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Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.24/100
votes
1016
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
Barcode
5029704217434
Added on
18 Sep 2010 3:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.40

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

114 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.24 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. pdby scored this whisky 86 points 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 |

  3. 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. 

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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,

  5. RomanRekin scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    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.

  6. Koidream scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  7. Echnaton scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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.

  8. 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%

  9. IIIZIII scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    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.

  10. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    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.

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