Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.10/100
votes
338
Whiskybase ID
WB66055
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
29.01.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Small Batch Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
P035247 L5 xx:xx 15029
Barcode
5029704218059
Added on
29 mar 2015 2:39 pm by RoyalScotsman
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 186.30

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

60 users have left 61 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.10 points.

  1. malthead-sven scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    18 years and the sherry finish tame the rough Ledaig character a bit and make the malt round and balanced.
    • Nose
      salty brackish water, at the same time sweet fruity, peach, tart shower gel, raw sourdough, smoke is more subtle, matches, even the Ledaig-typical cowshed can be guessed
    • Taste
      clear smoke than in the nose, tangerines, campfire, hayloft
    • Finish
      medium length, some smoked ham, chemical-medical smoke, neither sweet nor bitter

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  3. migratore scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    A dirty malty from one of my favorite distilleries. This special edition Ledaig was voted the least favorite at a recent local “mystery peat” whisky tasting. It was up against some stiff competition— a lightly peated Amrut, a twenty-year distillery exclusive Bowmore, and the twenty-five-year Peat’s Beast. Those three had at least a couple of votes for best of the evening (the Peat’s Beast nudged it out in the end), while the poor Ledaig was last on almost every ballot. It was the only dram for which someone correctly identified the distillery. Perhaps not surprising as it had a fair bit of the dirty industrial and slightly acrid smoke one might find on a somewhat older Ledaig.

    Mental Image: Limited Edition Starbucks Eraser
    • Nose
      Acrid smoke, meat, and tobacco. An initial wave of herbal tobacco and cigar box retreated in the face of an acrid smoke and old bicycle tires. Barbecued pork butt at a stock car rally as meaty, rubbery notes assaulted the senses. The aroma of rubber erasures and bacon mixed with pine sol; a friend compared it to the smell of an old elementary school rubber door jam.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, though on the lighter end, with bike rubber tire, wood, and coffee. An acrid smoke settled on the palate— my wife insisted it was burning bicycle tires and a few other attendees at the tasting also found it on the rubbery side. Beyond the acrid introduction were hints of butterscotch, salted caramel, pinewood, and tobacco. Sweet candied coffee beans and chicory stood out on the backend.
    • Finish
      Lingering notes of dried fruit and rubber.

  5. SirTomasz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    On the nose we can clearly feel the notes of Sherry, the sweetness of dried raisins, a bit of wine and honey, maybe a little spices.
    Slightly noticeable smoke on the tongue, a lot of sweets, sugar dates, figs, some orange peel, hard candy, maybe some oak smells somewhere, the smoke only slightly emphasizes all these flavors. A little cane sugar
    In the finish, there is a sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, sweet milky atmosphere dominated by wine and fruit, and a little spring on the background.
    Pleasant, drinkable cheese with the addition of a balloon, does not stand out, but is good enough to drink and drink.

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. whiskeyspecs did not rate this whisky Newbie

    freaking amazing

  8. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Variation between interesting and disgusting. Personally, I don't like it that much, the strong sweetness and the dirty result in an unpleasant mixture for me. Ledaig and bourbon barrel is more my combination.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Oily, greasy and greasy. Full load in connection with the sherry barrel. Smoky, extremely sweet, heavy oil, iron, raisins, plum, leather. With sufficient standing time, the dirty decreases significantly, but robs the whisky of its most present characteristic.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Tar, effervescent, smoke, medicine, pepper, strawberry, powdered sugar,
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long finish, smoky, tar, sweet

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    - definitely better than the Ledaig 10 yrs, but for an 18 yrs.
    and the price rather very disappointing
    - no question about it, this is a decent single malt with salty
    edgy note, but you can definitely do more here
    expect...
    - unfortunately did not show what we wanted (in the tasting) of
    had hoped for him => unfortunately the "disappointment."
    at night!"
    • Nose
      salty smoky, dry sherry, fruit (pear, apricot), somewhat musty, little smoke, some malt; salty, weak aroma
    • Taste
      Strong start, rather subtle smoke development on the palate, significantly less alcoholic than the 10 year old, you can tell the age, therefore rounder and somewhat softer, salty, mouth-filling, oily, clear maturity
    • Finish
      long, powerful finish, the 46% also clearly noticeable here;
      long aftertaste, with sweetish fruity aromas, plum, oak, fig (somewhat unpleasant aromas and not really balanced for the age)

  10. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Small comparison with the later 2016 batch of the same series (WB93480), which is one of my favorite whiskys.

