There are lots of independent bottled Ledaigs from 2005 in the last years, but mostly from Bourbon Hogsheads. Normally they are very intense and have more then 60% vol. The nose of this refill sherry Ledaig leaves no doubt about the distillery: burnt rubber, ashes, peat, smoke, salt in a typical Ledaig combination. You hate it or you love it. When you love it, this one is great.
The sherry cask has a lot of influence in the nose. Sweet fruit aromas stay are pretty obvious but stay in the background. The palate is also typical Ledaig. Intense, smoky, salty but pretty smooth. The sherry influences are very well balanced in this combination. Bottled exact at the best age from my opinion. Water is not needed, calms him only done. The finish is rather short, only some sweet smoke aromas stay very long. Nice expression of a Ledaig!