Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.51/100
votes
1320
Whiskybase ID
WB18211
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5029704217434
Added on
18 sep 2010 3:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.30

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

148 users have left 161 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.51 points.

  1. kofima scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Artus scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  3. kleiburg scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Fine..smell slightly smoky. Old socks and some old fruit.
    Taste. Sour/smoke/some pepper and slightly fruity.
    Finish.. short and dry.
    Great drink for this price..
    89/100

  4. MGHOW scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Quite nice old fashioned minerally peated Scotch. Good barley sugar notes, not the most full bodied but perfectly balanced.

  5. ClixMalt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    8/10 - Great. Good buy for the RRP.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet peat and a malty note at first. Then oranges and fresh pears. A light farmyard smell and a salty note too. A hint of seaweed and fish oil. Vanilla. Lemons and later also eucalyptus in the back.
    • Taste
      Peat again, but also a hint of ashes here. There is a sugary note, some honey too. Sweet pears and lemons. Seasalt. Followed by creamy vanilla and caramel fudge. Later also a touch of black pepper.
    • Finish
      mid-long with peat, caramel fudge, toffee and more of that black pepper here. Slightly salty.

  7. zzqfyl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  8. JoachimV scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      A sweet, earthy smoke scent, marinated fish on the bbq, smoked ham, citrus fruit and also something nutty.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again the marinated fish on the barbecue. Lemon, provencal herbs and honey. Everything is nicely balanced here: the smoke, the sweetness and the salty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A drop of water lengthens the finish. Fairly short without water.

      Nice whisky, definitely a BFYB! Friendly, peated whisky that drinks easily. Not very complex, but tasty!

  9. hzs275 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. bankimate scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For me, Ledaig is mostly in the nose and texture. I like the rest of it too, but those are the stars.

    Overall, the balance of sweet, peat, smoke and salinity is particularly winning, but when I first tried it, many years back, I can remember initially being a little disappointed with the lack of follow-through.

    I'm mostly over that now.

    I'm sure part of it was the inevitable comparison with the Islay big boys, being another salty, peated, Island whisky but Ledaig is its own thing and deserves the respect it has quietly garnered.

    The palate is somewhat understated, but that really works in its favour, letting the thick and coating mouthfeel shine.

    I find I don't really get much flavour until after the fruity pepper impacts and the sweet and salty mixed nuts show up to then fade into a similarly subtle tail, that skilfully tease the smoky maritime notes over a spiced cream finish.

    Very classy stuff and in my mental cabinet with Craigellachie for standout distillery bottlings with amazing value for money.
    • Nose
      Acacia honey, dried apricots, figs and apples, yellow straw and tidy farmyard, cedar sap, cold bbq ash, drift wood. Mrs UMD says it smells oily and industrial, but I'm not getting any of that right now.
    • Taste
      Slightly muted malt and oily approach, suddenly: multicoloured peppercorns, then rich salted-caramel nuts.
    • Finish
      Cinnamon and vanilla cream fortified with brine and ash in a good way.

  12. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    S
    Fruity and peated. Can taste the youth via a spicy finish.

    N
    - Upfront peated barley
    - Young and clean
    - Fresh pears

    P
    - Fruity (mostly pears)
    - Moderately peated
    - Peppery spice

    F
    - Mid-short, semi-dry finish
    - Smoky
    - Peppery spice lingering
    - Subtle coastal saltiness

  13. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    21-22-22-22

  17. Will_iam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Roley scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Noname_Drinker scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    "Burning wood in the sea", that's my description to this whisky. However, there are also some sweetness and fruitiness.

    This whisky is very similar to Talisker 10 but with less pepper notes. For peaty whisky, if you want to try something else than Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Talisker, Port Chalotte, etc., you should definitely try this.

    Edit: I just tried the bottle again and noticed slightly stronger (white) pepper notes during nosing and tasting. Also, the relatively high ABV contributes to the score.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Not-so-straight-forward peaty smoke. First impression is ash, bonfire and citric notes. However, there are a lot of notes behind the smoke like the fruitiness. In general, it is well rounded. However, the smoke is a little bit too weak for me. At least the peaty smoke is distinctive from other distilleries.

      Edit: Just tried it for the fourth time, the smoke is not weak at all. Instead, it is very 'full'. Also, the 'rubbery' note is very pleasant, add 2 more points in nosing.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Saltiness, sweetness with intensive, surrounding smokiness. It has the characteristics of sea. Malt and maybe a tiny bit of dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry, medicine, burnt wood, leather. The finish is medium to long with reduced saltiness. However, It still has strong spiciness.

  20. MGHOW scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Excellent value and good quality peated single malt. Something which is becoming rarer and rarer these days.

    Reminds me of an old fashioned peat beast, minerally, lemon barley sugar, sweet and well balanced.

    Reminds me of many peated malts from the 60's and 70's which I happened to acquire of miniatures of. Old fashioned in that respect. Thank goodness in this day of disappearing age statements and double the price and half the quality malts this one bucks the trend.

  21. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Premium peat.
    First of all, look at the appearance of the bottle, it is really very textured,
    My personal favorite is the dark treated wood cap with Mull's map engraved on it. I've seen so many bottle stoppers, this one has the best texture.
    There is also an image of the distillery on the neck of the bottle, showing the quality of fine quality as a whole.
    It's rare for a whisky packaging design to be so beautiful, score.
    And the alcohol content of 46.3% is very promising.