    In both cases very good designs from a distillery that has noticeably improved in quality in recent years.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh Ledaig smoke that is typical for the distillery, behind which a wonderful sweetness stands out, which is not necessarily reminiscent of a classic sherry, but rather of wine finishes (e.g. Marsala or Rioja).

      Otherwise very close to the 2016 batch.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Surprisingly sharp but pleasant notes of white pepper, tobacco, ash and more dominant oak.
      Significantly less sweet and fruity and instead more oak and smoke-heavy than the comparison batch, even if this makes it less dry than this one.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length and soft, in contrast to the comparison batch closer to the nose than to the tongue.

  11. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Tobacco, peat, leather and, unfortunately, rubber tyres. Big nope.

  12. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  13. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    carpet glue, building kit, wet smoke, quite firey on the tongue. Sherry cask is quite well interwoven
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. dapoinbua scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig 18 (46.3%). Consumed June 2019. Aroma has raisins, petals, menthol, grease on tools, some smoke, a touch of sulphur I think - faint egg and struck match. Taste is oily menthol and smoke, eucalyptus and rich sherry seasoning and smoke, quite 'sweet' with oily vibes suggesting menthol and grease for tools with a breathy smoke linger and building smoke. Loads going on here and decent for the price. 3.55/85

  16. Ostap scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Specific whisky, non-standard, very rich, kicky, which is more typical for young whiskys. As for me - cool! The taste and aftertaste are chic. With such whisky you want to meet often little by little, in large quantities gives a bitter taste (too bright).
    • Nose
      90 90
      Bread, bize, sherry, mushrooms (mushroom soup), a little mineral, candy "Crayfish", meat broth, smoky, fallen autumn leaves, boiled eggs, green apple, medical theme background, watercolor paints, buckwheat honey, cold baked pumpkin , cowshed (milk, hay, manure), roasted seeds, smoked lard, germinated grain. Original and very interesting.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Juicy prunes, dried apricots and meat, peppers, rubber, honey, quite sweet, a lot of smoke and ash, raisins.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very thick, rich, beer, extremely long, oak, pepper, dry, prunes, dried apricots, sweet gum, raisins.

  17. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It takes time, then it unfolds a nice combination of aromas in the nose. The smoke is rather reserved and looks well integrated. Harmonizes well with the sherry notes
    • Nose
      rather subtle smoke, dark fruits, some dark berries, citrus fruits mainly orange, spicy oak notes, the smoke later tends towards smoked ham with a hint of ash, mint comes through very easily. With a lot of time and a long smell, light chocolate, raisins and plum notes come through
    • Taste
      beautiful smoky fruity sweet start. The smoke is rather reserved. Spicy, slightly ashy smoked ham, dried fruits, subtle oak notes, very light pepper, later becoming oily
    • Finish
      spicy fruity finish, slightly smoky, later a bit dry and the sherry aromas come into their own here too. Medium length

  18. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  19. subhero scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  20. Chesterfield scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very fruity, sweet and full-bodied sherry smoker.

  21. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Ledaig and sherry almost always go well together for me, the only downer is the drinking strength, but there are enough strong alternatives on the market
    • Nose
      It comes across as good, of course, Ledaig, a little cowshed, dirty, salty, medium smoke, sherry, liquorice, raisins, spicy, very greasy, milk chocolate, I love the combination, bacon + chocolate, a bit sour, wet tobacco, everything in everything exactly what I expected
    • Taste
      Smoky start, sour, raisins, nuts, the cowshed comes through here quickly too, chocolate, a pinch of cinnamon, spicy, good and quite dry mouthfeel, not all that sweet, only occasionally due to the raisin note
    • Finish
      tart, ashy smoke, grapes, slight sweetness on the tip of the tongue, salt, nuts, now a little mint is added, nice and fresh from the back

  22. BuzzT scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. MickMatrix scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It took time before we became friends. Very varied. Unlike the typical Islay representatives.
    Great PLV
    • Nose
      First burned car tires. Rubber. Then comes cold smoke. Roasted peanuts. After a while the sherry barrels will report. Indefinable red fruits. Most likely something like blackberries and black currants.

