Ledaig 2011 SV

Overall rating
87.56/100
votes
100
Whiskybase ID
WB166538
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cuvée No. 6
Vintage
05.09.2011
Bottled
10.03.2020
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
Ref. Spanish Butts +Ref. Cotes de Provence HH
Number of bottles
672
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
30 sep 2020 6:27 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89.90

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 2011 SV

25 users have left 26 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.56 points.

  1. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I like it best of all six cuvées. Great combinations of smoke and sweetness.
    • Nose
      The smoke is of course there and also present, but it is immediately accompanied by a great honey sweetness, a maritime freshness and a little white pepper.
    • Taste
      Powerful start. Oily mouthfeel. Caresses the tongue, only to unpack a good portion of sparkling pepper shortly afterwards. At the same time it is sweet with light caramel and a little fine vanilla. The smoke then spreads out aromatically on the palate.
    • Finish
      Long, warm. Pleasantly spicy.

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  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good young Ledaig.
    Almost 90 euros are of course an announcement for the key data, but the newer Ledaigs (and Tobermorys) are really very good. The distillery is developing well and has released many good bottlings with a great distillate and very good cask management in recent years.

    I still wouldn't spend 90 euros, but only because I personally don't like these high-volume whiskys that much. If you like that, you can get a good deal here, but you shouldn't expect any spectacular miracles either. I appreciate it for the cleanliness and the good distillate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Over 60 percent and 8 years? It's actually not my thing at all - but this one manages it very well. Beautiful Ledaig without a cowshed, but with a very good, clear but at the same time subtle smoke note. Fructose from bananas and floury apples. To find the wine influence you have to wait 15 minutes (or add a lot of water), then there is a slight tartaric note at the end, which works well here and actually I don't like tartaric acid in whisky at all (thanks Glenallachie!).

      The distillate is voluminous, oily, heavy, but always clean.
      It becomes fruitier with water. Tannins are there, but not disturbing.
    • Taste
      88 88
      87.5
      Sure, the start is strong and for me personally there is clearly too much alcohol content to enjoy. The aromas are light fruity sweetness, walnuts and some light woody tannins. He can tolerate some water. However, I have to dilute it down to about 45 percent in order to be able to enjoy it, and then of course it becomes somewhat arbitrary. But with a lot of water, the wine barrel comes to the fore and I have to say: that fits in well here.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The mouthfeel is clean and oily, but also holds 60 percent. At 8 years old and over 60 percent, it's difficult for me to assess the exit, because the alcohol naturally has a very astringent effect.

  4. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

  5. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Caramel, strawberry yoghurt, smoke, slightly dirty, light fruity

    taste
    Smoke, liquorice, spicy, salt, herbs

    finish
    Medium length, smoky, spicy, astringent, becoming bitter

  6. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a little sour
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Comet67 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Exciting nose and an enormous power egg in the mouth. For me personally, however, a bit too bitter, which is a shame. Still a solid smoky paint.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    So for a Ledaig, the alcohol is really well integrated! However, I cannot claim to have noticed anything from the influence of the wine. But it would explain the huge amount of tannins.
    • Nose
      89 89
      First impression: cookies! Second impression, no cookies, chemistry! Third impression, less chemistry, cookies come back, loads of herbs. Cover on and off in the corner.
      Half an hour later, I dare say it's smoke, and that's all there is at the moment. That's the worst chemical club, great! Behind the chemical fire there is still cookie dough and an idea of yellow fruits. The smoke slowly changes in the direction of coal-fired with some rubber abrasion, iodine and disinfectant show up. The yellow fruits are slowly candied, a campfire starts to burn. When warmed up, nice barbeque notes emerge, now also slightly mineral, peaches, ripe. Too much heat causes the aromas to collapse.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The start is very mild at first, but the mouthfeel is ethereal and the warmth it spreads is enormous. It has a lot of alcohol, which is sensationally integrated, not even a burning sensation on the tongue. As far as the aromas are concerned, it starts off rather bitter and a bit musty, before extremely dark block malt notes or peat-sweetness come to the fore. Otherwise, at least in the first sip, there is nothing. There is a very strong bitterness in the second sip, almost like wormwood tea. At the back there is also a crisp but dark acidity.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is incredibly short for the amount of peat, but very harmonious and becoming sweeter towards the end. The second sip lasts longer, which is because it starts out very sour and bitter and it takes a long time for the sweetness to win. Now, in the end, ashes remain on the tongue, and that almost forever. Incidentally, it also warms the chest cavity for a long time.

