Overall rating
87.17/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB192789
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
06.2007
Bottled
06.2021
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
700643
Number of bottles
264
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 oct 2021 8:42 am by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 105.50

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 2007 MBl

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.17 points.

  1. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, straightforward Ledaig without great complexity, therefore in my opinion clearly too expensive.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Beautiful, smoky nose, grill aromas, light fruits, little "funky" or "dirty", very light cowshed. round thing.
      All in all, the question arises as to whether a Ledaig 10 OB would also do the job.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pleasant mouthfeel, alcohol is hardly noticeable, sweet fruits, medium smoke.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length, carried by the smoke.

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  3. DistiLesha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    We can definitely say that this is a young whisky, not by age, but by the type of barrel. Something like Lagavulin 8 or some Kilchoman.
    The fortress here is decent, which of course gives more saturation and adds points to the assessment.
    What's on the barrels? There are no sherry casks here or they are empty. This is most likely a batch of first pour bourbon and a refill.
    21 22 21 20
    • Nose
      Tarred ropes, sour mash, not much phenol itself, sweet and gastronomic fruity aroma, a little smoked bacon, burning spices in the nose and burnt grass.
      Tannin barrels are somewhere in the background.
      But in air or with water, phenols are felt more clearly.
      Saturation: 8 out of 10
    • Taste
      This is where the phenol is felt in full force. Salt, spices, fruit in tarred ropes, iodine, seaweed, medicinal notes, lemon juice and zest. After breathing, it becomes fuller, fruits and smoked bacon gain strength, and phenolicity does not go anywhere.
      Sweetness: 7 out of 10
      Saturation: 9 out of 10
    • Finish
      Phenol, medicine and some left bitterness. Very lengthy.

  4. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Drum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, the smoke was spot on and balanced with the citrus and floral notes. In addition mild and it triggers nice homely associations, what more could you ask for?
    • Nose
      89 89
      A smooth, homey smoke that conjures up cozy associations for me. A hearth fire or oven smell. There are also citrus fruits and with a few drops of water floral notes in the form of withered flowers are added.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mild and sweet, the smoke is well dosed and seems just right in my mouth. Again citrus fruits. The sensation is slightly astringent, but this diminishes with a few drops of water, and it also becomes more fruity.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Mild, warm, light smoke with grapefruit and vanilla, some fabric softener and again a little astringent.

  6. Rauchfang scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Very nice and sturdy Ledaig. Not a complexity dram, but a sweet peat clean heavy weight, not burning holes in the tongue, like the modern monsters, but going soft and strong, simultanously. More like Longrow or old pre1978 Ardbeg. A classic, old style gem of a malt.
    • Nose
      Needs a drop of water to open it up for the nose and put the bite on the tongue at bay. Here we find cristal clear clove honey sweetness, and sweet peat reek. No wood smoke.
    • Taste
      Sugary bourbon sweet, and a strong maltiness from the spirit. Very clean soft-intense peat, quite Longrow-y, but stronger than in any Longrow. Brilliant Bourbon cask. No faulty side spin, here.
    • Finish
      Keeps going for ages

  7. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Complex mixture of the styles, sweetness rather dominating the smoke but opened with the time after opening to a superb dram. 14 y old should have been such straight from the go, though.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is by far the best bit about it. Hazelnuts above all tha fine spicy oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Kind of untypical for Ledaig sweetness, as if the trademark straightforward smokiness was not enough or burried under too much of a vanilla...kind of a Highland style ( Deanston or Balblair or Royal Lochnagar. But with the time improved vastly and became more of a cinnamon getting along well with the pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish in the initially was literally a headache for me. Now , after breathing for couple of months, its fine and strong, dont need too much of it in order to last.

  8. jazzvilly scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Sir MaHei scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

  12. Official tasting note

    This lovely single cask of Ledaig from the Isle of Mull has an aroma of sweet peat, crispy bacon and harbour air.
    The palate is robust with chilli spice, peat smoke, salted liquorice with some toasted marshmallow.
    The finish is long and warming with a touch of smoke and charred herbs.

  13. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Little smoke, some citrus, fresh, slightly cowshed

    taste
    More little smoke, oily, dried herbs, only slightly sweet, slightly chili

    finish
    Medium-long astringent, herbs, citrus, slightly spicy

  14. Captain Teague scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    N: Bonfire w burning leaves, smoked ham(flys away fast)...heavy Iodine and hospital, Seabreaze,...after while burned rubber, lemon, ,Dusty minerals / wet stone/ wood --- harbor smell, slight sweet note (burnt caramel), sth. Like burnt anis biscuits (haha) - not as classic sweet as islays southern shore... w. slight vanilla, w water soap appears.

    T: Very briny, sour lemnony oysters, heavy iodine, burned rubber, soap ( w water), slightly sweet (burnt caramel), liqorice, slight vanilla...very dusty/chalky --didnt try the burnt anis biscuits but I'm sure they are in my mouth now ????)

    D/F: sweet / w. Water very mineral driven, some lemoncest, burned rubber, hospital air, ash, some ginger, briny after a while menthol appears when breathing out... lasts long

    Puristic as I like it & quite chemical: Round and Clear - as much south Islay (AB/LP Mix) as you can get from Tobermory :) - w a fair price tag (79 EUR 2021) ..not overly complex but great drinking stuff...alcohol great integrated...on point straight 89 for me to start! //

    I lift it up to 90 after 5 month open definitely resembles older (pre- 90s) versions of South Islay ( the few I tasted and remember) - heavily peaty, light sweet, dusty and chemical. :)

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