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Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
85.26/100
votes
278
Whiskybase ID
WB151469
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
06.12.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label Design
Bottle code
2060909 L5 10:32 19340
Barcode
5029704217434
Added on
12 mar 2020 9:55 pm by GMCBittenfeld
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.81

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278 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.26 points

  1. Danlow scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With this delicious and inexpensive substance - taking into account the PLV - I actually get 89 points and thus an absolute buy recommendation. I'll buy this bottle again! It exactly matches my taste profile.
    Tasted at the same time with an Ardbeg 10.
    The Ledaig is fruity and fresh. The main notes for me are a lightly sugared grapefruit and a smoked and scorched lemon. Behind it are sweet green grapes. The earthy smoke is very reminiscent of a farm (cowshed). It is not as smoky and spicy as an Ardbeg 10, but it has a great fruit sweetness that our Ardbeg cannot deliver. In the finish, the Ledaig is not as persistent as the Ardbeg, but rather short. In the finish you get a very delicate wood impression over a slight bitterness.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. olegborgol scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21-21-21.5-21.5 take and drink until it's hot

  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    One of the best regulars in terms of price / quality ratio. At the same time, it is a rare case when a new release goes better than an old one. 21/22/22/21

  4. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Unexpectedly soft, light in aroma. Very good base ten. 100% bar option.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Industrially fruit mix, soft (even tender) peat, rye bread, varnish, citrus, hint of fuel oil, apricot jam, chestnuts, shortbread cookies, raw vegetables (only from the cellar), a note of sauerkraut, sweet ash, vanilla and toffees, raisins, smoke.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smoky, fruity, with meat, milk toffee.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoky, ashy, fruity, long, crunchy, citrus peel (orange and lemon), milk toffee.

  5. just 2thetop scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The colour of this 10 has changed from straw yellow colour in 2017 to sun-lounged orange in 2021.
    Similarly, the new Tobermory entry level 12 (changed from the old 10) is similarly afflicted.
    It is a shame that Tobermory management has seen this as a necessary move to get enough mainstream attention perhaps.
    Maybe they're using some sherry casks as well
    Still, a solid core entry level whisky

  6. Spoerkel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In general, it is tasty, I liked it, it has a slightly prickly taste, but this is not a problem, such a malt is masculine. The bottle played differently at different times, and this is the coolness of the whole bottle, not the casting. At first it was a typical chimney, then notes of moss, rotten wood appeared, now it is smoke heads. Very good malt, as for further development, aging/after aging/barrel strength, it is interesting to try its further development.

  8. bankimate scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. hzs275 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. Francishomola scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    09/03/22 86,86,86
    • Nose
      86 86
      bright, fruity, sweet, peat, vegetal
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very good for a regular, even my wife came
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. elipszis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      pale burn
      salty smoky
      tempera
      woody aromas
      herbs
      mint chocolate
      roasted chestnuts
      fennel
      pineapple with whipped cream (empty glass)
    • Taste
      87 87
      sea ​​salt
      burnt tire
      liqueur
      smoke
      black pepper + roasted chestnuts (kilchoman style)
      lemon + ash (laphroaig style)
      tea (herbs)
      medicinal bitterness
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium finish
      wood tar
      liqueur
      clay
      intensive

  16. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Coastal/medicinal peat, yellow fruits, hay, bit short, not bad at all

  17. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/11/26/scottish-drive-by-2021-part-5-6-mulling-in-mull/

    C: Slightly dryer, less oily than the non-peated 12yo, Tobermory’s Ledaig 10yo proves utterly consistent & competent if somewhat unmoving/uneventful,…. Caol Ila 12yo-like in that respect [which isn’t what it used to be: WLP81, though that was in 2018. Whilst the 12yo Tobermory provides more of a colourful event, the Ledaig is more the polished article if slightly ‘technical’ [empty], for want of better words. The 18yo is, from memory, excellent [WLP88]. Overall, most agreeable.

  18. 11insomnium scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It doesn't reach the dirty notes of 18, but it still has a nice, aromatic smokiness. With more time in the glass, nice bourbon notes come through. More volume than Port Charlotte 10.
    • Nose
      Beautiful, aromatic candle smoke with fine sweetness and a little citrus and bourbon aromas
    • Taste
      Medicinally smoky, full and soft, slightly sweet, somewhat salty association
    • Finish
      Aromatic smoke, little sweetness

  19. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 896: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64r4UekGFuM (90/100).

