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Overall rating
87.94/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB156260
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
03.02.2005
Bottled
04.02.2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
72
Number of bottles
237
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky in Leiden 2020
Added on
17 Apr 2020 8:55 pm by Lech Lomond
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.99

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 ElD

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.94 points

  1. g00se scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    First Ledaig and then immediately a good one. Very nicely balanced bottling that I already like a lot on the first contact!
    • Nose
      89 89
      In terms of smell, it develops splendidly with time and air, the smoke fades into the background and fruity notes come more and more to the fore.
    • Taste
      90 90
      In the mouth, the undiluted is really great, not only in terms of the alcohol content, but also the aromas that come with it. Definitely smoother and more differentiated with water.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and smoky-sweet finish, as expected.
      With more sips it gets bitter.

  2. Karstman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Despite the obvious peat it smells fresh and light. Some minerals, vanilla, a little wood. A little dirty note that continues where the minerals end.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very sweet still, very full mouth without being fatty or oily. Not to complex but very very nice. Peat is ever present and ever pleasent.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Lasting warm finish. Nice combination of peat and sweetness.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted side by side with the Ledaig 2004 ElD for The Nectar.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dry smoke and grassy peat, burnt leaves, smoked mackerel, vanilla, lemon, pencil shavings, fried peppers, icing sugar, a slight note of limestone at the back.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A fat and oily mouthfeel, quite an alcoholic bite (way more than the 2004 for The Nectar). Burnt vegetation, some vanilla and generic fruity sweetness loads of pepper (chili's), a dry and bitter note of charred wood.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very long: a short generic sweetness, loads of pepper, very dry, bitter and ashy. Not much else.

  4. hafssol scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Ashy and fresh at the same time, this Ledaig expression is clearly shaped by the time spent in bourbon barrel, starting from its pale colour.

    Thin and quite refined on the palate, it soon displays an interesting balance between crispy and slightly citrusy notes. The peat is clearly recognizable, of course, but not so pronounced: it’s more like earthly and mineral, compared to the usual maritime saltiness of the usual 10 y.o. Ledaig, with a lasting smoky/sweet finish.

  5. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The color is very pale. The bourbon barrel may have been reflex. There is no usual energetic smokiness, most likely at 15 years old ledaig is no longer young.
    Balance sheet 22.Total 87-88
    • Nose
      88 88
      The aroma does not push, there is no spirituality, it is quite refined. Light haze, citrus and green grass. 22
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fatty smoked pork ribs, citrus fruits, buttery. Tasty 22
    • Finish
      86 86
      Average duration. Orange peel, white pepper, forged notes. 21.5

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. John87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. lucero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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