    The overall drinking experience was very good.
    In the past, the impression of peated malts produced in the non-Ilay Island area seems to be expressed differently from the Islay area (such as Talisker, Highland park, Ardmore, benromach, etc. have their own main features)
    Maybe you want to avoid repeating the image of the feature and Islay?
    But this wine is the same as Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg and other distilleries, completely taking the route of marine peat as the protagonist.
    However, he made his own way in the balance of flowers and fruits and peat (slightly lowered the peat, so that the aroma of flowers and fruits can be highlighted)
    Very memorable.
    The point is his super-friendly price. Although it was revised this year, the price has not changed!
    Really good news for lovers, recommended!
    The taste score is 86 points, plus 1 point for the price, for a total of 87 points.
    • Nose
      The rich floral and fruity aroma is mixed with peat and sea salt.
      This peat taste is similar to Lagavulin, which is marine but not as iodine as Laphroaig.
    • Taste
      Personally think this part is the strength of this malts.
      The first is the aroma of flowers and oranges.
      Immediately followed by the sweetness of honey, followed immediately by the impact of peat,
      But it blends very well with the flowers, fruits and honey in the front. Peat is the protagonist, but it does not completely take away the scene. Instead, it performs harmoniously. It feels a little like Laphroaig quarter cask, but it reduces the peat and woody tones and strengthens the flowers. Fruity and sweet.
      Perfect.
    • Finish
      The fruity and smoky continuation should be quite long for a whisky of this age.

  22. NicolasHu scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    nothing special, smoky and sweet on the nose. Dry on the taste. Short. Simple whisky. Price value probably very good

  23. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fits. Great value for money. A very tasty young smoker.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Nice, clear, fresh smoke. Lemon, anise, salt, eucalyptus, vanilla. Also has a bit of a flower meadow.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Dry and stronger than your nose would suggest. I also find the alcohol strength very appropriate. The peat is very present, plus a little pepper, salt, medicine, honey and eucalyptus (good candy).
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, smoke, sweetness, eucalyptus.

  24. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  25. Don Cassi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose immediately starts with the typical Ledaig smelly association of cowshed (hay + manure) and sauerkraut, plus some citrus and seaweed. There is a trace of ash behind it. Overall relatively fresh and fruity.

    In the mouth it is creamy, fruity, a little ashy and salty.

    The finish starts out very fruity-sweet-sour-salty, before the oak and smoke settle over it in a melange of sea air, ash and chocolate.
    Length: 6/10

    Grandiose, island-typical standard bottling and worlds better than the non-smoky bottling.

    Grade: 2+

  26. aw-home scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Phenolic peat smoke with ripe citrus fruits, honey, maritime and floral notes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Peat smoke with maritime notes, ripe citrus fruits, honey, aniseed and oak aromas.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Long with a maritime note, peat smoke, honey, citrus fruits and oak aromas.

  27. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig 10, consumed Feb 2019. Aroma is burnt candyfloss, Loveheart sweets mixed with peat, lemonbalm mixed with plasters. Fun aroma. Taste is punchy peat, has a rough-and-ready sort of flavour profile that doesn't quite come together but whose individual aspects are great. The peat is nice - this is south Islay sort of peating levels. The cakey strawberry, vanilla, oak, raspberry background is at odds. Either on their own would be very nice, but together there's a disconnect. That breathy burnt wood peat is lovely on the aftertaste. Not far away from being very good. Bonkers. 3.4/81

  28. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose has a very maritime and fishy profile with notes of oily grilled fish, seaweeds, smoked citrus fruits and cream.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste starts off peaty and gets even stronger with a fishy pepperiness, hints of seaweeds and a slight vanilla taste.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium lenght and fades away gently with a nice maritume notes followed by fish oil and vanilla.

  29. Buscator scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  30. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, smooth and consistent, with branded rubber. Good 10!
    • Nose
      The famous sweet rubber, bread crumbs, rice porridge with apples, a little smoked, faded ash, citrus, mineral, sour aroma of barn and a little roasted hay, green apple, iodine, walnuts, peat, vanilla. Fresh, lively aroma, but without alcoholism.
    • Taste
      Juicy, citrus, smoky, sweet, almonds, fruit dried compote.
    • Finish
      Smoky, warm, long, sweet rubber, ash, tar, salt.

  31. hafssol scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Tasted after enjoying the Tobermory 10. Really fantastic malt, lightly peated and richly flavoured of vanilla and yellow fruit. Powerful and nearly balsamic finish, definitely matching the top of my favourites.

  32. Teomarg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  33. Foudos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  34. Malthead19 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    light color, straw

    - relatively angular and strong for a 10 year old
    - interesting, but definitely not for beginners
    • Nose
      Smoke (in the background), strong, alcoholic malty note, hint of fruit, citrus
    • Taste
      strong and powerful start, smoke development on the palate, peppery and slightly hot (spiciness), subtle sweetness and also salty, saliva stimulating, somewhat medicinal
    • Finish
      long, strong finish, the 46% clearly noticeable here, afterburner in the aftertaste that does not want to end

  35. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet smoke, sweet wood, menthol candies, steak, tree bark, hashler, eiskafe, sea salt, mushrooms, omelette
    • Taste
      sweet, smoked fish, lime, deep smoke, soil
    • Finish
      lemon, salty, dried fruit, tea

  36. Teomarg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  37. Matt80 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Immediately a strong wood fire, an underlying sweetness reminiscent of strawberry bonbons, a little spice and a slightly mouldy damp note. With time there's a hint of burnt toffee.