  10. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicious…
    • Nose
      Notes online tasting:

      Colour:
      Light gold

      Nose:
      Greasy smoke, nutmeg, a nice sweetness, smoked honeydew melon, dry wood, sweet paprika, a slightly salty note of sweat, cement
    • Taste
      Peppery, spicy start. Even a little chilli heat. The smoke is rather dry. The cement dust is also present in the taste. The sweetness is more in the background now. Instead, more overripe citrus notes. Somewhat flowery at the back.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Fresh and dry smoke again. A subtle sweetness runs alongside.

  11. Halkyon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    21 22 22 21

  12. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass.
    Young, daring and bright. It's like Tabasco in the whisky world.
    Balance 21
    Total 85
    • Nose
      Nose: young, daring, malt, herb bitterness, hay, peat, earth, a drop of vanilla and butter 21
    • Taste
      Taste: sweetish, then bitterness of herbs, fresh oak chips, pepper and spices 21
    • Finish
      Finish: long lasting, very sharp and spicy with an anesthetic effect 22

  14. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass.
    Aggressive and young. Balance 21
    Total 84
    • Nose
      Very sour, but fresh nose ... Obviously not mine ...
      Then I began to breathe, but still not a fountain ...
      Lemons and peat ...
      21
    • Taste
      As in the taste - acid, fructose, alcohol, peat ...
      Anesthesia ... Very Aggressive ... 21
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, peaty, lime and spice 22

  15. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 22

  16. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    More hay and peat in the nose than earlier editions, als more pepper and smoke in the taste, strong and powerful. In my opinion this one is the heaviest of the six of them, and I like this one even a little more than the others.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pretty present nose, hay, organic. LAter on more alcohol peeps in, accompanied by peatsmoke. Some cow stable.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Full taste yet pretty smooth, later on more pickering, pepper. Sweet smoke, honey, a bitter edge underneath, orange zest.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still strong, some pickering mouthfeel, sweet smoke, a bitter note still, ashy, pretty long.

  17. Schafranek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  19. elipszis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    sweet-salty, kilchoman-like,
    smell of almonds white chocolate and peat, numb taste of the tongue, intense chili pungency, a lot of ashes, completely different smell than taste, very complex

  20. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  21. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Blind Tasting Review: https://youtu.be/deWPSSZC9eM
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. face scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  23. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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

    Of the Ledaig Cuvée bottlings 1 to 6 I liked this one best. Despite powerful peat smoke and warming spices, a wonderful sweetness of honey and fruits is always present as a counterpart. Ideal for the coming cold days.

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

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/12/01/ledaig-8yo-2011-2020-signatory-vintage-cuv%C3%A9e-no-6/
    • Nose
      Powerful start on the nose with peat smoke, malted barley and honey. This is accompanied by dark fruit notes, raspberries and blackcurrants. Slightly peppery with honey-glazed hickory ham and some hospital kind of smell.
    • Taste
      Sweet and at the same time dry, almost astringent on the palate. At the same time warming and intense with malt sugar, honey and vanilla, plus peat smoke, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and black pepper. Sweet notes of honey with some red berries linger towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting, warming and mouth filling with sweet notes of forest honey, malted barley, ginger and oak spice.

      With water: After the addition of water, the nose tends to detect paler fruits such as peaches and apples. With it peat smoke, allspice and spicy oak. Very dry and astringent on the palate with warming ginger, pepper, allspice and peat smoke. This is followed by some honey sweetness and malt sugar. The finish is still long, warming and becomes slightly creamier with honey and vanilla.

  25. elidiot scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    General aspect : seems quite liquid at first but leaves some thick tears though. The color is quite translucent pale straw gold, with pinky reflects.

    Nose : camphor, dried straw, dried vegetal-like dirt typical from Ledaig (not to say peat), freshly cut grass, bacon and rosette, bourbon vanilla, and some fruits in the background : raspberry, red current. Very powerful nose indeed. Grenadine syrup, fig leafs, a hospital corridor kind of smell mixed with smoked tea which reminds me of the Feis Ile Laproaig from 2018.

    Mouth : first tasting was a bit spoilt because I was really burnt but not on the second one. Reaaally tasty. I would have bet that there was some bourbon influence... But maybe it's just me. No sherry at all anyway (I don't really know what is meant by "Spanish butts").
    Smoked meat, red fruits like raspberry and probably other ones but I'm not a pro in naming red fruits, milk chocolate. Some menthol due to the alcohol, some nice cereal.

    Finish : raspberry eau-de-vie, bee wax, wet malt and cold tabacco ashes.

  26. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Immerenga scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Oh, how nice. What a great first impression????????

    The nose just smells of quality. Fresh, green fruit. Sweet. Delicious

    Hmmm. How can a barrel have such a beautiful influence. Delicious, dry red fruits. The smoke and the booze involved so well. Oh ... just delicious

    Delicious, sweet finish. Could be a tick longer. Very nice. I like it. Simply delicious

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