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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 BiM
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.27 points
- Ledaig 8yo "Lachlan Macquarie" Bottling of "Brothers in Malt" 58.8% Single Cask Bourbon Hogshead Nose: Sail away, you can fly .... The stormy sea lashes through my face, I feel the salt on my lips. Swirls of smoked bacon are draped over the railing and there are sacks of oriental spices. Fat booty! The first wave seems over. The smoke now equals cold ashes and becomes even more maritime. Was fish smoked here? Behind this billowing fog, like the longed-for mainland, lies a vanilla-like sweetness. It provides a very good contrast and conjures a smile on my face. Like the sun, it bumps through the fog directly into the nose and displaces the smoke for a moment. The alcohol is well integrated and does not disturb the nose significantly. Nevertheless, I will add some water later. Lye cookies have now been added to the basic maritime character. Who should be only 8 years old? Since someone had a lucky knack in the barrel selection! Tongue: monster wave! Attention, hold on! Strong and salty. White pepper, nutmeg and smoke. The finish is spicy dry and even slightly bitter. Saliva production is extremely stimulated. The percentages are noticeable in the form of a massive start, but they do not make me swallow the Ledaig too fast. The departure is really eternal. There remains an aftertaste, which is very reminiscent of Islay. But only in certain nuances. The island of Mull is also unique and the character of this whisky is absolutely stunning. There is leather, smoked ham, coffee and a good load of oak. The power in the finish is most likely equal to a Laphroaig QC, but is still balanced and remains much longer in the mouth. Now with some water. Mainland under your feet. The smoke is still there. The smokehouse is working again and I am warming myself by the now smoldering fire. For the lake is now quiet and tranquility has returned to the harbor. Citrus fruits and a tart spicy note are already very easy to hear, since the moisture of the high cask strength is gone. On the tongue he is now much milder. Sweet, fully ripe oranges, vanilla and a little salt. Tasty mixture. But the finish ..... a dream. A marathon of an exit. He has not changed, that just makes it a lot easier! Conclusion: Christian, Jeffrey and Mark .... I bow to you and thank you very much for this great sample! A stunner for absolutely affordable price. 58 € for a stormy crossing on the Scottish Sea are absolutely affordable, or not? Anyone who feels like some change and does not have to be Islay, is in good hands here. Absolutely not monotonous and there is room for water. A very underrated whisky. Sail away ....