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Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 19
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
72
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Mar 2014 5:11 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 111.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 MBa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent smoke-rubber bolt, young, rusty, fervent, perfectly balanced, spicy with a very diverse and deep aroma.
    • Nose
      Strongly expressed, warm rubber - sun-heated rubber, porous rubber sealant, smoky tones, warm coals of a burnt fire, grain notes, malt, putty for windows, wood dust, fondant, boiled sugar.
    • Taste
      Powerful pepper wave, then a duo of sweetness and rubber, a lot of rubber, it is diverse and multifaceted, coal, grapefruit crusts, burnt branches, burnt sugar.
    • Finish
      Soft, smoke-oak with notes of caramel sweets, rubber, a few lemon crusts, lemon in sweet tea, orange peel, ginger.

  2. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nose: peat. I usually don't like it, but this one looks like it has something hidden. a floral note but cannot really describe it as the peat is interfering with my nose.

    Initial taste: Salty! liqourish, but more sweet than peat, caramel sweetness (oak influence?)

    Body: medium-heavy a bit oily

    Finish: long, the peat comes up and goed

    Price: a little expensive but if you really like peat you might go for it.

    Presentation: I don't know this was a sample

    Comments: sample from sampleswap with Hvdree.
    I don't get to like peated whisky's. please forgive me scoring low.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. maks-mus85 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun.com (December 11, 2009)Ledaig 8 yo 2005/2013 (54.2%, Maltbarn, bourbon barrel) Colour: very pale white wine. Nose: and sweeter yet, even if styles are similar. This time there are fruits coming through, around pineapples and pears. That’s youth. The problem, if I may, is that they are blending extremely well with the briny and ashy and smoky style of this baby. With water: not anymore, this one’s now greasier, sootier, with notes of damp earth and our dear friends the wet dogs (I’m sorry, dogs.) Mouth (neat): check the Whisky-Fässle, we’re in the same ballpark. With water: great, very clean, perhaps narrow, but yeah, that adds to the cleanliness. Finish: long and good (bravo, S.!) Comments: that’s the problem with this kind session, it can be tiring. SGP:446 - 87 points.

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      pastry, cake baking mix, bread, pepper, iron, briny, peat and smoke 
    • Taste
      young with peat, pepper, cookies, citrus - lemon and leather
    • Finish
      a bit drying and medium long with pepper, carton, citrus, peat and later some ashes

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. jocmueller scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: Riesling - lots of little fast running legs

    Nose: Yeah! This is the great Ledaig-Nose at its best. Dirty, dry smoke & peaty, maritime, earthy. Alcohol is well integrated.

    Palate: All you can expect from such a young Islander. Tar, peat, getting heavy on rubber (reminding me of the SSMC Port Charlotte of 2013), more on the dry side, some lemons in the background.

    Finish: Medium long, also on rubber and tar, zesty in the background.

    With some water: I think just perfect without water.

    Upshot: Great value for money.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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