Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
302
Whiskybase ID
WB156227
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Batch No. 02
Bottled
20.11.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
P037166 L5 xx:xx 15324
Barcode
5029704218056
Added on
17 apr 2020 3:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 197.21

26 × in wishlist

302 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

49 users have left 51 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.83 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I love Ledaig and this whisky is no exception, because it is 18 years old and drinking strength a little more sedate than the many 10+/- year old single casks, which I also like very much. Both have something for themselves.
    • Nose
      It starts off a bit musty, with a noticeable portion of sherry influence, fruity, slightly nutty, clear smoke, plums, including dark chocolate, fleshy, dry, but also creamy, some oak, soup seasoning, I also briefly had boiled egg yolk, and above all the dirty one Ledaignote, which I like so much, somehow also slightly fermented, after the first sip really intensely spicy chocolate and cowshed ;-)
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, direct smoke, briefly hinted at sweetness, chocolate, dark, plum, minimal cinnamon, cowshed, musty, but only after the first chocolaty onset, dark, becoming drier, some oak
    • Finish
      Tart, slightly sweet, the cowshed is still there, ashy and cooling smoke, fruit bowl, apple, a good portion of ash presses on the palate, quite pleasant if you like it

  2. ailean scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Simon Stood scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    22-22-22-22

  4. Matthias80 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Several times tasted, among others at Thomas and Jan.
    Notes from a blank sample
    • Nose
      Smoke, ham, horse, citrus, zest, apple, very strongly lemony
    • Taste
      Smoke, now the apple notes stronger, honey, floral notes, citrus, slightly salty, the body is rather medium strength, not extremely lush, but really nice that way.
    • Finish
      Smoke, apple, cinnamon, horse, the salty notes remain. Long finish.

      Great thing, complex, quite balanced and without defects. Always gave pleasure

  5. Jolemann scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet peat smoke, tire rubber, floral, bananas
    • Taste
      92 92
      Nose is perfectly reflected on the palate, full-bodied, oily, some oak spice
    • Finish
      91 91
      medium length, fine smoke, spicy, tingling

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, maritime, wild berry jam, some honey, some caramel, dried herbs, nuts, wood, grasses, some lemon, some mint, some cowshed in the background, a hint of cinnamon
    • Taste
      Dried herbs, lemon, wild berry jam, some chocolate, nuts, wood, smoke, ashes

  7. Saftkenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very exciting and complex bottling. Highly recommended if you can cope with the not exactly elegant, slightly acrid smoke from Ledaig. But it is also very worthwhile to smell until the nose fades out the smoke and then to explore the aromas behind the smoke. For me this malt is a nice addition to the Islay malts.
    I also very much welcome the decision of the distillery to do without the (admittedly) very chic wooden box from batch 4 and to offer the malt at a significantly lower price.
    • Nose
      Strong, freshly rising and somewhat acrid smoke with a ham-like aroma (smokehouse). At the same time, the sherry barrels are immediately noticeable, which nicely round off the smell experience. In addition, there are spicy oak notes. Vanilla and fresh cherries, a salty sea breeze, even a little mango and fresh garden herbs hide behind the smoke.
    • Taste
      Powerful kick with a full and oily body. The alcohol is very well integrated. Pleasant smoke with vanilla, sweet cream, oak spice and beautiful fruit notes such as cherry, plum and pear.
    • Finish
      Long and comfortable. Cherry and tangerine cream cake with smoke.

  8. Paszko scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very intense, but perfectly balanced between peat and sweetness, non-aggressive. Perfect for fans of light peat, delicately broken with fruit.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat and medicine, yet fresh. Citrus peel - lemon, along with pits, bitter fruit. In the background, fresh cherry, some sweets, and cane sugar.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Well balanced. Peat intense, but not aggressive, little medicine, less than the smell. More sweets, light fruits, cherries, apples, sugar.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, well-balanced. Delicate peat and sweetness, apple compote, wood, walnut.

  9. Abadon05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite special and a bit complex. But don't knock you over either. Certainly a good buy for less than 100 €.
    He doesn't need water.
    • Nose
      87 87
      I don't have the often described cowshed smell now.
      Instead, salt, ham, wood, almost phenolic impressions, some fruit that looks like cider.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The impression gained from the nose continues.
      In addition, some sweetness, leather, minimal notes of dark chocolate, some lemon.
      A bit spicy at first, but then it becomes milder
    • Finish
      86 86
      Somewhat strange finish. Short to medium length. Smoke, grain, some raisins.
      But after a few minutes there are nice coffee and roasted notes.

  10. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Direct comparison with Batch 03. The differences are not great, but there are many repetitions in terms of the aromas. They're both dirty. The 2015 is less cute, heavier and rougher. You just have to get along with the typical Ledaig profile.
    • Nose
      88 88
      thick smoke and aromatic ash, incorporated sweet and fruity elements and soft caramel, raisins and plum jam, nougat with blueberries and some red currants, then a few slices of black smoked ham, soot and leather, brown rock candy is mixed with thick, boiled cherries and a little menthol, heavy balsamic vinegar, orange and melon slices, in the distance ricola and foccacia, in the back chocolate, cloves and pepper, round and thick
    • Taste
      84 84
      sweet and slightly malty, only slightly and softly smoky, again with a lot of ash, blossom honey, bitter oak, again black smoked and soot, pepper, prunes, Ricola, tobacco notes, earthy
    • Finish
      83 83
      long with warm ashes, initially sulfuric notes and then burned matches, some blossom honey, raisins, a lot of ham with a lot of salt, a few oak boards, sherry

  12. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Shoplink Moderator

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

  13. birkzehn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  14. matfrl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Theo-Jan scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Real Ledaig. Nice in balance. Peat flavor with nice soft aftertaste
    • Nose
      Turf.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, turf sherry vanilla.
    • Finish
      Nice round finish.

