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Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB172870
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
The Clans Label
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
282
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky-Maniac.de
Added on
23 Dec 2020 9:37 pm by Whisky-Maniac-DE
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.99

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42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 Sb

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. Segens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Lots of smoke, then lemon, papaya & pineapple - I would have guessed Bowmore blindly - this smoke profile reminds me more of an Islay than a Ledaig - alcohol is very well converted even at 61%
    Palate: smoke disappears, but more fruit with papaya, pineapple and peaches
    Finish: The smoke is back and leaves an ashy mouthfeel with a light fruit mix that lingers for minutes.
    Incredible Ledaig with a lot of fruit and even at 61% it doesn't need any water.

  2. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Zinni scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This malt definitely doesn't score with complexity ... But if you like an honest smoker like the Laga 12, you will definitely be happy here! He also swims really well.
    • Nose
      Clean and clear smoke, lots of fresh ash, some green apple and some menthol. Not really complex ... but a wonderful and honest young smoker with no missing notes. A little dirtier with water but still free of missing marks.
    • Taste
      Very dry, chlorine, after a few seconds it really digs into the tongue and won't let go. With water a little sweeter and no longer as biting on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Here, too, dry from the start, a powerful start and a short glowing finish, disappears quite quickly for> 60% and leaves a parched mouth. With water it becomes much more balanced and the taste actually lingers longer on the palate.

  5. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Marvelous Ledaig! Sweet minerality, some faint fruityness and hemp cloth. Adding water gives it some depth. It seems somewhat simple but after some minutes it opens up and displays some subtle fragrant notes. This exactly the style of Ledaig I like.

  6. valasios scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Captain Teague scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Short tasting with some drops of water I felt esp. the nose needed it:

    A yummy ledaig - a walk on a muddy road by the sea. The cask was not over active but very good..: n: Rather Cold smoke ( no bbq for me here), lemonb/yellow fruits , slight glu, ham , burnt wood , a touch of vanilla..seabreaze..some 'landluft' not too much

    in the mouth very briny and costal - slight vanilla..the smoke and the fruits again some umami notes... Pimento...

    lovely long lemncesty salty and ashy finish. Slightly burnt rubber..

    In a BT I would be most likely on Islay not southern shore - on the second sip the ledaig showed himself a bit more...still not too much 'ledaig' in this one..

  8. JBKwb scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, very maritime, hay, smoked fish, alcohol is extremely depressing, lemon, menthol, mint, eucalyptus, grain

      With water:
      Lemon cake, lemon candy, grasses, herbal honey, dried herbs, very slightly cowshed in the background, after a while a few yellow fruits appear
    • Taste
      Herbs, dried herbs, lemon, dried apricot, some wood, salt, really strong smoke and ash

  10. MJ84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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