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Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.79/100
votes
279
Whiskybase ID
WB156227
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Batch No. 02
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
P037166 L5
Barcode
5029704218056
Added on
17 Apr 2020 3:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 158.01

28 × in wishlist

279 × member ratings

775 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.79 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

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

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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

  3. Jolemann scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • 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

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. birkzehn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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