Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
82.49/100
votes
94
Whiskybase ID
WB51386
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5029704217441
Added on
26 jan 2014 2:06 pm by Hubertchen
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 5.56

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

22 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.49 points.

  1. Boro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It reminds me of the Superstition by Jura (wich i love), or the more recent Raasay style (without the wine influence). I can see now why this whisky gets so many attention. What a pleasure...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wonderful. Well tempered peat with a reminiscence of vanilla, sweety and fruity (big juicy red oranges). A final hint of smoke close it perfectly.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peated bourbon-style, fresh and spicy. Mostly peated barley, wood influence is wonderful, fruits comes out really well once the smoke settle. Great job by Tobermory.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-short. Red fruits mostly, smoke is in a corner and surround them all. Little spicy and tingling.

  2. Obynapewno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      campfire smoke, citrus, sweetness, honey, sour apples, some chemicals, oil, fertilizer
    • Taste
      84 84
      smoke, wood, citrus, sweetness, a little salt, pepper
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium, ongoing, freshly ground pepper, some chili and wood

  3. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Maritime and smoky peat with some honey and apples. Barley sugar, toast. Slightly floral.
    • Taste
      Quite a hit of apples, honey, vanilla cream, with brackish smoky peat balancing it.
    • Finish
      Smokier here with limes, apples, honey, barley sugar, floral tones, maritime peat too.

  4. kikist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Really really good, overall no complains, will be glad to make backup bottle for current price
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bread, caramel, cold smoke, lemon peal, ripe fruits, wax, vanilla, cheese, iron
    • Taste
      84 84
      ash, sweet, campfire, little bit of bitternes, salty
    • Finish
      82 82
      juicy, berries, shy sweetnes, smoke, bitternes

  5. tribe scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Smoky maritime and leather.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. martinbuettner scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. hlz30 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Impressed during my first tasting, but the last serve was frustrating
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lemon zest, ripen pear and plum, ink, sweat, iodine and brine, eucalyptic, grassy. Sour dough and kippers appeared in the emptied glass. Quite consistent from the beginning to the end, and rather distillate driven.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Medium to thick body, slightly oily.
      Peppery, salty brine, slightly tangy. Nevertheless, the medicinal bitterness is considerably strong
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long (thanks to the peat smoke). Sea salt, kippers, bonfire at the seaside, and smoked cheese

  8. marmeladow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Quite complex smoky and maritime island whisky.
    Takes time and takes some water. An interesting, tasty and good alternative to Laphroaig NAS and also to Lagavulin (their 8yo significantly weaker).
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoke with medicinal phenolic components, oak, herbs, citrus, distinct sweetness with vanilla, some malt
    • Taste
      91 91
      powerful, mouth-lining, pleasant, slightly peppery spiciness, paired with smoke and vanilla sweetness. Otherwise like Nose
    • Finish
      90 90
      good medium length, everything included, what nose and taste offered

  9. Rory1901 scored this whisky 62 points Member Senior

    Ledaig you salty dog!

    I don't mean it in a good way. I had a hard time with this dram.

    The best of it is on the nose. A medium-light peat smoke and ocean spray are dominant and are supported by faint red wine notes and Orange Pekoe tea. There was also something that brought an image to mind of a shed of old farm machinery on my grandparents' farm. I couldn't put my finger on it until the third or fourth tasting - a not unpleasant creosote smell.

    The palate holds some pear, grape skin, black pepper, lemon with cloves, paracetemol tablets and enough salt to pay a Roman legion. The finish was not one to beckon me back: a dry tannic aftertaste like putting a cold wet teabag on your tongue. And lingering salt like a french kiss from Lot's wife.

    For me this was a real disappointment as I had high hopes and it is well rated. But to my tastes it's as salty as a swearing pirate and not one I would relish returning to.

  10. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is definitely not a single malt for everyone, and the aroma certainly takes getting used to,
    but you can expect a unique taste that also includes sweetness.
    It is correct that this non-chill-filtered, uncolored 10-year-old is particularly recommended for Islay lovers, because this is not a tired copy, but something very independent. In any case, I am very impressed, also with the price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Initially medicinal and peaty, slightly pungent, sharp, earthy, leather
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy-earthy, mineral, camphor, first getting sweeter, then a change to something like salt liquorice with tarry notes and seasoned fruit tree wood.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Strong, dry, warming, long!

  11. sidqi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoky and sweet,citrus.
    • Taste
      Spicy and smoky,dryness
    • Finish
      Long finish with spices.

  12. Maltimizer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Maritime smoky, zest of citrus fruits, malty sweetness
    • Taste
      82 82
      Smoked milk chocolate, herbal sweetness, pepper
    • Finish
      80 80
      Relatively dry, medium length, tingling

  13. Kilo1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A delicious smokehouse, perhaps, deserves respect. Would take a bottle of smoky dry taste.

  14. jkswift scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Isle of Mull can definitely stand on its own when it comes to lightly peated malt whisky. It reminds me a little Springbank 10, although it lacks the fruity complexity and depth.
    • Nose
      Bonfire smoke, malt sugar and bread, honeyed lime juice, and then, yes… some manure!
    • Taste
      Subdued smoke, grilled limes, caramelized oak, pickled melon, and more liquid sour dough. Good stuff!
    • Finish
      Medium. Tar, oranges, and hints of rubber.

  16. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  17. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  18. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Very noticable peat, sour but not too maritime. Cured meat.

      Hard to separate from the peat, but I sense some unripe apple.

      Soft rubber and tar notes.
    • Taste
      Starts off soft, sweet and a little bit weak. Then getting noticably stronger with dark chocolate. Peat is not as prominent as on the nose, but come across more like smoke and burnt rubber.
    • Finish
      The smoke and rubber notes carry on into the finish and last about medium lenght. Slightly drying with a bit of spice at the end.

  19. supastan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. Bosi scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Quite a good whisky from the Isle of Mull. I like it much better than the standard bottling of Tobermory. Unfortunately a bit too flat.
    • Nose
      The superficial smoke is accompanied by orange aromas and traces of salt.
    • Taste
      The nose is also repeated in taste. A pretty peppery first impression pairs with smoke and salt.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long and quite dry, but well balanced.

  21. Paulski88 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  22. MrRancho scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly good! I did not expect anything, especially since it was only 10 years old - but it was fun!
    Is still a bit angular and edgy.
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet, some apple / pear, fat bacon
    • Taste
      Smoke, pepper, some oak, hardly sweet, maritime
    • Finish
      Medium with pepper, maritim, a lot of salt.

  23. Astrid scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      64 64

  24. Astrid scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    A good job, looks good in Tobermorys
    Core range - but it is not really convincing, unfortunately it still looks unfinished. You can give him some time in the glass to develop. At the
    Dilution with water should be done carefully.
    • Nose
      81 81
      fruity with smoke of cold ash, oily sweetness, vanilla, in between creamy strawberry and peach yogurt, lemon balm and ripe citrus fruits with maritime notes, after a while the cow manure becomes really subtle and not unpleasantly noticeable, hazelnut liqueur, influences of caraway bread, straws, the Rauch contains refreshing menthol components, as well as paper cardboard
    • Taste
      76 76
      very maritime and salty, occasionally permeated with sweetness, then dry citrus aromas, oily, peat smoke develops, some vanilla and peppery oak spice, delicate chocolatey bitterness
    • Finish
      64 64
      Dark chocolate spreads in the mouth, light dryness, malty, the smoke is almost perfect
      disappeared, sea air remains on a pebble beach, Galliano Vanilla

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