      With water - the wood smoke is less overwhelming and the burnt toffee is more prominent.
    • Taste
      Powerful wood smoke which has quite a kick at 46.3%. Hints of lapsong souchang tea, a little salt but lots of pepper.

      With water - less smoke than previously but a little spiciness comes through.
    • Finish
      Long, long finish with the wood smoke, salt and pepper lasting until the bitter end. Some oak comes through.

      With water - medium/long that ends with a real peppery burst.

  38. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    An okay entry level Ledaig, but I feel you get more with Highland Park 10, Caol Ila 12, or Laphroaig 10, depending on how much peat you like.
    • Nose
      Tar candy sans that heavy Islay peat, so rather Ledaig, but just a wisp farminess or dirty hay to be found, thankfully. Some saltwater as well, and this sweetness that's similar to what Laphroaig 10 has these days.
    • Taste
      Sadly, flatter than the nose would lead you to believe. The tar candy flavours are dominant, with a bit of yeastiness in the back, and an ever-present sweetness. The peat is on the quiet side, at least compared to most of the 10yo-ish Ledaig single casks I've tried. It's an okay dram, but feels a bit lackluster. Is this first fill bourbon, or a mix containing 1st fill? If you roll it around in the mouth a bit, you get the ghost of chalk, and the highland-style peat bites slightly harder.
    • Finish
      The finish is unimpressive. The peat burns in the gums for a while, and the saltwater-sweet tar-mix stays for a bit, but otherwise it's rather quiet here.

  39. Kilo1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A delicious smokehouse, perhaps, deserves respect. Would take a bottle of smoky dry taste.

  40. Paszko scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    [2017-12-08] A pleasant balance between sweetness and peat.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Pretty intense and lively. Chocolate, herbs, some smoke and leather.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy, milk chocolate, chilli, a lot of peat, some herbs in the background.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long, heating, vanilla, oak, peat.

  41. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  42. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  43. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  44. Jabarkas scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A great peated version of Tobermory. Easier to drink than Ardbeg Ten. But slightly less interesting.
    • Nose
      Peat, sourness, slightly chemical, maritime notes. Very sweet. Nose is very pleasant on this one.
    • Taste
      Nice mild combination of sweet and peat. Honey. Some maritime notes. A bit of nuts.
    • Finish
      Short peat finish. Black tea. A bit of dark chocolate perhaps? In here it should do slightly better.

  45. Svarttt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Neat dram with reasonable ABV, age and nice smoke. Somewhat sticky / musty in the finish.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  46. Finn2206 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good non-islay peaty whisky

  47. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    My little Ledaig 10,

    I recently saw that Tobermory had revamped you. I am not convinced by your new adornment and preferred your old clothes.
    I hope that your taste will remain unchanged, as you knew how to make me discover an earthy peat different from that of Islay's neighbors.
    You are and will remain I believe, my darling regarding the 10yo.

  48. Koidream scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  49. Echnaton scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A beautiful malt with a lot to discover.
    • Nose
      85 85
      First smoke, citrus fruits, a herbal spicy hay note, a bit alcoholic
    • Taste
      85 85
      A very dominant sweetness covers the smoke, but on the tip of the tongue a little alcoholic spiciness, notes of caramel and light fruits.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Hints of chocolate that quickly turn into a bitterness that lingers on the palate for some time.

  50. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting Dec 2018
    Tasted blind, I cannot agree with many positive reviews. On the nose I like it quite well with fruit notes that play around the smoke - unfortunately they are not found in the mouth. Here only sweet and intense peat, quite one-dimensional and spicy - would have bet on 50 rather than 46%

  51. IIIZIII scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    2018.08.07
    • Nose
      Very strong vegetal peat. For me, everything else is overwhelmed ny the over peatiness. A spirit like tobermory should not see any peat in my opinion.
    • Taste
      Thick, dense, mouthcoating. The actual texture is fine, probably because the presentation is spot on.

  52. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The relationship to the Tobermory 10 is clear. But just with a portion of smoke that breaks through stronger than expected. I like it very much and could serve as an alternative to young Islay standards.
    • Nose
      Light fruits, but more towards citrus than fruit like the Tobermory 10, fruity sweetness, herbal smells and above all cold, acrid smoke.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the smoke is intensified again and fills the mouth. A herbaceous-maritime-smoky impression with slight sweetness in the background arises.
    • Finish
      harsh, ashy, spicy, it lingers then also medium.

  53. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Sea, warm, with the aroma of fish oil, smoked citrus, seaweed and cream, the taste is dry, with light bitterness, with notes of smoked mackerel with bread, honey and a creamy dessert with vanilla, medium-long finish, slightly dries, with nuances of iodine, smoked fish and dusty rags.
    I was pleasantly surprised, the aroma is generally direct to me, a creamy-malt sweet with hints of peat and sea. Dry straight perfect in moderation. For a decade, but for such a price - this is a bomb.

