Ledaig 2005 W-F

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
53.3 % Vol.
700 ml
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.


  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.


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