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Overall rating
86.76/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
168
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Mar 2014 7:13 am by jocmueller
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.95

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 ANHA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points

  1. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Hemdl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly strong malt, despite - or just because? - to convince of his youthful age knows. Crisp, direct and by no means squeamish here presents an island paint, which I just undiluted really liked. This is certainly not a mass-market whisky, but should certainly find its followers. In my eyes a very good choice of barrel, here is a cog in the other and the overall picture is absolutely consistent.
    • Nose
      Strong, dark smell of leather, peat and cold ashes, which initially superimposed everything. Immediately afterwards, an aroma that reminds me of the smell when you grind bread dough between your fingers and it is increasingly sweeter. Very, very light vanilla, which, in spite of all the strong "earthy" aromas, still manages to give the nose a light but pleasant sweetness. Far removed perhaps a little iodine, but by no means so strongly perceptible, as for example in most Laphroaig.
    • Taste
      He is young, wild and very direct. The 52.6% Vol. Let the tongue tingling, the Malt is very oily in the mouth. Sweet malt (now definitely), salty sea air and lots of peat smoke. After the first sweetness has died away, I have a taste in my mouth, as if I had first licked the bottom of a tannery, and then to drink ash in salt water. Sounds disgusting, but is really delicious. The cask strength is much more present here than in many other - and much stronger - malts that I've drunk so far, but without alcoholic miss notes. Certainly not for beginners and weak nerves, I also decide to add a few drops of water.
      The water makes it pleasing and takes away a piece of its wild nature. The vanilla and sweet malt now come out much clearer, the pithy aromas recede into the background.
    • Finish
      In the crisp and short finish, this sweetness disappears quite quickly, but the taste and smell of peat fire and tar remain hanging in the nose and on the palate.

  3. jocmueller scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Color: White Wine / Riesling

    Nose: Yeah! That's the young Ledaigs nowadays - Peat, coastal, wet stones, burned rubber, hints of peach

    palate: peat, peat, peat, getting more minerally with time, alcohol nicely included, starting pretty easy and getting more oooompf! with every second.

    finish: long on peat, tar, burned rubber

    Good value for money, for "genre-fans" a must-have :)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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