    RATING: 86pts - [n22, t21, f22, b21] → | 86-89: Remarkable |

  54. Dagobert scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Light smoke, hay, pear, wet undergrowth
    • Taste
      82 82
      Easy medical
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long, peat, wet wood, moss

  55. Bam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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.

  56. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 87 points Super Administrator

    If you are a peathead 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

  57. LordIslay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  58. Glenjasper scored this whisky 80 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.

  59. 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.

  60. berkman Berkmann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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

  61. 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

  62. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  63. Islaywolf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  64. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I knew the maritime peat, the medicinal peat, here is the filthy peat! It's fatty, barely iodized, but mostly ash and dust, it's deep, tar scrapes nostrils well. Tire, soot, plastic, sludge, charcoal, anything that stains. A hint of lemon all the same, and apricot. Behind, exotic fruits, mango, passion fruit. Smoke.
    On the palate, very oily peat, light lemon, vague hints of caramel, liquid honey, coarse salt, more dust. It's perfectly balanced, the finish is pleasant, the lemon increases in power, it is almost candied, then it's pepper, but not strong, very long in the mouth, good retro-olfaction. It's heavy.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/05/ledaig-10-yo-463-original-bottling-core.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  65. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pretty straightforward, smoky nose. Of course you have to like the Ledaig smoke. I like the. In the mouth then also straight and strong. Anis, which I often have with Tobermory / Ledaig, I also find here. That actually does exactly what one expects from such a malt. And he does it well for the price.

  66. Kachnak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  67. whiskyd scored this whisky 59 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      58 58

  68. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A beautiful island whisky, which is due to its pleasant, but not too obtrusive smoke, which also gives light notes of sweetness, freshness and salt room, especially for beginners and friends of basically un-breathed whisky. Reminds me of this target group strongly to the Talisker 10.
    • Nose
      86 86
      At first clear but pleasant smoke (soft leather, maybe a little bit of bacon and tobacco), then sweet sweet notes are added. Salt and light seasoning.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The smoke surprisingly gives way to a sweetness that goes in the direction of raisins and is now giving way to the oak. Fresh but pleasant. Not biting.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Weak oak lets the whisky fade away.

  69. mikespike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very fine malt! The Ledaig was a catastrophe for a while - in the 90s there was really bad Plörre on the way. And now ... very fine thing. A fine combination of sweetness that hits the Ledaig smoke. In addition also a Leadiag gum note, which is typical for this malt. If you fill this high quality distillate in Sherry Casks then things like the signature bottlings from 2004 and 2005 come out. Great!
    Also this Basic version is very well spent money. Recommended!

  70. Punktar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    That is definitely something for me. Pleasant, medium-heavy smoke. First some peat, then rather cold wood smoke. Quite maritime echoes and citrus fruits. This is not a pure peat bomb, but a young and strong single malt. I like it a lot!
    • Nose
      85 85
      First, some peat with a slight alcoholic, not disturbing. He smells young and strong with a coastal touch. In the background a flower meadow.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Immediately some alcohol on the palate and strong wood smoke on the tongue, to light citrus notes. Something indefinable about bright fruit and something very slightly metallic about everything. The smoke dominates and it is pleasant.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, smoky and warm.

  71. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Conclusion: "snappy", tasty, rich, perfectly balanced sample. Definitely - one of the best, regular, 10-year releases. The necessary thing in the home bar!
    Rating: 87 (n22, t21, f21, b23)
    • Nose
      87 87
      Aroma: filled with pleasant burning notes of pepper, shades of the sea (iodine, salt, algae) and thick, luxurious smoke. Deeper - a rubber tourniquet, a gas mask, bandages, footcloths, tarpaulin boots, mushrooms, the dampness of the autumn forest, the swamp. Mmm ... Class!
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is dominated by spicy spices, iodine, smoked butterfish, burnt sugar, burnt bread and a drop of lime on the fire. All these sweet-salty and smoky-sour-bitter nuances, strangely enough, perfectly agree with each other.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Finish: long, juicy and bright, completely repeating the taste palette - the same harmonious and combining seemingly incongruous.

  72. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The entire review is available on mrbarleycorn.com
    • Nose
      Superficially intensive peat smoke. I think of a smokehouse. There is honey, herbs, fresh hay, a flower meadow and fine citrus notes. In depth, I discover notes of white wine, vanilla and a maritime, fresh impact.
    • Taste
      Again, the smoke is above everything. This is accompanied by a fine sweetness and a nice tingling on the tongue, as well as bright fruit and honey. Something mineral comes the young Ledaig therefore, which I like very much. Slightly earthy, towards the end neat pepper and slightly dry bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky, some oak with even more bitter notes and at the same time sweetness.

  73. Grutslurp scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Quite easy-drinking and mild for such a peaty whisky. Almost a peaty whisky for the summertime.
    • Nose
      Fresh citrusy peat, somewhat herbal.
    • Taste
      Ashier peat, sweet and grainy.
    • Finish
      Mild ashy peat.

  74. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  76. cnnssr scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    A nice alternative to Islay peatiness. Slightly reminiscent of Caol Ila and Laphroaig, but less medicinal.
    • Nose
      Sealine smokiness, seashells, black tea, brine, some faint sourness and sweetness and a hint of mint.
    • Taste
      Minerallic and dry peat, liquorice, vanilla, sweet and sour and some saltiness.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, lingering peat, brine and a little lapsang souchong.

