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Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.85/100
votes
89
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2015 4:20 pm by castle-king
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 188.00

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89 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Big dirty Sherry dram. Loads of Sherry, almost covers the spirit but the peat seems to bring it back.
    Worth seeking out if you can find it!
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is sherry lead! Tonnnes of rich sherry cake and big body hiding behind. Smoky maple syrup and roast beef meet tea leaves and liquified bacon! Man this is something else; rich and meaty meet sweet lichen and sherry sweet Christmas cake.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The palate is sharp; black pepper and fruit bomb! Szechuan peppers and hot strawberries. Hot smoke and more meat mingle with camphor and bitter earthy peat.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Finish is medium; still sherry sweet lead with more bay leaf and tea tannins but a twist of oak and bitter smoke oak vanilla custard. Something sort of earthy and right like rolling a burned garden in the evening here... reminds me of old whisky and new massaged together; modern sherry meets old school peat!

  2. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Dirty dram, strong and intense, well balanced. Nicely peated.

    Blind tasting from homemade Advent 2017 calendar, gentle gift of friends
    • Nose
      Fresh leather, with some salt and lot of smoke 
    • Taste
      Gunpowder, dusty oil, toasted nuts
    • Finish
      Long, strong and salty

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A decent peated Leidaig
    • Nose
      Yeah, it is peaty and it is strong, much like a Caol Ila to me, a little bit youngish
    • Taste
      Leather and sweet peat then transferred to dry petrol
    • Finish
      Short but very coastal 

  4. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. aby scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    great sherried Ledaig, available as sample on whiskysample.nl

    90p. 

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