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Ledaig 2005 Arc

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
66
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
29.12.2005
Bottled
24.10.2013
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
900092
Number of bottles
227
Strength
62.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2013 3:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.00

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Tastingtags

14 Notes

ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
14 Feb 2016 10:52 pm

Serge wrote:
Ledaig 2005/2013 (62.8%, Archives, hogshead, cask #900092, 227 bottles) Four stars and a half Probably rocket fuel, what do you think? Colour: white wine (so darker than the others.) Nose: smoky mercurochrome and that’s almost all. That’s the high strength. Quick… With water: diesel oil and wet dogs (we’ll have to talk, dogs.) And plenty of tar, some sides remind me of very young Port Ellens (Scottish Wildlife, Corsini et al.) New leatherette. Mouth (neat): ultra-strong and mega-simple, but absolutely brilliant. A feeling of salted and smoked lemon-flavoured marshmallows, perhaps. Covered with minced almonds, perhaps. And then barbecued. But it’s very strong… With water: water brings out oils, which comes unexpected. Basil infused in olive oil. Finish: very long, very salty, and as oily as if you had just eaten a spoonful of oil. Comments: I guess we could call this baby ‘a fat whisky’. Spectacular mouth feel. SGP:357 - 88 points.

BeatF
Moderator BeatF Tasting note
09 Sep 2015 11:46 pm
BeatF gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Eine Spur düsterer als sein Bruder mit der ID 29678, welchen ich soeben degustiert habe. Sirupartig, Früchte (Citrus, aber auch Birne), nordafrikanische Gewürze, Asche.

Taste

würzig, aber doch eher dezent.

Finish

Birne, Zitrusschalen, Salz, aschiger Rauch. Und etwas Lebertran, sehr ölig.

Comments

Auch der ist für mich deutlich überbenotet und hier schmerzt der aktuelle Preis von ungefähr € 125 doch sehr. Würde ich persönlich nie dafür ausgeben! 

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
24 Jan 2015 9:47 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Peaty with a farmy component, such as hay. Peat, toffee, lemongrass, lime, tangerine, wooden pallets, butter, gingerbread, couscous and a little washing up liquid.

Peat, lime, plum, toffee, tangerine, wooden pallets, butter and gingerbread. A vegetal malty touch as well.

Taste

Peat, lemon, toffee, dark chocolate, orange, gingerbread, lime, hay, pepper, grapefruit and minerals.

Finish

Peat, toffee, orange, dark chocolate and gingerbread.

Comments

I know I'm not as fond of these young Ledaigs as many others are, but this is a really nice one.

Tomh
Expert Junior Tomh Review note
25 Nov 2014 11:59 pm
Tomh gave this whisky 88 points

Needs a bit of water. Great whisky for a seven year old one.

Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
90
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
85
Toffie76
Expert Senior Toffie76 Tasting note
23 Nov 2014 10:10 am
Toffie76 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Fumé, tourbé, iodé, minéral . Un côté marin , iodé bien appuyé. On retrouve du suif, du bacon, de l'encens , une odeur de cave humide. Du laurier. Prenant . Vanille , orange, citron.

Taste

Tourbe, fumée , citron, astringence. Une composante phénolique médicinale appuyée. De la therebentine , de l'huile d'olive. Austère, manque un peu de rondeur. Un brin alcooleux malgré une maturité et une complexité étonnante pour un aussi jeune malt. Marin également avec des relents de poissons fumés , de l'iode et du sel.

Finish

La finale est sèche , amère et épicée (laurier , girofle). Relativement long

Comments

Le dram est évidemment dominé par le distillat et sa robustesse s'accommode très bien à un bon ajout d'eau.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
25 Aug 2014 8:43 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
91
Price
91
Presentation
89
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
stf92
Expert Senior stf92 Note
02 Aug 2014 5:47 pm
stf92 gave this whisky 88 points

C'est du lourd, du costaud. Premier effet Kiss cool on prend un gifle de tourbe. Deuxième effet Kiss cool une seconde gifle de tourbe...fallait pas tendre l'autre joue :mrgreen: . J'ai vraiment adoré ce profil tourbé fumé. La tourbe est ultra dominante. Alcool bien intégré.

kerensa
Newbie kerensa Note
17 Apr 2014 10:01 pm

Was cursed & blessed to try a sample of this as I see it’s now sold out.

Superb full-bodied cask-strength whisky at such a low price!

Big peaty nose w some floor polish under. Sweetness of overripe apples. Almost bordering on Moatai!

Taste. Powerful & complex. Syrupy on the tongue

Finish, long & warming

Adding water opens up nose but reduces power...

mikespike
Expert Junior mikespike Note
31 Dec 2013 10:01 am
mikespike gave this whisky 88 points

Fresh nose. Peat. A young malt, delightful though. All god quality. I need quite some water. Appetizing malt. Could have been great if matured in a sherry cask, these Ledaigs are really good stuff. Sold out quickly, all those who got themselves a bottle for less than 50 bucks were lucky!

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Note
29 Dec 2013 11:13 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 86 points

N: young like new make with peat, smoke, sea weed, barley, pepper and lemon
T: briny - salt, chocolate, fruity - , ashes and peat smoke
F: syrup, liquorice, ashes and again citrus - lemon like 7up

Ledaig still surprises with these young high ABV whiskies

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