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Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.16/100
votes
877
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5029704217434
Added on
18 Sep 2010 3:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,77

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877 × member ratings

1831 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

106 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.16 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 87 points Administrator

    If you are a peat head and want to widen your horizon beyond Islay, this Single Malt is waiting to be discovered! At first glance, Ledaig 10 (peated Tobermory) is very reminiscent of Islay malts - but it's less sweet and distinctly different. A complex bouquet of smoked ham, sea salt, citrus fruits and both floral and savory notes hides behind intense, mineral peatiness. The arrival is strong, fresh and quite dry, followed by burned licorice, aniseed and loads of white pepper. Distant maritime notes and hints of mint crown the substantial finish. A first-class malt!

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 87 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Pretty straightforward mildly peated dram, nothing fancy but an OK dram.Tasted in a tasting with line-up of WB ID's 52097, 62558, 69539, 18211, 66055, in that order. 
    • Nose
      Rubbery (the rubber bands the mailman uses - Dutch: postelastiek), peaty, oily (fish oil), pinch of salt. Fresh; pretty straightforward. 
    • Taste
      Quite peaty, a bit oily, citrusy; lemon marmalade. 
    • Finish
      Lemon and apricot marmalade continuing with peatiness, sweeter than on the palate. At the roof of the mouth: smoke of an open fire. 

  3. Bam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A nice standard that does not have to hide from the heavyweights of Islay.
    • Nose
      Nice, strong campfire smoke, with a maritime touch, and some chlorine. Sweet, yellow apples and apricots. Moist hay. Strong malt sweetness, with vanilla and forest honey, interwoven with subtle oak.
    • Taste
      Easy onset, silky mouthfeel. The apples and apricots are there first, together with a malt and honey sweetness, then comes smoke, and again very reserved the oak.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Still the apples and apricots, together with strong smoke. The oak still sounds discreet.

  4. Reakwoon scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Glenjasper scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      That makes you want more. Very nice smoky note with fruit flavors. Unfortunately, a strong alcohol note takes the chance of recognizing other scents.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Fruity aromas and a pleasant smoky taste are dominated by alcohol. And something that reminds you to have been drunk before. But the too strong alcohol taste prevents worse associations.
    • Finish
      69 69
      Ooops. The gastric mucous membranes contract.

      The nose confused, the tongue irritated, the stomach negated.

      And on my gut feeling I will leave this time.

      Ledaig! We will not meet again.

      Sorry for that.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fairly young and wild, a lot of peat, with an interesting, salty aftertaste. Has a little bit of Port Charlotte.

  7. berkman Berkmann scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    NOSE: caramel, damp cowshed (for me somehow typical of Ledaig), more pleasant - not too strong smoke

    MOUTH: sugary sweetness, fruity smoke, some bitter orange

    ABKLANG: warming, the sweetness remains, slightly pleasant bitterness, medium length

    ... a very delicious standard smoker

  8. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoked ham, vanilla, herbs
    • Taste
      Smoke, iodine, salt, sea, Strong tingling on the tongue, herbal notes
    • Finish
      Medium long with smoke

      Good alternative to the Islay whiskys - 88 points

  9. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    First of all, I am not an (Islay) peat lover. I tried several bottles, but I simply do not like it. Spingbank is about the max I can take. But Ledaig is a different thing. A great winter whisky. For sure a BFYB.
    • Nose
      87 87
      This is a dirty smell. I love it. Earthy; salty but sweet.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dominant stinging smoke on the tongue; sweetness as well. Great!
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long and warm.

  10. Usl1978 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

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