  16. Dr.Ago scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Perfect peated

  17. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Musty, rubber, a gym after the holidays
    Boah is really just for hardcore fans

  18. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The peat profile remains interesting, and I would happily sip a glass of this on winter (okay, and also on autumn) nights, but for a higher score, it would have to boast a better body. It's too thin overall, which really puts a damper on things.

  19. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  20. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 + 22 + 22 + 22 = 88 smart kerosene

  21. Ra_Di scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  22. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Very complex nose, but with the typical Kuhstallgeruch of Ledaig, through which one must first fight through.
    On the palate, I find almost everything again, which I've already imagined smelling.
    The finish is a bit too short, but quite pleasant.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Behind the smoke comes the cowshed, but also dark fruits, tobacco, leather, sherry, dark chocolate, malt, maggi, maple syrup, pepper, smoked ham
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet, dried fruits, smoke, honey, ham, tobacco, pepper, malt, tannins
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long, smoky and spicy

  23. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Tano77 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  25. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N22 P21 F21 B21

  26. Martin1965 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, bacon, smoked ham, in the background maritime
    • Taste
      Sherry, smoked ham, oak, maritime
    • Finish
      Long, smoky with oak

      Class Malt - great, after 18 years still plenty of smoke

  27. Kensay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is spicy-iodide, energetic
    Sweet vanilla, oily, salt, pepper, caramel
    The finish is sweet pepper, long enough

    Good molt, but quite straightforward

  28. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      first mainly sweet taste, apricots, sweetened orange, raisin, the color green comes up here, grassy, ​​caramel, soft smoke with sweet notes, finish sherryvat is nicely reflected, salt,
    • Taste
      85 85
      first peat and smoke immediately, comes on the tongue with pleasant herbs such as pepper, salt, nutmeg, as well as sweet as in orange, coffee
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long aftertaste in which especially the peat / smoke stays for a long time but in a pleasant way.

  29. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  30. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Quercus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  32. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22)
    Excellent whisky (89)
    • Nose
      Oil burner ... rubber ... ointment ... iodine ... caramel with spices ... black bread with cumin ... citrus (22,5)
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy ash???? ... salt ... burnt log (22.5)
    • Finish
      Finish ashy, salty ... grass and medical notes ... hot pepper (22)

  33. Doctor B. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  34. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  35. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  36. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig somehow passes me by. It's a pity, it's very tasty, but not a high flyer, which immediately comes on the wish list
    • Nose
      damp ash, smoked fish and soy sauce. Mustard and salty liquorice, with sweet raisins and walnuts. Chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content.
    • Taste
      earthy, mineral-salty. Curry powder and cumin. Candy in black tea, which has grown too long. A bit of barbecue, grilled spice and orange zest.
    • Finish
      Creamy mouthfeel results in ashen finish.

  37. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  38. birkzehn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  39. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    NSlightly dirty nose, but with time the dirtiness gets discreet and the result is pleasant and complex. Nicely sweet and peaty, wet tobacco, musty earthMCoastal peaty it is ledaig but it has mellowed with age..ashes and oranges , caramelized bacon and smoked orangery waxes with traces of gunpoweder but just traces ..nothing flawed...and is longFLong with the coastal citric sweet peatiness89
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  40. Nestheth scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  41. Nestheth scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I'm unwilling to call this whisky complex. On the nose and palate there are several aromas, which are mere faint whiffs in the background. This is mainly a peaty sherry whisky with a seasalt and rubber seasoning. Tastes unique, though. 
    • Nose
      On the foreground: Sherry, liquorice, oak, rubber.
      Far in the background: Seasalt, tobacco, apple, chocolate.
    • Taste
      Most of the nose aromas carry through. Without water, the alcohol is an obvious element. Doesn't stand up to a lot of water. Quite modestly peated, but it's there. Seasalt is a bigger factor now.
    • Finish
      Leaves a tingling feel.
      Peat, maybe pepper, sherry, rubber.

  42. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  43. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- On a blind taste, would think this is an 2011 batch of Longrow 18YO. Dark berry concentrated, complexly decaying turf and sweet herbs notes. Liquorice, layer of sweats and tarmac with burnt rubber. A beauty and the beast.

    P- Fig sweet from the tip of tongue, well spread with lifted salt and rusty, beautifully thick earthy coat, smoky and ashy that evolve to bitter chocolate,

    F- Long, burnt toast that works well with to the oily spicy coat. Black pepper and heavy on each sips.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  44. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Peat, tobacco, blood orange zest, malty, leather, salt but just a hint of it, some dark berries, peat again. Really a lot going on there, well balanced, long peaty and sweet finish. That is really a fine dram! Not so intense as some islay malts but still excellent
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  45. fileosoph scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  46. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  47. thomasflsts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  48. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  49. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Floral and sweet aromas , with the richness and warmth os sea-salt and smoke. A loth of depth.
    • Nose
      Full of smokiness, bacon and orange. Complex. A prototype of an marine-whisky. 
    • Taste
      Heavy smoke, bacon again, peppery, tabacco , sea-salt, orange.
    • Finish
      Long,smokiness with hints of licorice.  Complex

  50. normand1972 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  51. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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