Ledaig 2005 WM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Wilson & Morgan (WM)
Bottling serie
Barrel Selection
Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Apr 2015 8:33 pm by Silenos

Average value

€ 58.25

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 WM

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.91 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Wilson & Morgan;

    Definitely one of the smokiest Ledaigs we ever had the pleasure to taste! So peated that it could almost be mistaken for an Islay malt, if it weren’t for that quizzical twist so typical of whiskies from the Isle of Mull. At the nose it’s wild and wickedly misbehaved: huge organic notes of wet leather, grassy earth, and a nutty character no doubt due to the sherry. The palate is a sensory explosion, a full peat smoke attack backed by vegetal notes, salt, white pepper, unsugared liquorice. Definitely maritime! It grows more and more explosive, and even more smoky, leaving the palate coated in ashes and coal, but dry and clean. Very reminiscent of our “Heavy Peat” Bunnahabhain from a few years ago!

  2. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Another beautiful Ledaig. Appears older than 10y. The Oloroso finish however must have been some xth-filled cask. Not that much fruitiness to be found. 2nd tasting pending. 87p. so far.
    • Nose
      Stinky swiss cheese. Delicate peat smoke. Moist, mouldy wood fired up in a bonfire at the sea on a cold spring night. Salt in the air. Alcohol cooling your nose. Caramel sweetness in the back. Still looking for the Oloroso finish.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet. Unexpectedly smooth and mild on your tongue. Alcohol holding back. No youth at all. Very well balanced, mature whisky. Sweet vanilla at first. Then spicy oak with some pepper waiting in the back. The bonfire lights up, the spring night turns warmer.
    • Finish
      Quite long, harmonic finish. I´m having burned rubber all over my mouth. Slightly dry, mostly malty. 

  3. Koalafant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Although he is not very streamlined and comes along very individually, he can not really convince me => 83/100
    • Nose
      The nose is not much more than quite medical smoke with a slightly "dirty" undertone and slight ethereal parts.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it looks sweet and dirty with notes of moist soil, herbal mixture and medical smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium long and burning

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another great expression from Ledaig.
    • Nose
      Without a shadow of the doubt; this is Ledaig - and it is a good one. Quite friendly on the nose. Mild peat-smoke with mild sherry notes. The rather low abv keeps things gentle.
    • Taste
      Where the nose is quite friendly, there is an explosion of peat-smoke in the mouth. Bang! Raw, earthy and full body. I had not expected this given (again) the low abv. Spices, and sweet black pepper smoked over a campfire. No prisoners taken. Very oily and thick.

      This beast calms down with more than a few drops of water. So on a friendly and sunny day: add some water. On a stormy winter's day: please do not.
    • Finish
      Very long finish. Strange; hints of mint in the finish (if I am not mistaken). The finish is again mild compared to the taste.

      Quite odd that the taste deviates so much from the nose and finish. Mild - explosion - mild. One can say: this dram is not in balance, but hey; it's Ledaig, and a Ledaig must be taken raw and rough.

      Please do not pour this to a beginner!

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice whisky, pretty heavily peated, with also a lot of fruity influences and hay, beautiful balanced.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke and fruitiness, apples, hay, cheesy, 'Hamka's'. Not too much alcohol. Later on it gets heavier. More orange, citrus now. Farmy.
    • Taste
      Pretty smooth, creamy, thick. Sweet smoke, orange, hay. Smoky with a sour edge underneath. Fruity.
    • Finish
      Still pretty smooth, pepper, peaty, sweet smoke, orange, honey. Fruitiness and smoke remains for quite some time, long finish. Warming.

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very beautiful, young Ledaig, he gets the Oloroso finish well with the dry sweetness, likes it like not so much Ledaig fan.
    • Nose
      Quite concentrated nose, elegant smoke, oily, extinguished fire, forest honey, rough salted caramel, toffee, burnt toast, some candle wax, some damp wood
    • Taste
      Hmm, exciting, has a very concentrated power, almost a little like Octomore, which also looks like injected with a syringe, very nice, warming sweetness first of forest honey, liquid toffee, sweet malt, apricot with a core, a little vanilla, then comes beautiful, not too hard ash, damp oak, autumn leaves, rosemary and thyme, later also fennel
    • Finish
      Fennel, thyme, burnt wood, ash, vanilla, medium length

  8. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      slightly smoky, earth, citrus, peach, wood tones, heather, pine, peat
    • Taste
      peat, ground taste, pepper, orange, wood, citrus, watery cake

  9. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: soft nose, only faint notes of sherry - plums, salt, chalk, gravel, some lemon as well
    T: delicate, peaches, plums, ash, oily
    F: ashy peat, cherry, salt, lemon and smoke. Lovely finish.


    The finish is terrific on this one, and in general it is more my style. Love that ashy, lemony peat. Could pass as a refill sherry Caol Ila here, probably why I love it.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91


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