      Then the smoke gets dirtier. Stable smell. The ex-bourbon barrels from before the finish can only be guessed at in a profound sweetness. Fresh leather and some pipe tobacco.

      Definitely a maritime background to feel.
    • Taste
      Ledaig is just something else. Full aroma and creamy in the mouth. Sour forest fruits with warm smoke. Here, too, cowshed. Then the oak sets in. There was no hint of this in the aroma. However, only very lightly without being bitter.
    • Finish
      Slightly herbal notes remain. Warming. Long. At the end the sherry barrels report again.

  24. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It's a pretty solid OA standard, but at the completely wrong price, blindly I wouldn't necessarily prefer the one standard Laga, the price is at least 20-30% too high ...
    • Nose
      Slightly burnt rubber, black tea, rough leather, chocolate shavings, old salt crust on dead wood, a tick of tree resin and herbal honey, a little toffee behind and maybe. some dried peach with a fruit core
    • Taste
      Sweetish smoke, almost in the direction of Lagavulin, only significantly salty and iodine-heavy, herbal honey, juice ham with salt on it, the black tea again, more tobacco than leather now, dry and fresh, peach with a core, apple peel, fresh algae, a tick of lemon peel
    • Finish
      Smoke becomes gentler, ends nicely, Earl Gray, lightly burnt brown sugar, chamomile, fennel, oak, medium length

  25. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  26. Florius scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  27. fradin11 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Ledaig 18,

    Tobermory has just changed your appearance for batch 4. I am not honestly convinced, this photo of a wreck does not highlight you ...
    In short, let's go back to the main thing, tasting.
    I like you. You don't look like any other. However, I made the mistake on Christmas Eve of drinking you in a few days and I was disappointed. Well done for me, I should have learned the lessons from my previous bottle, the first sips of which had left me at least doubtful. After a few long weeks of oxidation, I discovered your exquisite flavors and your unique peat. The content had then curiously dissipated in a few days ...
    The share of angels has never been so fast ...

  29. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Interesting nose, slightly burnt plastic, sweet musty and of course peaty. Very herbaceous in the mouth, also burnt plastic with a subtle sweetness in the background. The finish is strong peaty, salty, slightly menthol and very tart. Interesting, but somehow not right. Still a good whisky.

  30. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    So he could not convince me; All in all a neat malt in a great packaging for a high price; I'll probably get another sample!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      salty, slightly musty, little smoke, some malt; weak aroma;
    • Taste
      strong, strong, sweet onset; tingling; mouth-filling; little smoke; oily; clear maturity;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; musty, muffled finish;

  31. Holder scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Here I am with the Albaron. The outer packaging indicates something special, which unfortunately is not given.

  32. Albaron scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Somewhat disappointing, the rubber / sauerkraut note in the nose is dominant and in the mouth, the other flavors do not weigh this sauerkraut / cucumber water note. You can drink, but nothing more. There are better ones from Tobermory.
    • Nose
      Gum, some smoke, oily, some sea breeze, fennel, white candy, the gum is slowly becoming sauerkraut with cucumber water
    • Taste
      Here is the smoke present, sweet, here also the white candy, sherry flavors, a few dried fruit and some black tea and toffee, then some oak, slightly bitter at the end
    • Finish
      light smoke remains and the oak, in between the dried fruit and the sherry aromas, as well as brown cane sugar and some toffee. The oak comes again and again.

  33. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yes. That's something different than the 10s. Of course, because of the sherry. He is well present here. The smoke is rather restrained compared to the 10s. This is ensured by the sherry and the age. Overall, the nose is more complex and interesting than the 10's. In the mouth, too, makes for more enthusiasm. Here I also have carnation, allspice and frankincense. In addition, of course, the sherry influence associated with the smoke. Tasty part.
    The big bottle is empty. Too bad. Was delicious.

