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Ledaig 2005 W-F

Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
67
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 9:17 pm by Mose
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74,00

67 × member ratings

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92
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91
Expert Senior Mose
91
Member Senior Whisky Genießer
91
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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90
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89
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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88
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87
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85
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85
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83
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83
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82
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80
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Nose
23
Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

20 Notes

PunxsutawneyPhil
Expert Senior PunxsutawneyPhil Review note
05 Apr 2018 10:11 pm
PunxsutawneyPhil gave this whisky 90 points

A bottle I traded with Benny in 2017.

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
92
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
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PunxsutawneyPhil
Expert Senior PunxsutawneyPhil Tasting note
05 Apr 2018 10:12 pm
PunxsutawneyPhil gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale straw
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

Comments

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.

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Malinois
Expert Senior Malinois Note
09 Apr 2017 12:04 am
Malinois gave this whisky 88 points

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!

squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
03 Sep 2016 12:55 am
squaadgras gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
88
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Note
18 Aug 2016 9:13 pm

Ledaig 8 yo 2005/2014 (53.3%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon hogshead) Four stars 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.

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Peter(TTMC)
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC) Review note
26 Sep 2015 10:19 pm
Peter(TTMC) gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
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Hare&Copper
Expert Senior Hare&Copper Tasting note
25 Jul 2015 10:25 am
Hare&Copper gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

A nice surprise. Single whiskybase sample.

Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
04 Jul 2015 8:27 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 91 points
Color
White wine
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.

Comments

Not much to this but the peat, but not a bad thing. 

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molar3rd
Expert Senior molar3rd Note
27 May 2015 6:30 pm
molar3rd gave this whisky 86 points

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/

 

Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
06 Apr 2015 8:26 pm
Rom gave this whisky 87 points

Nez sur une belle tourbe citronnée et fumée. Bouche à l’identique, alcool bien intégré. Finale très longue. Un peu monolithique mais très bon et efficace.

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