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Overall rating
89.25/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB152465
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Kingdom (TWK)
Vintage
09.03.2009
Bottled
13.03.2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
700056
Number of bottles
279
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Wu Dram Clan
Added on
20 Mar 2020 9:50 pm by decadentto
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 127.45

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83 × member ratings

133 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2009 TWK

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    As with getting to know each other, the impression here is: an active barrel. Lots of sweet notes of burnt caramel, vanilla and toffee. The octopus is not for nothing on the label, a maritime impact is undeniable, sea breeze and seaweed.
    The smoke is a bit greasy, but above all it is "dirty" and has a strong impact from a burning cowshed (smoldering wet hay, a hint of manure). A bit of citrus fruit can still be found, rather in the background, but comes out stronger with a few drops of water.

    Mouth:
    At the start this Ledaig is very peppery (black pepper) but with nicely integrated alcohol. After the mouth has got used to the spiciness, a lot of vanilla, some forest honey, roasted hazelnut and almond and a lot of roasted aromas come into play.
    "Dirt" is still there, a dirty aroma. So I imagine how something earth, brackish water and hay tastes together with salty olives. A little water dampens these notes and puts the sweetness more in the foreground.

    Finish:
    The finish is long, here it gets spicy from the oak, but not too bitter, ash and vanilla.

    89/100

    Conclusion:
    A great and convincing symbiosis of the distillery character with the bourbon barrel has been achieved here. The whisky has a lot of steam, a nice balance and leaves nothing to be desired. What keeps me from a 90P rating is that the Ledaig smoke is a bit too strict for me here, too rich and farmy.

  2. Trivial did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    initial price 99,90€

  3. short0r scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    opened the bottle 10hrs after it was delievered, so hits kinda "hot of the press" so to speak.
    why? because i can
    why really? because it has an octopus on the label

    overall not as meaty as mid. 00s vintages
    • Nose
      92 92
      soft sweet smoke, mild cheese, stick bread,
      with time dry ashy notes arise

      with water: bit more on the eucalyptus and mint side, fishermans of course
    • Taste
      91 91
      burn cashew, green pepper, roasted potatos

      with water: rice cookies, ashy leather, subdued honey sweetness
    • Finish
      86 86
      sweet ashy smoke herb bomb

  4. Monstruo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22,5-22,5-22-22

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. ipchrist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Gous scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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