  34. EJS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    BYOB Gouda, 20 mei 2018
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  35. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  37. emptycask scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    Hospital / bandages / TCP, sulfur, peat smoke, leather, rubber, after a while more sweet sherry comes free and some citrus notes.

    Taste:

    Full arrival, bitter and sour, raisins, more tcp, some toffee and caramel sweetness and Grapefruit. In the development, laurel, fennel, and some licorice.

    Finish:

    Long with something sour, more rubber, oil and the licorice hangs in there with some smoke.

    Conclusion,

    Tasty but feels younger than 18 years old, also quite pricy...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  39. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nicely balanced and sophisticated Ledaig. Tasted in a tasting with line-up of WB ID's 52097, 62558, 69539, 18211, 66055, in that order. 
    • Nose
      Bicycle chain oil! Rubber, but also fruit (red fruit: redcurrant, figs and dried apricots), nice peatiness in a leather jacket. Sultanas, a hint of sulphur. 
    • Taste
      Sophisticated; nicely packaged peatiness. Red fruit at first, tobacco, a hint of sulphur, cough syrup (thanks Shane_IL), oranges, and then the peat slowly unravels itself.  
    • Finish
      Orange zestiness lingers on together with its peatiness. A peppery punch with some salt peeking around the corner. 

  40. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Green apple, light smoke behind. Unripe grapes, some grass, rancid butter.
    • Taste
      Raspberry ice cream, some pepper and ashes. Paprika chips. Filter coffee. Medium.

  41. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sherry and turf. This version also indicates that this is a very good combination.
    • Nose
      Show clear sherry. Sweetness, fruit and pepper. Then the smokiness comes in like a campfire near the coast. Light sulfur.
    • Taste
      Powerful taste, where the notes of the nose are further expanded. Pepperiness comes through more.
    • Finish
      Long and powerful. sherry sweetness combined with the peat smoke. Nice combination.

  42. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  43. Whisky_Philippe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  44. Whisky_Philippe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky, good to drink. Not outstanding but good for the price.
    • Nose
      Fruity (Citrus: orange-blood orange) Slightly salty, pepper and nutmeg Slightly peaty Light cheese note Little Sherry (comes after a while)
    • Taste
      Fruity (citrus peels, dried fruits) Spicy (pepper, nutmeg, chili, salt) clearer sherynotes gets much smoother
    • Finish
      Long-lasting Spicy and smoky. Beautiful sherry note

  45. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A little cowshed / cheese note with smoke from the peat behind it sweet warm cow dung easily burnt gum note beautiful round sherry note flows in good to drink

  46. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The first Ledaig I tasted that I actually do like. There's typical coal gas, tar and sulfur, but it's not completely overpowering the nose and taste as it does with some younger bottlings of this spirit. Compared to those the flavours are way better integrated here.

    Still, within the same price range I'd rather buy an 18 year old islay like Caol Ila or Laphroaig, as they are fitting my tastes better.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  47. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, coal, fishy, ​​oily
    • Taste
      rough, oily, wood, sharp smoke, sherry
    • Finish
      Long

  48. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I really liked this. It was very different to the younger bottlings I've tried. While those are bold and aggressive, this was quite a subtle dram where the peat played second fiddle to the sherry casks.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/05/14/ledaig-18/
    • Nose
      Brine. Sherry funk. Wispy sulphury notes.Rubber. Light wood smoke. Bit of a sour/bitter note, but it disappears after a few minutes. Milk chocolate. Raisins. Blood oranges. 
    • Taste
      Juicy ruby grapefruit. Ashy peat. Rubber. Milk chocolate. Lamingtons. Nutty wood. Salty toffee.
    • Finish
      Long. Ash. Brine. Juicy red fruits. Waxy fruit peel. Rubber. Bit of bitter wood and woodspice. Lingering dark cough syrup note.

  49. Snerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A truly enjoyable malt! Especially for those how like sherry + peat! 
    • Nose
      Loads and loads of cacao powder! And yes, peat and raisins. I find the nose pleasantly sweet, or so to say, I associate it with sweet things I find pleasant. Reading the comments below, I don’t get those sour notes at all, but they might just be there anyone, but I can’t find them (or associate myself in their direction). 
    • Taste
      Peat again, more raisins, oranges and dates and less cacao. Very oily in texture and some peppery spices are coming through here. 
    • Finish
      The finish is big, balanced and engaging. Notes of clementine, cacao, peat, pinewood. 

