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Ledaig 2005 W-F

Overall rating
86.73/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB52855
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Duck Label
Added on
12 mar 2014 9:08 pm by Mose
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 W-F

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.73 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Much more pleasant in the mouth than in the nose. A few more years in the barrel would have stood him well
    • Nose
      Smoke, phenol, wet wool sweater, compost pile, fermented grass, farm, after a long time in the glass comes more harmony, campfire
    • Taste
      In the mouth much more balance, smoke bomb, a certain sweetness, stimulates the salivation
    • Finish
      The smoke sticks to the palate for a long time

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  3. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A bottle I traded with Benny in 2017.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely brilliant. Right up my alley. I love the fact that the peat comes first and the ash only in the finish. Great balance between the distillate and the bourbon cask.
    • Nose
      Peat, barn, silage, but also sweet honey, vanilla sticks, even some banana and peach, some grapes
    • Taste
      First sweet honey, then honey soaked peat, vanilla, some grapes and banana, but then the ash comes steamrolling in
    • Finish
      The ash comes in a big wave that fades slowly, leaving peat and hints of honey, some wood notes

  5. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The bourbon barrel makes the dirty Ledaig fresh. Really love the ash in the finish. This is a example that young whisky can be very good!

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Ledaig 8 yo 2005/2014 (53.3%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon hogshead)
    Colour: very white wine. Nose: very similar, of course, but this one’s
    rather rounder, and has fewer notes of smoky mezcal. Big soot, ashes,
    coal, tar, crushed sardines (paste), tarama… And a little vanilla. With
    water: stays a bit soapy for a long time, and then everything gets
    better again. Smoked vegetables, gherkins, olives and a massive
    sootiness. Mouth (neat): everything’s perfect in this one. Perfect
    brine, lemon juice, smoked fish, olives, smoked tea, more lemon juice…
    With water: balanced lemon, salt and kippers. What’s not to like?
    Finish: same for a long time. Comments: it’s infuriating that these
    Ledaigs could be so good when so young. That’s both unjust and unfair.
    Oh well… But watch out, I’ve found some flawed ones as well in the past.
    SGP:456 - 87 points.

    Whiskyfun.com

  8. Peter87 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nice surprise. Single whiskybase sample.
    • Nose
      Mostly peat at first then a sweet smokiness. A lot of mezcal. Some ink/newsprint. Brine.
    • Taste
      Nice balance of peat, fruit (lemons), sweetness and salt. Really clean.
    • Finish
      Long, ashy.

  10. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Not much to this but the peat, but not a bad thing. 
    • Nose
      Very earthy peat. Bit of barnyard mud. Mulch. Jungle floor. Hint of cereals. Salt. Old engine oil.
    • Taste
      Big blast of earthy peat. More compost, mulch and jungle floor. Bit of dry wood. Moss on salty rocks. Bit of porridge. 
    • Finish
      Long. Very dry. Earthy. Salty. Peat.

  11. molar3rd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose : This is a peated whisky for sure, there’s a lot of it around. It’s not the medicinal coastal peat you get from Islays, but it’s more farmy and reeky. I was discussing the nose with Sjoerd, and he mentioned Compost which was on the money. It feels young to me, under 12 for sure.

    Palate: Palate is kicking and quite fierce, but not in terms of ABV. lots of peat and smoke going on here, with dry ash, and mossy casks. Not getting any fruity notes, but maybe some malt to add a bit of sweetness to the otherwise tart palate.

    Finish: Smoke, ash and pepper.

    This has to be my favourite whisky so far (or #2), I really like the Ledaig peat and the reek and compost here. I’m a fan. Not very complex, but lovely IMHO.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/12/10/blind-tasting-competition-day-4-ledaig-8-yo-whisky-fssle/

     

  12. Rom scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose on a beautiful lemon and smoke peat. Identical mouth, well integrated alcohol. Final very long. A bit monolithic but very good and efficient.

  13. turfsmurf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Notes based on a blind sample. It's hard to pick up notes besides the peat, but I think it's a fine, well-made, (probably young), clean, peat bomb.
    • Nose
      Peat galore. More on the smoky than medicinal peat. A bit of camphor and motor oil. A bit of maritime influence as well. A bit of rusted metal.
    • Taste
      A great explosion of peat. Not sharp at all. Intense and smoky. A few fresh eucalyptusy notes.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky finish and forest floor.

  14. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sample from the BTC 2014. My guess was a peated Bunna.
    • Nose
      Peat, toffee, gingerbread, citrus, soy sauce, apple, tangerine, orange, salt, barley and a little lychee. A malty whiff with straw and cooky. Also tobacco and a vegetal touch like an autumn forest. A very nice, complex nose at this young age.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, citrus, pepper, nutmeg, toffee, dark chocolate,
      gingerbread, tobacco and autumn leaves. A bit acerb, the juicy
      fruitiness from the nose is gone completely.
    • Finish
      Peat ash, dark chocolate, gingerbread, toffee, barley, spice and some nuts.

  15. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good stuff. Very one dimensional - which is why it doesn't get a higher rating - but the good kind.
    • Nose
      Fresh peat and sauerkraut, which is sort of how I would describe the distinctive Ledaig aroma. Some coal and seawater are accompanied by white fruit. Very minimalist, but rather enjoyable.
    • Taste
      Coal, ashes and smoked fish. Dirty and organic with brine, leather and olives. Some pleasant lemon as well.
    • Finish
      More of the same with ash and peat smoke.

  16. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting BTC 2014 - #4
    • Nose
      ashes, briny like walking on the beach, vanilla, grains and some iodine
    • Taste
      peat, meaty, smoke, briny - salt and ashes
    • Finish
      oily, grains and peaty

  17. Ivynor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky, simple and well done. To retest for me to perhaps increase it by one point. 88 +
    • Nose
      smoked (remind me of the mezcal), iodized, lemony, a little green olives. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Taste
      Fat, always smoke, lemon, marine notes, plants. It's very simple, but well melted, greedy, well done. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Finish
      smoke, wood, ashes

  18. Tomh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  19. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    (drunk in parallel of 2013) straw color, nose less expressive, a little less peaty, more lemony, less farmer. Similarly in the mouth, here too the alcohol is perfectly integrated, much more iodized than the 2013, with shells, seaweeds, oysters, close to a Caol Ila or a Bowmore of about twenty years, a lot of finesse, a little less peat. It is older, less on pear, more on lemon and grapefruit. About as long. It seems a little better than the 2013, thinner, more complex.

  20. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Whisky Genießer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This young Ledaig promises what I imagine. He is not very complex. He does not have to be. It is fruity and on the palate and especially on the finish it reminds me very much of a Laphroaig. The nose is dominated by peat, smoke and coastal flavors. The fruitiness appears in the finish. The price / performance ratio is very fair! So all in all, a good all day dram to slip away!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

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