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Ledaig 2010 TWJ

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB169529
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Vintage
10.2010
Bottled
10.2020
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Ex Oloroso Cask
Casknumber
04014-1
Number of bottles
141
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2020 10:08 am by thewhiskyjury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 110.57

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2010 TWJ

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bursting with Character

    Last summer I tried the first Ledaig bottled by Belgian bottler The Whisky Jury (the tasting notes are only just published, apologies), but here is Joeri with two new releases. This time it’s a former oloroso sherry cask that yielded 141 bottles available for the general public, while at the same time he launched a second cask – number 04014-2 – of a similar cask type and the same amount of bottles but with a slightly different ABV, exlusively for Angelo Jabob’s shop TastToe. Let’s start with cask 04014-1, because the ABV is slightly lower.

    Ka-boom! I have only just put my nose in the glass and I’m sold already. Molded wood, chocolate, soot, smoked fish, butterscotch, ashes, toffee, oyster sap, vanilla… it goes up and down between de ontamed DNA of the house and the sweetness of the sherry cask. But after a bit of breathing it’s the sweetness in this Ledaig that starts to dominate, on this stunning nose.

    It’s nicely creamy on the palate. Peat, citrus fruit (oranges), aniseed, mint, pepper, earth, vanilla, brackish water and chili pepper… it keeps going. Perfect strength by the way. The cask influence is more subtle than on the nose. The dirty character of the distillery stays in the lead. Wonderfully smoky.

    Long, mildly drying finish with some soot at the death.

    Ledaig as it should be. Good, smoky, a bit dirty and bursting with character. Sold!

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2020/12/23/young-peaty/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Thx TWJ for the generous sample :-)
    • Nose
      Mulberry, medlar, mirabelle, light touch of rhubarb, pine nuts, raclette cheese, pistols.
    • Taste
      BBQ meat, autumn scents, cigar box, nut mix, light ashes, Heeren van Ruysdaal cigars.
    • Finish
      Pretty closed. Lacks some punch.

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A layer of peat and a sour note from lemons mixed with green apples. A little bit of chocolate and butterscotch too. Brine and an earthy note which reminds me of mushrooms. A cheesy note in the background. And a faint hint of mint. Very nice!
    • Taste
      A creamy mouthfeel. Peat again and it’s somewhat ashy. Tobacco leaves. A hint of raisins, but also fresh blueberries. Caramel. Honey. Dark Chocolate. An earthy note. Then it goes towards mint. Cinnamon and a pinch of anise. A little bit of liquorice too.
    • Finish
      Long and briny. With a handful of spices and a bit of smoke.

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