- 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
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
- 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!
- 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!
- Sharp but in a second perfectly balanced into heavenly smokyness
- Big, oily whisky. Powerful Ledaig. Great whisky on a cool and damp day.
- 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.
- Also, for me is clearly overbooked and here hurts the current price of about € 125 but very. I would never spend it personally!
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.
spicy, but rather discreet.
Pear, citrus peels, salt, ashen smoke. And some cod liver oil, very oily.
- I know I'm not as fond of these young Ledaigs as many others are, but this is a really nice one.
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.
Peat, lemon, toffee, dark chocolate, orange, gingerbread, lime, hay, pepper, grapefruit and minerals.
Peat, toffee, orange, dark chocolate and gingerbread.
- Needs a bit of water. Great whisky for a seven year old one.
- The dram is obviously dominated by the distillate and its robustness is very suitable for a good addition of water.
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.
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.
The finish is dry, bitter and spicy (laurel, clove). Relatively long