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Ledaig 2005 TWEx

Overall rating
89.18/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB151250
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900174
Number of bottles
622
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
10 Mar 2020 2:18 pm by thijs100
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.81

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 TWEx

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.18 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    You really can't go wrong with any cask from this parcel, and this release from The Whisky Exchange is no exception.
    • Nose
      Notes of dried seaweed, iodine, herbal peat and charcoal first appear, but there's also a hint of rosewater, bung cloth, aniseed and milk chocolate. Such a treat.
    • Taste
      Cigar smoke, ashes and earthy, but surprisingly juicy and well-rounded, more so than similar Ledaig I've tried. Soft forest fruits, touches of citrus and menthol, but also smoked paprika powder and leather.
    • Finish
      Peaty and more of the above. Long.

  2. whiskynews did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun.com (Angus):

    Colour: gold.

    Nose:
    soot and menthol cigarettes to begin. This very attractive leathery and camphor mix of peat and gentle sherry which works very well. You can also add some walnut skins, mineral oils, smoked mint tea and smouldering pinecones. Really impressive nose so far I have to say. In time there’s also some hints of shoe polish and game meats.

    With water:
    an added layer of treacle sweetness, then caraway, cinnamon buns and smoked olive oil.

    Mouth:
    wonderfully rich, complex smokiness. Leathery, gamey and full of ink, soy sauce, miso and camphor. Also this wonderfully tarry side along with black pepper, smoked black teas and rather a lot of hessian. Quite beautiful and there are even these wee moments where you could almost get glimmers of 70s Ardbeg.

    With water:
    gets fatter, brinier and there’s this lightness of touch from the mouthfeel that keeps everything very easy and pleasurable. Goes full circle back to ink, tar, mentholated notes and medical notes of TCP and iodine drops.

    Finish:
    long and bristling with leathery smoke, stout beers, liquorice, antiseptic, dried herbs and a kind of sweet and rooty peatiness.

    Comments:
    Terrific wee sherried Ledaig that feels modern in the very best of ways while also nodding slyly at the past. And the balance between sherry and peat is pitch perfect here. Recommended!

    SGP: 566 - 90 points.

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    NOSE
    Medicinal peat, damp grass and tar float out of the glass, followed by dried mango, chocolate limes and sherbet lemons. Hints of mint and menthol hide at the back, slowly building with time in the glass.

    PALATE
    Rich and smoky, with dark chocolate, cinder toffee and candied lemon balanced by charcoal smoke and earthy peat. Lime zest and peel float through the middle, with black liquorice and menthol following behind. Notes of singed fruit cake develop.

    FINISH
    Leathery smoke, lime and singed raisins slowly fade.

    COMMENT
    A classic sherry-cask Ledaig, fusing dark fruit and liquorice notes with rich charcoal smoke and leathery notes, as well as showing the whisky's underlying fruitiness.

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Peat, nuts, red fruits, tarmac, paint, but in such balance! Farmy, bit coastal,.bit chalky. Perhaps some figs and leather. On taste rough dirty smoke! Red fruits fighting against it. In the end the dirty smoke wins!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Simon Stood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An excellent specimen. Ledaig in sherry is very often wonderful and this is exactly the case. Rich and tasty. Average age of a malt, when the peat no longer sticks out, but gains the best from the barrel.
    Balance 23
    • Nose
      88 88
      A wonderful blend of smoked fruits with meaty notes. Not fatty pork with pear. Some soaked apples. Interesting. Evolves in time. 22
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very dense, fatty and smoked. Smoked ribs in barbecue sauce. Stew with prunes in wine (this is how my aunt cooks). Delicious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long enough, smoked leather, prunes, spices, peppercorns.

  6. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely fantastic cask selection! Superb bottling with an amazing nose and overall balance. Very impressive.⁣
    • Nose
      Very sooty. Brown sugar glazed smoked ham, cigarette smoke, leather, tobacco, menthol, iodine, slight tar, medicinal notes, dried seaweed, sea spray, toasted walnuts, mint, warm melted milk chocolate. Incredible nose.
    • Taste
      Thick mouthfeel, massive richness. Very sooty. Gourmet caramels, cigar smoke and ashy notes, slight tar, menthol, black licorice, lots of salty notes - seaweed/soy sauce, pepper, smoked sweet ham, dark chocolate and hints of citrus in the background.⁣
    • Finish
      Long. Lingering smoke, licorice, sootiness, leather, sweet peat, slight tar, and brine.

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. wataya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. n11 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good sherry peat and ash, yomoto, earthy

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