  77. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A perfectly balanced rubber mole, gradually revealing its advantages in the tasting process - from overwhelmingly rubbery aroma through a warm powerful woody-rubber taste to an acid-sweet aftertaste. Tasty, tasty, maybe not sophisticated enough, but with a vivid memorable character, for a dozen - excellent
    • Nose
      Rubber - gas mask, medical rubber stoppers, odors dressings, light smoky notes - dry cooled coals, dry peat, dusty boards, barely perceptible notes of rosin and dried fruits. Not spirtuzen.
    • Taste
      Rubber, wood bitterness, burnt sugar, again rubber, white pepper, sweet and sour pasta from dried apricots - the taste is rich and deep, begins as a continuation of the fragrance, but is not limited to its scope and opens up in breadth and depth.
    • Finish
      Peppery, bitter-sweet oak, powerful, compote-dried fruit notes in the background. Prolonged.

  78. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The mull from Mull is a very great smoker, which shows that also off Islay excellent island malts arise. Complex smoke, honest transparent 10 years, good strength with 46.3%, pleasant fruitiness on the palate, affordable. Succeeded.
    • Nose
      This malt has a wonderful phenolic nose; and on the one hand sulfur, on the other hand also campfires and never gets unpleasant. Then follow a little vanilla and light grapes, very classic, and as befits an island whisky, is also a nice pinch of sea salt in the game.
    • Taste
      This Ledaig comes with beautiful grape sweetness, covered with a little vanilla, in the mouth. The whole is enveloped by pleasant campfire smoke, which soon becomes spicier, peatier, more medicinal. The alcohol is never felt, the bright fruits play with the smoke flavors a very entertaining match.
    • Finish
      The finish is short to medium, the fruity-smoky palate characteristics continues.

  79. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  80. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  81. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, full-bodied peat, lemon, and dried grass! On the palate, riot of smoky peat, or peat smoke with pronounced peppery spices and yellow fruits (lemon, vanilla) In the finish, strong scents of peat and lemon a little confit A good dram, considering the price, simple also on typical flavors that can be found in a more subtle way on older finishes.

  82. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    salty, quite a lot of peat, smoked ham, maritime, some sweet vanilla, green grapes, hint of citrus, malt, grassy. fine ABV. very enjoyable and drinkable dram!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  83. valery77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  84. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  85. 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. 

  86. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty peat nose whisky, could well come from Islay and plays in the local standard OA peat range 10-12 in terms of taste and price (~ 40 €) easily and the 46.3% are doing well. So if Laphi & co. get bored, look for Mull!
    • Nose
      Acid and salt tickle something in the nose, musty old jetty, earth, some disinfectant (a hint of menthol fresh?) And a large vanilla pudding / white chocolate
    • Taste
      first creamy-sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, slightly overripe banana, then comes bitter the smoke, ashes, pepper and salt, dark chocolate, burned toast
    • Finish
      long, pepper, coffee, some licorice

  87. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nothing wrong with that. A little bit simple and soft. Well balanced.
    • Nose
      Light sweetness nicely combined with smokiness. Floral and soft. Some citrus and salt tones. Somewhat iodine far away in the background.
    • Taste
      Especially a pepper that comes out, on top of the relatively subtle smokiness combined with the sweetness. Floral notes disappear and citrus appears.
    • Finish
      Smokiness really comes through now. Long and drying, with especially that pepperiness that comes through. Also light wood tones and some cloves.

  88. Jamievandingen scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A nice soft smoky whisky.

  89. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This dram took me to the farm but what an adventure. Original but not for me.
    • Nose
      Farm peat, that feels the stable with full nose.
    • Taste
      After feeling the stable here we are with straw and horse dung smoked in the mouth ... hard :)
    • Finish
      Long on smoke and ashes ...

  90. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant, insular, peat issue - anyway, nothing for sensuals :)
    • Nose
      Strong woodiness, vanilla, malt, delicate spiciness and crunchiness
    • Taste
      In taste vanilla-salty, spicy, sea tones, citrus fruits, peat
    • Finish
      In reverberation burned gum, spices and peat

  91. vb_bembel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  92. dRambo scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  93. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Complex. Smoke fish, dry sea shell, rusty, fish net and mineral. Nutty
    sweet, white pepper with hints of medicinal and iodine.

    P- Rich and flavoursome, sweet and spicy smokes with touch of liquorice and almond, fresh and cooling.

    F- Long, smooth and evolving. Soft pepper heats carry on and on. A boom compare to the sorrow old batch of the 10Y.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  94. natter1957 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  95. LordIslay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  96. Whisky_Philippe scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky, but it does not last too long. Fair whisky for the price.
    • Nose
      Low smoke, light maritime notes, citrus notes, light caramel
    • Taste
      Light caramel sweetness, Low smoke, Citrus notes, Low salt
    • Finish
      short finish, salty, peppery, fruit notes (citrus, apple sour)

  97. Whisky_Philippe scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75

  98. pianoman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Moist smoke, lemon peel. Sour apple rings. Hay, sawdust.
    • Taste
      Fire. Lemon ice cream. A trace of malt, some ashes.

