salt and brine. very long and lingering flavors of spent pipe tobacco, and salted cola-bottle confectionaries

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The sweet sherry works great with the Ledaig peat.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strawberry and bacon, musty, sweet and sour
    • Taste
      90 90
      Earthy peat, thick mouthfeel, sherry is sweet syrupy, meaty
    • Finish
      88 88
      Briney, sweet and light spices

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