  50. skratte scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  51. Dede scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Marked by rubber and rather peaty, it also has nice fruity notes (apricot) and citrus (bitter orange).

    Palate: Powerful for the 46% advertised, but not aggressive. Pretty fine peat, salt, liquorice and candied oranges, but the party is partly spoiled by some floral notes a bit chemical (lavender, violets). They do not dominate but are present at the end of the mouth.

    Long finish, first floral, but quickly on zan and fine peat.

    A very nice nose, a pleasant finish, but the mouth disappoints me a little after a promising attack. Pity.
    Edit: I found it more enjoyable on my second tasting. Rating increased from 84 to 86.

  52. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N: Rubber bands, rubbery sweetcorn,.....
    T: .... More rubbery bands. Raisins come through but those big sulphur notes mean it's rubber all the way
    F: rubber and match
    C: I just concluded my last Ledaig review by saying, ‘Peated Tobermory generally sets a good standard’, even among the independents - but as an official bottling at a good age, this one is a bit off the mark. That Spanish Sherry finish is wayward.

    Scores a D[+] [78]

  53. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  54. Gloin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Cheesy, musty, smoke, some sherry

  55. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very multi-layered harmonious and profound smoker with rough edges! However, the price is not justified in my eyes!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  56. Peter87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  57. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For 46.3% very intense, over the 18 years, power and peat have held up very well - delicious thing.
    • Nose
      very vegetable-bitter-fresh: freshly cut grass, flower cut, tomato herb ... sea air, salt, chlorine (freshly disinfected), some white pepper tickles the nose (where is the sherry?)
    • Taste
      intense, and here is also the sherry: the herbs are sweeter, candy, cough syrup, fat, spicy-sweet smoke, dark chocolate, tobacco, salt and pepper
    • Finish
      long and spicy-bitter, neat peppery and smoke and licorice stick on the tongue

  58. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    As so often, I totally subscribe to the notes of Mark, especially the nutmeg peaked out (positively for me). Saying that I like to thank him.

    I also agree that Ledaig still is an underrated brand.

    Unfortunately, in my eyes the price of this expression is a tad too high and that's my reason for a rather thrifty evaluation of only 85 points.

  59. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully complex and round drop in which everything fits together!
    • Nose
      Peaty, fruity, flowery, sea air, pepper, a little sherry
    • Taste
      strong, spicy, smoky, dry fruit, white pepper, salt (and salt), chilli, oak, orange peel, a pleasant hint of sherry, later a wonderfully pleasant bitter and yet sweet gentle smokiness
    • Finish
      long, spicy and smoky, licorice, oak

  60. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This was truly good. An adventure. Around 125
    EUR. I would be willing to pay that. I do believe Ledaig is an underestimated
    malt.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite schizophrenic. On the one hand I get smoke, rubber, sour milk and
      even some tar, but on the other hand I get nice fruity notes from apricots and
      dades, as well as raisins and candied oranges. Initially it did not really move
      me, but it kept getting better. It grows on you.
    • Taste
      Nicely oily on the palate. Now the sweet notes of the sherry cask come first:
      oranges, coffee, tobacco and even some red fruit. Then the peat takes over. Big
      development of smoke and loads of spices like pepper, nutmeg and salt.
      Midpalate it even becomes quite brackish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and warming, a
      tad smoky with loads of liquorice.

  61. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicious!
    • Nose
      Beautiful cold camp fire smoke with a great bitter note. After the smoke has disappeared, a lot of vanilla comes through. From the Sherry Nachreifung is not noticeable.
    • Taste
      Sweet at first, then displaced by the great bitterness, but it remains supple. The sherry only comes in at the very beginning, otherwise it stays as rough as mull on a stormy day. Some oak and a great bitterness. He knows how to convince.
    • Finish
      The finish is not sweet at all, but remains as wild as it already was in the mouth. He sounds bitter.

  62. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Hammerteil, nice complex and changes again and again.
    Sherry nicely tied in, these stuffy earth and rubber smoke notes come and go, Strong Spices and Dried Fruit.

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