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Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.12/100
votes
293
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Small Batch Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P035247L5 19:5515029
Barcode
5029704218059
Added on
29 Mar 2015 2:39 pm by RoyalScotsman
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 142.65

44 × in wishlist

293 × member ratings

600 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.12 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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

  5. ColdAesthetics 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

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Florius scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  8. fradin11 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  9. RomanRekin scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    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 ...

  10. 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.

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