Ledaig 2005 ElD

Overall rating
89.21/100
votes
133
Whiskybase ID
WB148350
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900171
Number of bottles
618
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19-6450 319
Barcode
5060532807046
Added on
05 feb 2020 7:38 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 170.00

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 2005 ElD

34 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.21 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Thick, full-bodied, self-confident whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Favorite combination of warm smoke and velvety thick tones of prunes, tea rose, tea leaves and some spices, red apple peel, hot cake. Yes, and a bit of oak and bitterness from it.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Thick jelly made from charcoal-smoked plums and figs, spices and a subtle bitterness bordering on dryness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Tart, dry and sweet, with smoky notes, long lasting and delicate.

  2. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. yarikovsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. TuduriLCW scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      A very pronounced nose on peat, smoke, gunpowder, almost the grilled bacon typical of the distillery, the aging in oloroso casks brings its share of aromas of dried fruit, dark chocolate, roasted grain.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is the explosion and I ask myself a question "Will I succeed in taming this ardor, this power?" All the power of the distillate is fully expressed, it is marvelous and complex, sublimated by the notes of oily peat and the aromas brought by the barrel, it is very faithful to the nose.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The palate fights a battle with these powerful aromas which ends up leaving tamed and delivered all their finesse on a finish that never ends. A great success for this 14 year old Ledaig!

  5. Simon Stood scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Cool, dense, intense Ledaig. Very tasty 22-23-22.5-22.5

  6. marcusjang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Highly complex, intense, and tasty above all. It has almost everything that I look for in a smoky malt of a comparable age.

    I'm tempted to give it 91, but let's settle at 90 for now. Might adjust after a few more sessions with it.
    • Nose
      Barbecue pit, wasabi soy sauce, earthy peat, wet soil after rain, slightly rubbery
    • Taste
      Teriyaki sauce, charcoal barbecue, charred berries, tobacco, dark chocolate, fresh coffee grounds, oily texture
    • Finish
      Torched cocoa, tobacco, earthy peat, savoury, burnt ash, long

  7. Apikalov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F20 B20

  10. Ostap scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Ledaig in sherry is a win-win situation. Versatile, balanced, perfectly saturated. Bravo!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Smoke, ash / ash, foil-baked potatoes (not salted), peat, rugged farm notes, rubber sole of cheap sneakers, traditional meat with BBQ sauce, oak and honey, cranberries in powdered sugar, earth after rain, fried potatoes and Pickled cucumbers.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet, candied ash, juicy fruit, sweet berries.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, fruit, meat and BBQ sauce, ash, berry.

  11. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    20 19 19 19 77

    a barrel slightly washed with sherry, the acidity goes off scale, we have a shmurdyak talking about this, excuse my language ... I haven't drunk such a bad Ledaig for a long time ... horror (((

  12. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 22, finish 22, balance 21

  13. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig on sherry; in many occassions a great combination. And so is this one.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Bullseye! This is simply great. Immediately the dirty and earthy sherry notes rise from te glass. This is how I love Ledaig.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Really strong and complex. Water is required. Meaty bbq flavors. Spicy sherry notes. Rubber? Probably.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish. Flavors described in the taste continue in the finish. In the end strange enough a bit watery.

  14. Joint86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Classic Ledaig. The nose is especially good
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Not boring (89)
    • Nose
      Luxurious aroma of burnt sunflower seed husk, iodine, bandages, tablets, rubber warmer. Dried fruits and strawberries, grass (22.5)
    • Taste
      Ash, berries, rubber (22.5)
    • Finish
      Finish berry, salt, iodine, ash, rubber and tablet (22)

  16. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22 23 22 22

  19. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      sherry + fresh + peat & ash.. segments of taste perfectly, almost geometrically aligned.. that dunnage-earthy note that is soo satisfying to sniff at.. grapefruit!.. a wave of fresh, red fruits (cherries and all kinds of berries) create a lot of excitement for the taste experience to come..

      magnificently ashy in the end!
    • Taste
      90 90
      fruty, sweet and sour.. seamless continuation from the nose.. more austere notes follow with slightly bitter oak, that is quickly balanced by sweet licuorice and candied ginger.. the astringency of this dram reaches lemon-biting levels..
    • Finish
      87 87
      rather short, but sweet departure. no off notes.. keeping its excellent posture till the (brief) end.

  20. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Glencairn.
    This is a gorgeous Ledchig! Not typical - more like Ayla (Ardbeg).
    Perfectly balanced. It would be like drinking and drinking when it's cold outside ...
    The aroma is moderately peaty, not harsh, like a harnessed stallion - you feel the power and potential, but you completely control ...
    Very Ailovsky nose. 22
    The taste shows the "rubberiness" of Ledchiga ... Body, meaty, smoked 23
    The finish is very long, warm, sweet, smoked, charcoal, and a lot of black pepper 23
    B22
    90

  21. red71 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Yarema scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose - 21
    Taste - 21
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 21
    Rating - 85
    It's all very complicated ...
    Not until the end of the Ledaig style ...
    Not very clear sherry with a bitter taste and a good aftertaste.

  23. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Could be the best young Ledaig, or at least one of the best young Ledaig I've tried.

  24. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It seems all mid-2000's sherried Ledaig are of a high quality, but some of them have some extra depth that make them stand out. This is one of them, with that extra layer of soot, oil and dirt to underscore the rich treacle sherry and heavy iodine peat. Delicious stuff.

  26. Nagai5000 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent dirty peat profile combined with sherry, as usual the sherry and peat combination works like a charm

  29. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  30. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Aroma is deeply layered with sweet and earthy notes that scream what it is: sherried Ledaig; Palate is shockingly complex with flavors that run across the map from earthy to sweet to savory and salty; Finish is lovely and I want the smoked cocoa aspect to never end. I’m a big fan of this whisky.

  31. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  32. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  33. Ruisdael scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose 91, key 90, finish 91. Magnificence dram! Great.

  34. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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