Ledaig 2005 SV

Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
75
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

€ 98.68

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91 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ledaig 2005 SV

21 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.29 points.

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. whisky666 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  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. 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

  6. 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. 

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. hfos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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

  13. Berrysaki scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      A lot os ashes and cherry, dried fruits, shezuan pepper, a hint of green herbs like rosemary.
    • Taste
      Very warm mouthfeel. Peppery, smoked ham, reminds me of horse stable. A bit fatty with white caster sugar. 
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, the smokiness stays for a long time though.

  14. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    With water, the Ledaig actually does not get better, the aromas even lose something. All in all, a real hearty taste bomb, which does not quite come up to the better 2004er.
    • Nose
      heavy and earthy, but also morning mist on the coast with a restless sea; dry citrus fruit, a little gum (ripening), light coffee notes, dark caramel, some sulfur (pleasant), smoke and peat (both slightly medicinal and slightly ashen), brine, ham; the flavors are so rich they almost mask the sherry; later a little cowshed will be added
    • Taste
      Smoke, earth and some tobacco, some gummy (the hard kind) and burnt, sweetish, herbs and warm grass cut, smoked bacon, some oak (later more clearly)
    • Finish
      medium to long, smoky, mouth-filling, sweet, sour fruit and fine tobacco, astringent

  15. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat, dry ash, rubber, newsprint, sherry, ink, bacon, rashuns, oily, silage
    • Taste
      Big smoke, bacon, caramel, iodene, sweet.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, bacon, salt

  16. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Caramelised dried fruits. Overripe cherry's. Burnt sugar. A whiff of the (for me at least) typical cured gouda cheese, Warm honey.

    A full, sweet, warming nose.

    Taste: Bittersweet arrival. Salt and pepper. Gets smokey, with sweet fruits.

    Finish: Ashes and Peppers galore. Gets sweeter, but still a lot of ash and peppper remains. Indeed some tobacco at the end.

  17. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasty, earned 87 points, but too expensive in my eyes
    • Nose
      Smoke, burned matches, puddles, honey, clear sherry fruits, orange
    • Taste
      black pepper, honey sweetness, cocoa, slight bitter oak note, for the 56.8% surprisingly gentle (I enjoyed the pure)
    • Finish
      long, warming, chocolate, smoke, still honey

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  19. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  20. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    n:peat and sweet sherry aromas
    m:really sweet with water, less citrus than in other independent Ledaig bottlings, maybe because this is a first fill sherry ...so a bit less complexity
    f:average,overall nice and easy drinking,water is needed

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