    "I just enjoy the honesty, transparency and simplicity of this profile. And I'm giving a high mark because it's just a little gem of a single malt."

  20. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Quite peaty on the nose, rather fruity and sweet on the palate - quite drinkable
    • Nose
      85 85
      Vanilla, peaty, smoky, iodine, seabreeze, kippery, pineapple juice, fruit tea, tobacco
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, sirupy, good sweetness, honey, yellow fruits, little spices, pepper, pineapple, ginger, peat and smoke, little seaweed, little medicinal
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, fruity, sweet

  21. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. mvsanten scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Peaty, smoked, spiced.
    Smells like a campfire.

  24. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Earthy peat, grass, flowers, paint varnish, caramel, pineapple, raisins, honey, barley sugar, cheese. Barbeque smoke. Slightly medicinal, which goes away with water. Hint of citrus. Delicious.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. chrisyeo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Distell Tasting organized by WhiskyBull 21 Aug 2021

    Nose - mild smoke , more to earthy peaty
    Taste - peat first , very quickly followed by honey sweetness
    Finish - peaty finish lingering earthy peat
    • Nose
      mild smoke , more to earthy peaty
    • Taste
      peat first , very quickly followed by honey sweetness
    • Finish
      peaty finish lingering earthy peat

  26. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A little monotonous nose with typical smoke and maritime influences. Similar on the palate, the pleasant softness is particularly noticeable despite 46%.
    • Nose
      Smoky, maritime, iodine, salt, vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoke, burning wood, a little salt, honey, very well integrated alcohol,
    • Finish
      Quite a long finish with ash, malt, smoke, slight bitterness and salt, alcohol excellently integrated.

  27. riegerjonas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2021-05-31
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoky gummy bears, liquorice, peach rings, slightly sour, sweet, a little dirty, vanilla, round, bread-like
    • Taste
      87 87
      intense malty smoke, orange
    • Finish
      86 86
      rather not that long, but pleasant

  28. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  29. leeho scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  30. tester1277 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Huiuiui is the spicy one!
    • Nose
      Stings in the nose, peat smoke, malty
    • Taste
      very hot, pepper, slightly earthy, smoke
    • Finish
      dry, peppery

  31. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  32. Fjalle scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  33. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blenders glass
    Excellent modern regular season.
    One of the best. Drinking and having fun, drinking and smoking a pipe ... This is ideal.
    Balance 21
    Total: 86
    • Nose
      Nose: thin, fresh, citrus, mild, charcoal, steak on an open fire 21
    • Taste
      Taste: slightly sweet, charcoal, campfire smoke 22
    • Finish
      Taste: slightly sweet, charcoal, smoke 22

  34. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  35. Casketje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is beautiful and incredible quality for a 10 year old OB - I would place it on the same pedestal as the Springbank 10 and the Clynelish 14 as leading examples of readily available, affordable yet complex "standard" whiskies. The 46.3% definitely helps here.

    I am generally not a peat head (I don't like the medicinal ones) but I really love the sweet, farmy, barbeque-y style of smoke that Ledaig offers. It's absolutely to die for in combination with an active sherry cask, but even the bourbon casks here make it very "quaffable" as the snobs say.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. Bartjewhisky scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    was my house whisky for a while
    • Nose
      75 75
      little peat, sweet
    • Taste
      88 88
      slightly sweet, slightly tart, slightly smoky
    • Finish
      83 83
      slightly smelled, somewhat spicy

  38. mr whisky scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Nice whisky. Smoke does not dominate. Spicy finish. Very tasty.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  39. juliendv scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    soft smoky with a sweet taste. delicious. quiet in the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  40. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 21

  41. John87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  42. Highlander65 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nice Laphroaig style smoke (but much lighter) and mineral peat, sugary sweetness, fruit (pear), light licorice, a hint of herbs and a touch of lemon, a pleasant creamy note also comes out at the end. With water the peat goes away and increases the cereal and balsamic component
    • Taste
      Barbecue, marine, lemon, balsamic
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly smoky, marine, licorice

  43. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Good bottling abv, fair price point for a tasty dram
    • Nose
      80 80
      Prickly and briney initially, big smoked fish and fill and some orange and lemon peel in there too
    • Taste
      70 70
      Dryer than expected but the oiliness does enough to convey some flavour. The smoked fish is represented with a heavy buy zesty oak smoke
    • Finish
      60 60
      Short and surprisingly sweet

  44. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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