  99. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A solid, light smoker who does not come from Islay. I like it very well, especially at the price (about 40 € as of September '16)
    • Nose
      a little smoke coming over with medical iodine; reminds a little of used gauze bandages; slightly maritime-salty; somehow he seems stale and stale; a light spiciness resonated behind the smoky / medicinal aromas; with a little time comes vanilla alcohol is well integrated;
    • Taste
      subtle smoke; creamy and silky; the tingling begins only delayed; now comes a little vanilla and bitter oak; Pepper and a bit of nutmeg; Apricots and bananas ?; a little brown sugar and coffee; the spicy and bitter notes dominate; slightly dry
    • Finish
      short to medium length; Salt and pepper; now I can also guess bright fruits like apples and apricots; it remains peppery-spicy with ginger on the palate; At the end, the oak again presses in the throat;

  100. Gaija scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's definitely well above average to me. Price-wise it's a no brainer, it's unique in its style. That warm and opulent cheesy side is to be found in no entry-level Islay offering. It can get very complex after an hour of aeration, and it's well worth it. A very daring - and rightfully so - effort on what anti-Islay peatiness can be. I say well done, and long live this unusual and characterful spirit.
    • Nose
      Melted cheese is striking here. Savoyard nose, definitely. A fatty raclette with coarse salt and cured ham. Opulent and delicious so far. The sulfury and rubbery notes are there, but quite discrete, just good. Gets "fresher" with long aeration, with olive oil, earth, ... and then a very clear fruity side after ~45 minutes of aeration : pears, rosewater, melon, menthol ... totally unexpected and pretty amazing !
    • Taste
      Round, salty, oily peat. Yummy. Very creamy, with quite a lot of pepper, hay fire. Gets more herbal with bitter orange, liquorice and tarragon.
    • Finish
      Citrus fruits linger while a steady maltiness builds up, full of burnt bread crust, cork, tobacco ... very pleasant.

  101. Pyromann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice balanced taste and aroma, good and characteristic whisky. There's a lot of untypical salinity here.
    • Nose
      Salinity, but sometimes sweetness, a little smoke in the background, some synthetics. Some rotten flesh can be felt when the nose is buried in a glass and long stretch. Dead crabs.
    • Taste
      Heavier, soft taste, slightly smoky peat character. The taste continues what smells. Distinctive, interesting, a bit quirky whisky.
    • Finish
      Peat - smoky, distinctive and shorter.

  102. Snerik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Good stuff indeed! And could indeed challenge/fit into an Islay tasting. 
    • Nose
      Notes of citrus, peat smoke, white bread, creasy fireplace and mint. Very pleasant nose, in an uncomplicated way. 
    • Taste
      It has an acidic and easy mouthfeel with notes of citrus, honey, orange marmalade and very pleasant peaty (not overwhelmingly and erasing, rather balanced and complementing). 
    • Finish
      The finish is long, rather fresh and much alive. Finishes of with a good dose of that delicate peat and orange marmalade. 

  103. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Just a good peated whisky. Full taste with mainly the (aroma and taste) characteristics of a peated whisky: Smoky, peat, some peppery, salmiak / liquorice. Other obvious odor and taste influences that you still find on some more complex peated whiskys (fruitiness for example) I did not find back, but from a 10yo it is not surprising.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  104. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A real 'peat', with not too much depth / complexity.
    • Nose
      Salty, peat, leather, amonia-like, smoke. After a while some fruit comes along, a little melon.
    • Taste
      Salmiak, peat. Some peppery. Initially a dry mouthfeel, as if I have powder in my mouth ?! (Edit: In a second session that powdery was not there). Something sweet, vanilla, honey in the distance.
    • Finish
      Peppery, peat, dry, medium. Salmiak, licorice, liquorice. Smoky.

  105. Dyno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  106. Daan Tje scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  107. Opeth83 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  108. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great drops for the price!
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, campfire, a hint of caramel, a quick thought of engine oil, malt, lemon cake
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet caramel, of course, smoke, but harmoniously integrated, a little vanilla, a little orange, some salt,
    • Finish
      long, slightly warming, black pepper, a little chili, a lot of smoke,

  109. domani scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly in the nose and in the mouth. The alcohol and aromas are carried mild and soft. The sweetness and the smoke harmonize very well - 13.02.2016
    • Nose
      Strong, warming smoke, smoked bacon, a bit salty, cereals, vanilla, pear
    • Taste
      Intense smoky, sweet vanilla, cereals, slightly oily, surprisingly mild
    • Finish
      medium

  110. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    very worthwhile to spend time with and money on a non-Islay peated whisky. The youthfulness is beneficial to the smoke, but restricts definition in nose and taste. Promising.
    • Nose
      w/o water - fruit sweet. Fresh soury smoke. black pepper, salt, cooked french beans.
      w/ water - grape sourness, light smoke. green and ripe bananas, freshly ground black pepper
    • Taste
      w/o water - soft, sweet arrival. Development of citrus, dark chocolate and smoke.
      w/ water - light, sweet arrival. Black pepper and smoke development. Very dry and warm
    • Finish
      w/o water - dry smoke, medium long
      w/ water - very dry, intense smoke, medium long

  111. NcOne scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Nice peaty dram. Bit oily. Some pepper notes. Peat follows from nose to finish. Good saltiness. 
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  112. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a local whiskyshop tasting 

    Nose: sour peat, some cured cheese. Sweet.

    Taste: Peppery arrival. Nice oily mouthfeel. Salty and sweet. 

    Finish: ashy and sour

  113. Daan Tje scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  114. emptycask scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A full bodied, not to complex peat experience.

    Nose : Heavy on the peat, hint of pcp, some licorice sweetness, salty dried seaweed, green apples.

