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Overall rating
88.60/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
06.11.2005
Bottled
19.02.2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900177
Number of bottles
637
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2020 11:23 pm by LedaigManiac
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 138.16

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 ElD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.60 points

  1. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: smoke, cold ash, peeled overripe mandarins, crushed rock candy, dry PX sherry (subtle). The cowshed that is mandatory for Ledaig - just a long way off. The cold ash is somewhat irritating, as it is unusual for Ledaig. Overall, something in between Ledaig and Laphroaig. The alcohol is not completely integrated.

    Palate: Lots of ash, but also the cowshed is now a bit clearer. The tangerine is eaten with the skin in between. The alcohol kind of bites. The rock candy is there, but the sweetness doesn't predominate. Quite good, but a little too much ash and not enough dirty.

    Finish: Medium to (rather) long. Cold ash, tangerine with an intervening skin. Later goes into the medicinal, like an older Laphroaig from an ex-Bourbon barrel.

    Conclusion: Quite good, but there are also better Ledaigs. Maybe something for Laphroaig friends.
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  2. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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      88 88
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      88 88
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      87 87

  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Superb! Great chocolate, red berry, and tropical fruit notes, with this awesome savoury, earthy peat complement. I think a slightly thicker texture and longer finish would push this to an even higher score. I didn't really get any of the typical Ledaig funk at all, though. I'm not an enormous Ledaig fan, so maybe that's partly why I liked it so much. I tried this blind and guessed it was Ardbeg Blaaack CR.

    Nose: Peat and sweet! The peat is earthy and wet. Some sauteed mushrooms and mossy rocks. Icing-sugar-dusted Frutti di Bosco, banana bread, and chocolate cake. Candy apples (the ones with the hard red coating), blackberries, dried mango, cherry, and blood oranges. A distinct dry red wine note, which might suggest what this could be. Cumin and white pepper. Toasted malt.

    Palate: Medium texture, moderate heat. Orange, berries and caramel up front, along with tire fire and earthy peppery smoke. Very savoury on the development, but sweet and rich as well. Black forest cake that fell into a peat bog. Lemon peel, mixed berries, more dried mango, and seaweed. Plenty of cocoa powder and cinnamon. Sweet towards the finish, with various fruit jams on toast.

    Finish: Medium-length. Earthy peat, savoury cooked veggies, and dark black coffee. Roasted almonds and raspberry jam sandwich cookies. Ginger, star anise, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Lingering toasty marshmallows.

  4. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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  5. aksm_be scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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      88 88
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  6. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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      89 89
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      89 89
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  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
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      89 89
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  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
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      90 90
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      88 88

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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