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Ledaig 2005 W-F

Overall rating 61 votes 86.80
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

Tastingtags

18 Notes

Malinois
Expert Junior 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.

Mannix65
Expert Senior Mannix65 Tasting note
30 Mar 2015 10:32 pm
Mannix65 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Rauch, Phenol, nasser Wollpulli, Komposthaufen, vergorenes Gras, Bauernhof, nach längerer Zeit im Glas kommt mehr Harmonie, Lagerfeuer

Taste

Im Mund viel mehr Ausgeglichenheit, Rauchbombe, eine gewisse Süße, regt der Speichelfluss an

Finish

Der Rauch bleibt lange am Gaumen kleben

Comments

Im Mund wesentlich angenehmer als in der Nase. Ein paar weitere Jahre im Fass hätten ihm gut zu Gesicht gestanden

turfsmurf
Member Senior turfsmurf Tasting note
10 Dec 2014 10:01 pm
turfsmurf gave this whisky 87 points
Color
White wine
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.

Comments

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.

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