    Taste: Similar to the nose, but with a nice hint of pepper, in the development the TCP notes are more dominant and also got some wood tannins which worked very nicely.

    Finish: Reasonable of length, with the salty / peppery ending.

    My go to daily peat experience for this winter, very satisfied and pleasantly surprised by this malt.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  115. Vince scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    How very odd--had a much more negative impression of a similar bottling for the US market that I drank about a year back.  batch variation, moody drinker (me?), oxidizing in the bottle, or an ultra-moody whisky?  Or all of the above?  Will never know. 

  116. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Harshly peated young whisky. I find that the slightly industrial, heavy character of Tobermory suits this style. In the meantime be aware that these aggressive aromas will only appeal to people with a really particular taste. Because this whisky is loaded with brine, phenol, ashes, seaweed. It is spirit-driven, metallic and oily with traces of heather. Apart from that you won't find many signs of maturation. The finish brings a clearer smoke and a nice sweetness.
    SGP:226
    2015.11.

  117. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    I was
    given a less than half full opened bottle which had been sitting around in this
    condition for some time, so I’m unsure if my review is a true reflection as
    this particular bottle may have gone off. There was a slight cheesiness on the nose, there was very little peatiness and the finish was weak.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  118. Agrajag scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  119. Ultimo scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      91 91

  120. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Reasonable but the profile loses marks because it is one dimensional.

    A malt for peat heads who like it simple, IE peat, peat and more peat 
    • Nose
      Brine, lemon, peat, fresh cream and slight strawberry?
    • Taste
      Much more peat than on the nose, thick and mouth coating.

      Substantial but not much taste other then peat and some biscuit and hints of lemon/lime.
    • Finish
      Quite long and warming.

  121. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  122. Shane_IL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A great peaty whisky, also cheap and readily available.
    • Nose
      Salty seaside breeze. Earthy peat. Green Apples. Custard. Rubber. Unsmoked cigars (the smell that hits you when you open a humidor). Lemon drops. Bit of ash, but very refined. Some honey porridgey notes show up after a bit.  
    • Taste
      Big dollop of earthy peat. Some lemon rind. Thick, creamy porridge. Lots of salt. Peppery spice. Engine oil. 
    • Finish
      Medium, Lingering rubber and smoke, some earthy notes. Some wood char and sweet toffee as well. 

  123. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  124. hfos scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  125. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Ledaig 10
    Tasted 2015-09-19 @ Vaddern:
    Sweet honey, floral, very light peat tint, full-bodied
    G strong, spicy pepper on, complex warm wood aromas with caramel-soaked baklava
    Wow - 85

  126. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  127. lrb85 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  128. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice if you like peat and not much else.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  129. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    better than in my memory
    but nothing special
    a smoky whisky with maritime hints - that's it
    • Nose
      Smoke, but what kind?
      smoking tires in the campfire
      fruity, slightly herbaceous and subtle spices
      distant sea
    • Taste
      Smoke + sweetness + sea
      that's it already
      pretty little
    • Finish
      Ash and sweet oak

  130. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  131. Fight65 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A slightly flat leather with no volume and a very dry finish on the tongue.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  132. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I really liked it. I love this fragrance that others define as a stable smell. I am always of the opinion that a cow dung would have slipped into the peat.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  133. ASWhisky scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    very nice for every day, sometimes so
    • Nose
      the small Ledaig cowshed
      maritime notes in the background
      a little musty
      yellow fruit
    • Taste
      thin
      slight alcohol note
      some chocolate
      a hint of maritime
      few bright fruit flavors
    • Finish
      dark chocolate
      smoke
      kind

  134. Bishlouk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A good introduction to farm peat for those who would like to try it at a lower cost. The nose is more interesting than the rest, I personally find.
    • Nose
      Typically Ledaig: dry peat moss. A little vanilla too, and lemon; accompanied by yeast. Straw mixed with lemon begins to tingle in the nose when you smell a moment.
    • Taste
      Pretty wise and flat. Always present straw, vanilla and malt. A little pear too. The mouth lacks tone, I think; she never "takes off".
    • Finish
      Short. Straw smoke rises in the nose, and a pinch of pepper appears.

  135. Guntis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  136. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The notes of user "zinaf" are really great, I think (no kidding). Didn't got the baby vomit so I voted some points less.

    For this price this one is just a killa !

  137. Ivynor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    First disappointed in 2012, I stand by my opinion. ledaig can do so much better ...
    • Nose
      dry peat, a little vegetal, but especially a lot of lemon, a little seaweed, and cold ashes
    • Taste
      the whole is really discreet, not very complex and quite disappointing for the power. We find a little ash, lemon and peat, all through a dry texture. Short passage in the mouth
    • Finish
      dry, grassy and earthy

  138. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  139. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  140. drkrylov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  141. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A very decent whisky in its price class.
    • Nose
      Wood, peat, gingerbread, straw, apricot jam, salt, broth and overripe oily fruit like papaya. With water leather of a saddle.
    • Taste
      Peat, dark chocolate, pepper, citrus, almond, vanilla, oak, salt and hazelnut.
    • Finish
      Chocolaty peat, grainy gingerbread, vanilla, salt and lime.

