Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Stated Age
07 years old
Number of bottles
62.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2013 3:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.00

22 × in wishlist

73 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 Arc

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points

  1. ducksingel scored this whisky 90 points Editor

    I knew there was another Archives Ledaig coming. I was very pleased with Archives` first Ledaig (January 2012), so I could hardly wait to taste this second one...and it`s even better!

  2. trompjes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic flavor bomb from Archives !! Nice price / quality ratio. A lot of taste for a young whisky. Especially for the coming winter period. A must have!

  3. DSpiderman scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Sharp but in a second perfectly balanced into heavenly smokyness

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Big, oily whisky. Powerful Ledaig. Great whisky on a cool and damp day.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. ThS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge wrote:
    Ledaig 2005/2013 (62.8%, Archives, hogshead, cask #900092, 227 bottles)
    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.

  6. BeatF scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Also, for me is clearly overbooked and here hurts the current price of about € 125 but very. I would never spend it personally!
    • Nose
      A bit darker than his brother with the ID 29678, which I have just tasted. Syrup-like, fruits (citrus, but also pear), North African spices, ashes.
    • Taste
      spicy, but rather discreet.
    • Finish
      Pear, citrus peels, salt, ashen smoke. And some cod liver oil, very oily.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Tomh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Needs a bit of water. Great whisky for a seven year old one.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The dram is obviously dominated by the distillate and its robustness is very suitable for a good addition of water.
    • Nose
      Smoked, peaty, iodized, mineral. A marine side, iodized well supported. There is tallow, bacon, incense, a smell of humid cellar. Laurel. Taking. Vanilla, orange, lemon.
    • Taste
      Peat, smoke, lemon, astringency. A medicinal phenolic component supported. From therebentine, olive oil. Austere, lacks a little roundness. A bit of alcohol despite maturity and amazing complexity for such a young malt. Marin also with hints of smoked fish, iodine and salt.
    • Finish
      The finish is dry, bitter and spicy (laurel, clove). Relatively long

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91


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