Ledaig 2009 TTOW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Taste of Whisky (TTOW)
Bottling serie
Endangered species - "Ursus arctos"
Stated Age
11 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
54.5 % Vol.
700 ml
pl Poland
Added on
22 mar 2020 9:44 pm by Sendilkelm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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90 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2009 TTOW

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig 11yo 2009/2020 The Taste Of Whisky (TTOW) 54.5% Ursus Arctos
    Name: Ledaig
    Series: Endangered Species
    Distillery / Bottler: The Taste Of Whisky (TTOW)
    Age: 11yo
    Distilled / Bottled: 2009/2020
    ABV: 54.5%
    Casks: 1st fill bourbon HH
    Cask # 700055
    Bottle: 1/181 (4)
    in b # 152447
    ????: light gold
    ????: the glass breathes for a moment ... and yet we are greeted by a blow of strong, bourbon sweetness. A bit sugary but not intrusive, sometimes comes the sweetness of a typical steamer. Both of these sweets are interwoven, sometimes milder and sweetness is delicate, well composed, sometimes intensifying. Peat comes between, not intently, rather gently. Both worlds interpenetrate nicely. Wow! In my basic scale of receiving peat I divide it into warm ardbeg and cold laphroaig. Here we have warm, seaweed, sea peat. This is not a hospital. It's sweet seaweed! YES!!!
    ????: the tongue is equally pleasant, smooth, subtle pinching comes in. Oh nice !!! Such a mildly biting pepper. There is sweetness, still gentle, does not kill with power, it is just right! Peat is still delicate, sea, seaweed, which together with sweetness and spiciness create a very nice atmosphere. The language wants to accept another dram !!!
    ????: slightly warming, moderately long, still slightly stinging.
    I was drinking ff bourbon with Speyside and honestly? I prefer this combination with the cake. And if these two worlds compose so well then comes out such tasty whisky !!! Delicate, but also feisty, i.e. a nice, sweet bear with sharp claws. Yum Yum Yum!
    After adding 3 drops of water, the nose opens with lots of vanilla! Sooooo nice!
    Another bottling of Rafał and Bartek is another selection of very tasty whisky. Each dram asks for another refilling of the glass! Bravo !!! ????????????
    Ps. I will buy Brown Bear ????, payroll in cash????, all WWF standards are met ????, he will have it in my hive ????????????
    ????: 6/10
    ????: 90/100

  2. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior



    mineral, chalk, renovation-painting, slightly bourbon-acetone, then comes a light smoky breeze, sea-salty, vanilla sweetness from a bourbon cask in the background


    compared to a slightly smoky nose, here the smoke strikes hard from the very beginning, slightly peppery, a bit of alcohol is noticeable, breeze, vanilla, citrus


    medium long, definetely sweeter than taste, very peaty


    Pretty good young Ledaig- 88/100

  3. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose - sweet, a bit sour, apples so green straight from the orchard and such fish salty
    Taste- already smoke, a lot of smoke, light fruit washed in salt water, vanilla, very pleasant
    Finish: vanilla, less smoke, then sweet, and when it leaves, the aftertaste of burnt seaweed for sushi remains, moderately long.
    To sum up - Very good ledaig from the active tap, I drink nicely I recommend it to everyone! And in great money ... there was : P

  4. Mishka scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Overally in line with Springbank/Talisker. Ledaig just feels good in bourbon barrel.
    • Nose
      slightly smoky, mineral, salty, with a hint of white grapes
    • Taste
      peaty, spicy (but not burning), balancing between salty and sweet
    • Finish
      long, first heavy peat (not very smoky), lasting sweetness with a bit of ash

  5. mestarh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    It is a rounded and spicy malt (pepper, salt are all present) mouth-coating with a long finish. With few drops of water it opens again - all in all TTOW great job again ;)

  6. CluaranDeilgneach scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    How is it that young Ledaig can be that good? It definitely likes ex-bourbon barrels!
    Maybe bear on the label has been put there not by accident. This whisky smells like smoked honey!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Surprisingly complex for such a wee, young lad. Ledaig I mean. To the point.
      Very pleasant, sweet (vanilla, mead, maple syrup), gentle smoke, fruits (baked apples, wild strawberries? C'mon, That wasn't a sherry hogshead!)
      In the background smoked bacon, car grease and something I was looking for: sea salt, warm sand, and a breeze.
      Oh, well done!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet again but this time there are: toast with salted butter, butterscotch, strong black breakfast tea, a slice of lovely bacon and a cracking bonfire somewhere nearby. And yes, the spices and oak are present too.
      But where am I? Near the bay, you say?
      It's a bloody good breakfast! Just take my money! Oh, wait. You already did.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warming, pleasant. Sweet with a touch of oak, all surrounded by gentle smoke.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Kengin10 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This makes me very happy. Nice scent, not too... subtle, but very present. Kind of hidden power. Exciting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cold smoke smell. At the outlet. Great. Then something of heather smells comes up. flowers. Yummy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly leathery, oily taste. floor wax. But then nice. Very spicy, pepper....but then a red one....haha...
    • Finish
      85 85
      A lot of what the taste already brought. Ebbs away a little too quickly ...... craving for the next sip, because it wants to retain the taste.

  9. Obynapewno scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very correct position, it has something of Talisker and Ardbeg, but much softer
    • Nose
      Honey, light smoke, some algae, menthol
    • Taste
      There is more smoke here, but also hotter, wet salty, some wood from the fire
    • Finish
      medium-long, smoky, peppery, warming

  10. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Smoky, sweet, mineral.
    • Nose
      There is smoke, but not much, the tones of lime and green apples, yellow pears, vanilla, apricot. Mineral tones.
    • Taste
      The taste is sweet, slightly smoky and mineral, full of yellow fruits.
    • Finish
      Sweet, smoky, mineral.

  11. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. neus007 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. wncvirus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Peat, hard candy fruit, bubble gum.
    Taste: A lot of peat with a delicate sweetness, unfortunately the alcohol is not well covered. However, when water is added, alcohol disappears and more sweets appear. Slight focus where and where. Unfortunately, the aroma is not very strong and deep
    Rating: 86 | 100. Quite long finish with a peaty profile.


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