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Ledaig 2005 SV

Overall rating
88.35/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB72320
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
08.11.2005
Bottled
25.08.2015
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900146
Number of bottles
664
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2015 9:27 pm by daubler
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 SV

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.35 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    The nose is key here but the palate and finish are no slouches. Simply one of the greatest whiskies I have tasted, which is why I bought two bottles.
    • Nose
      93 93
      rich, peat not so prominent, like an old dark sticky manuka honey, hint of a green vegetable like peas, very slight orange. Coming back to it, wow, what a sweet caramel note and the peat supporting then an orange background providing some of the alcoholic sting; quite a lot of caramel
    • Taste
      93 93
      quite fierce, quite rich but it is the fudgy sherry with the peat; not getting anything else; second tasting it has quite a lot of caramel backed by the sting of peat
    • Finish
      93 93
      peat really wells up, the sweetness goes and there is some bitterness; medium

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Simple but greedy and with very well integrated alcohol.
    • Nose
      Well iodized, farms, stables, some metal notes, lemon, peat, smoked herring ... Very good.
      We do not smell too much sherry.
    • Taste
      Well fat, creamy, no surprises but very good. Olives, oily fish, iodine, always farmy notes. A little more sherry in the mouth (werther's, hazelnut)
    • Finish
      long, greedy, on the ashes, iodine, peat ...

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      ham and cheese, crisps, cherries, dirty peat! (which is delicious in Ledaig), glue, tarmac, brambles, cassis
    • Taste
      88 88
      peat, brambles, garbage bags, oily, red pepper, oranges
    • Finish
      88 88
      sweet peat, smoke, oranges, red pepper, lovely dirty

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Compared with Talisker 10yo OB 2014 (87 pts.), Ardbeg 10yo OB 2016 (85), and Bowmore SMWS 3.206 (88). If anything, this lineup confirmed the current sad state of Ardbeg.

    IMHO the TWE retro label 9yo Ledaig (89 pts.) was on an entirely different level than this one.
    • Nose
      Greasy soot, rubbery peatiness, boiled eggs, bike chains, Estrella barbecue chips spice mix (thankfully not too loud), and burnt matches. Quite a cocktail. The sherry reminds me more of boiled syrup than wine, but this whisky's more a peat hit than a sherry bomb. Some time in glass helps. With water: Earl Grey tea, tar soap, and pine. Oddly it sometimes detours into tomato sauce and yeast territory.
    • Taste
      Medium peat with sootiness in the fore. A very hot, medium weight body that's softly oily. Some faint notions of white whine, probably from the 1st fill cask. Fresh liquorice. With water: Still very strong but while water cuts the alcohol, it doesn't do much to open the dram except for some extra tar. 
    • Finish
      Not very long. The cask doesn't give much here and the spirit disappears pretty quickly apart from the lingering peat. 

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice at cask strength, the best Ledaig I've tasted so far. This sherry cask combines very well with the peaty Ledaig profile.
    • Nose
      A sweet sherry impact. Toffee, cherry, peat, cranberry and bramble. A little orange and peach when adding water.
    • Taste
      Peat, blueberry and toffee. A tad of sulphur. Also here the sticky profile is torn apart by water. This adds orange.
    • Finish
      Blackberry, peat, toffee and orange.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. hfos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: spicy, cherry, fruit, gingerbread, smoky, salty when he is standing longer, more ashes are coming in the nose and a bit of acid Taste: fruit, spices, dark chocolate, sherry Finish: long dry spicy aftertaste, pepper, salty, slightly smoky.
    Beautiful in balance!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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