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Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB157688
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
07.02.2008
Bottled
19.03.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
700003
Number of bottles
249
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2020 10:18 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.60

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2008 Arc

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. stnlskz scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Archives. The whiskybase.com bottling collection couldn't be called otherwise. Indeed, whiskybase.com is the world's most curvy whisky database.

    On the label of the bottle, we can see a photograph of the Sixbar Angelfish, taken by Pieter Bleeker and published in his book "Bleeker Atlas ichthyologique".

    This book resumes his studies of fish in Indonesia when he was a doctor for the Royal Netherlands Army. It has more than 1,500 illustrations. So I think you have understood the link with the whiskybase approach.

    Now on to whisky. It was bottled on March 19, 2020 after 12 years of aging in a Hogshead. This allows me to specify that the whiskys bottled under the Archives brand are only non-reduced single casks. It therefore points to 55.9% alcohol.

    I breathe it. The exordium is made of sea spray and iodine. Then the peat plays with my nose, alternating smoke and earth. Then, it is the lemon which says hello to me, accompanied by the eucalyptus. I am pleased to also find the typical farmer side of Ledaig. Finally, pointing my nostrils to the top of the glass, I find some cooked banana.

    When my puck receives this straw-colored juice, I immediately have the impression of drinking a good lemonade. It is very fresh, with lemon, mint and basil. The peat is more muffled than on the nose, with some sweet smoky notes in the background. Overall, he has great power.

    As I expected, the finish is long. I find the lemon which has been omnipresent. The tasting ends as it began: on an iodized and marine varnish. They live happily, and had many children.

    You cannot know the satisfaction I get from owning the 246th out of 249 bottles of this Ledaig. I hope the summer will last a little longer, to be able to fully appreciate this fresh lemonade by the sea.

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is very quiet at the beginning, light, ascetic, young. Nairaet very long. The masterpiece does not promise anything. But how it changes after the first sip! Saturated, explosive and very tasty, with the perfect degree. I would love to have a bottle of this in the bar.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoked citrus, cracklings of lard, cookies, salty, young light profile with a noticeable distillation, fried croutons of white bread, polish, metal shavings, match head, light smoke. After a sip, farm notes, a touch of vanilla and caramel appear.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Lemon sugar ash, peat, tropical juicy fruits, slightly dried.
    • Finish
      90 90
      the same candied lemon, ash (ash), dry peat, medium, knit.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blenders glass
    Young, daring and complex.
    Balance 22
    Total 88
    • Nose
      Nose: thinner than the Hidden Spirits release (tasting the line), marine, oyster, malty, citrus, some light honey 22
    • Taste
      Taste: sweetish, then salty and spicy 22
    • Finish
      Finish: firm, pungent and spicy 22

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blenders glass
    Young, daring and complex.
    Balance 22
    Total 88
    • Nose
      Nose: thinner than the Hidden Spirits release (tasting the line), marine, oyster, malty, citrus, some light honey 22
    • Taste
      Taste: sweetish, then salty and spicy 22
    • Finish
      Finish: firm, pungent and spicy 22

  6. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A fine example of Archives. Excellent in strength and quality of the drink.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lemon, bread and some smoke, pomelo. Sweet tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is sweet, but at the same time lemon, as if it was jam.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The aftertaste is bright, sweet with a hint of lemon. In general, this is a combination of a slice of lemon, which was sprinkled with sugar, and you ate it.

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review :
    https://tastingbros.com/2020/09/26/smells-like-peat-spirit/
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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