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Overall rating
86.82/100
votes
73
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

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.82 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

  6. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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/

     

  10. 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.

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