  142. nlsanand scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    This whisky delivers the peat smoke flavour. Definitely a smokey oily whisky, delivering what it promises. I commend them for this. This whisky tastes better with a bit of water (and I often don't like very much water with my whisky).
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  143. Taita scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Although a rather young nose the taste and finish are nice and full-grown 
    • Nose
      citric, mowed grass, green tea, peat smoke of course
    • Taste
      Sweet, mild,  marmelade, oak, oily on a peat smoke base
    • Finish
      marmelade, peat smoke, oily and some herbs remain middle long

  144. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  145. zinaf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I am vary happy to have tried this one. It is a unique profile that I find real fun. 
    • Nose
      Iodine; then comes the Tobermory's salt & brine. With time turns into something I call baby vomit (an asset in my book, mind you). Some mature cheese. 

      Water unlocks a hint of vanilla sugar. This vanilla sweetness increases with more time in the glass.
    • Taste
      Starts smooth but then you feel some prickles. Very medicinal in a Laphroaig fashion. Interesting that it reminds of Islay peaters. Water again is a key to the sweet side of the whisky but it is very gentle.
    • Finish
      Short with some spices.

  146. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    this is a drinking whisky
    • Nose
      peat, smoke, salty, young, malty and seaweed
    • Taste
      thin, some polish, roasted barley, caramel and some meat - gravy
    • Finish
      vanilla, smoke - smoked ham, some honey and lemon

  147. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    This is all together a nice malt, despite the young
    age. Did you know, by the way, that Ledaig is Gaelic for safe haven? There, you
    have learned something after all. Around 35 to 40 EUR. Thanks, Pat!
    • Nose
      The nose is very peaty and slightly medicinal, but at
      the same time has a sweet and grassy side to it. Hints of cornflakes. Touch of
      salt. Citrus and heather. A bit of farmer butter. You could easily believe to
      be on Islay when sniffing this blind. Do not leave
      it to breath for too long, but a little rubber may then appear.
    • Taste
      It is a bit sweeter and drying on the palate. The salt
      takes control, while the sweet fruit gives its best shot and getting through.
      Nice body. A bit creamy. Dried flowers, now. Spices: ginger and black pepper.
    • Finish
      The smoke and some liquorice shine through on the
      medium long finish.

  148. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  149. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Clear with immediate smell of sweet smoky notes, with the pleasant aromas Island.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoky notes, with spicy notes of pepper. Delicious salty malt flavor and creamy vanilla aromas
    • Finish
      Medium long, hot and spicy with aromas of liquorice and cloves.

  150. Cast Olila scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  151. Junior scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

     quite some body for such a young whisky

    Place: Malt Whisky Corner Knesselare
    • Nose

      thick peat; citrus notes
    • Taste
      toffee; a mild peatiness; bit of pine
    • Finish
      mild peat; relatively short finish

  152. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    To try on a cigar!
    • Nose
      1st rather special nose. On the burned peat.
      Second interesting nose.
    • Taste
      Mouth powerful, peaty and smoke.
      Long aromas on the palate.
    • Finish
      Long.

  153. mmaclean scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not bad! Not my favorite because of the medicinal flavor and car polish tones to it.
    • Nose
      Sweet smokiness, floral seaside aromas
    • Taste
      Mint chocolate, vanilla, peaty, wax polish, creosote
    • Finish
      Spicy peppery, lingering saltiness with vibrant liquorice

  154. mmaclean scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is not bad, not great either. Sweet briny, mild antiseptic, wax polish, floral seaside aromas. Taste of medicinal flavors and spicy pepper, some vanilla, smoke and malt. Body is tantalizing. Finish is spicy white pepper with cloves and salty ocean water, with hints of liquorice
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  155. mmaclean scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I have traveled through the Isle of Mull and visited this side of Scotland where the MacLean`s came from. Ledaig has always been a favorite of mine because of that. This is a nice whisky to start friends on that long journey through the vast differences of what to expect from this region.

  156. Feusi scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Fresh citrus with a nice smoke and some floral notes. The fruity sweetness with a gentle sea brize on the palate is realy nice. It have a rather short finish, but overall not so bad dram.

  157. MARS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Marine nose with iodine, pear and some new make, fireworks powder. There`s a farmy side of seaweed and lemon.

    It is well melted, powerful, slightly aggressive and bold.

    Taste: Lemon, oily, sweet, spicy (no trace of wood). There are also mint tea (a lot) and licorice. The whole is melted.

    Finish: greasy smoke and lemon galore. It is sweet and spicy

    (still no trace of wood). There is mint, lots of tea, licorice,

    vegetables and traces of exotic fruit and grapefruit.

    It`s cool and sickly at once.

  158. hsmithjr scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I bought a bottle. After having not been really pleased with former bottles from Ledaig, I have to say that this is very good. Most doubters may be changing their opinion as well. Good job, mates!

  159. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Sorry, I have a soft spot for peated non-islays...
    • Nose
      Peat ++, ashy o, broth/cold o, new shoe/sneakers (inlays) o, chalk o/-, some faint citrus notes o/-, rubber - (not sulphuric imo) (81)
    • Taste
      smoke / peat +, some fruity/notes & sweetness (not artificial per se, a bit like sweetener sweet though). (84)
    • Finish
      sweetness abruptly turns into ash with salt & even some sour sub-notes. surprisingly satisfying, despite some metallic notes and not being overly long or complex. What it leaves is a nice minty smoky flavour (85)

  160. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    I would describe this as a 'minty peat style' whisky.

    Well made.

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