Ledaig 2011 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cuvée No. 2
Calculated age
08 years old
Ref. Spanish Butts + Ref. Bordeaux HHD Finish
Number of bottles
60.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
30 Sep 2020 5:37 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89.10

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50 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2011 SV

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Immerenga scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Cuvée # 2 ensnares the nose with the typical smoke, perfectly integrated into the sweetness of the Bordeaux barrel.

    What a fulminant sweetness in the mouth ???? really cool just how the barrel and the smoke alternately put the handle in the hand. Incredible

    the Bordeaux barrel leaves a pleasant dry note in the mouth. The salivation never stops. I want another sip right now. This is how whisky should taste !!

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An extremely powerful and sometimes impetuous Ledaig. Strong smoky notes and spices, which are hardly kept in check by a subtle sweetness. The influence of the refill Sherry and Bordeaux casks can be recognized on the nose at best. The addition of water makes the subtle fruity notes disappear.

    I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample!

    • Nose
      Discreet smoke at the beginning, burnt wood with vanilla sweetness and some malted barley. Then fruity notes of citrus and grilled apricot mixed with a touch of red currant, and a hint of peat in the background. The high alcohol content is always present, but not pungent.
    • Taste
      Very strong and intensely warming on the palate. Peppery, even some chili on the tongue. After the warmth fades, a dry sweetness of red currants and apricot jam emerges, followed by ginger spice, nutmeg and some oak. The whole is wrapped in fine peat smoke.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting and warming, with some malty sweetness, smoke, ashes and cloves.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, the nose becomes much sharper with intense smoke and charcoal, followed by vanilla and sweet malted barley. The fruity notes are no longer noticeable. Clearly more tamed on the palate, but strongly prickling on the tongue. Smoke, dry oak, cloves and some ashes dominate. No sweetness or fruitiness noticeable. The finish is still long and somewhat warming with fine smoke, oak, nutmeg and cloves. At the very end a little sweet vanilla and barley sugar.

  4. lonespirit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  5. etwa77 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    absolutely recognizable (i hope), fat, Ledaig-ian peat taken to the um-pteenth by the high abv and the extreme sweetness... intensely creamy on the palate, with a good dose of spicy.. finish is on green wood and pepper. A fat 86 points from me!

  6. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity wine sweetness, citrus fruits, earthy, cowshed, maritime, smoked bacon
    • Taste
      86 86
      Bacon, sweet wine, citrus fruits, salt, smoked bacon
    • Finish
      80 80
      Bacon notes remain medium long

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    More grassy and hay in the nose than the other 5 batches. In taste a lot of sweetness, caramel besides peatsmoke. Less pepper, more sparkling, like carbon dioxide. Finish is stronger and more rich then nose and body.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Peatsmoke, also some fake leather, grassy, hay, cow stable, some smoke. Also some sweeter notes, no stinging alcohol. After some while, the nose floats away a little.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, caramel, pickering, pepper as well. Some chocolate. Sparkling mouthfeel. peatsmoke, ash.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still pretty strong and pickering, peatsmoke, ashy, caramel, honey. A little bitter note underneath, long finish, it pickers on pretty long.

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Strong wild Ledaig. Much power. A bit impetuous.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Surprisingly sweet on the first approach. Honey, caramel waffles. Then pretty peppery. Strong tingling in the nose. Much malted barley. The smoke shows up quite late and then stays in the background.

      After the first sip, it then shows a hint of fruity aromas that suggest the wine barrel. In addition, it is a little fresher, the smoke is ashier, and overall more maritime.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Strong and intense start. Creamy mouthfeel. Reverse sequence of aromas compared to nose. First I have the smoke, then a lot of pepper on my tongue. It becomes briefly sweet on the palate before the malt advances.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, smoky, dry. Dark chocolate.

  10. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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