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Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.49/100
votes
1296
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

€ 45.25

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

158 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.49 points

  1. 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

  2. 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 |

  3. 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,

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. 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!

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

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