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Ledaig 2005 SV

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
60
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 9:04 pm by daubler
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119,00

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Tastingtags

16 Notes

Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
28 Jun 2017 11:09 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Burnished
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. 

Comments

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.

JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
03 Mar 2017 9:43 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
89
Presentation
88
My Collection
Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
25 Feb 2017 1:09 pm
Ivynor gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Bien iodé, fermes, étables, des notes un peu métalliques, du citron, de la tourbe, du hareng fumé... Très bon.
On ne sent pas trop le sherry.

Taste

Bien gras, crémeux, sans surprise mais très bon. Des olives, du poisson gras, de l'iode, toujours des notes fermières. Un peu plus de sherry en bouche (werther's, noisette)

Finish

longue, gourmande, sur la cendre, l'iode, la tourbe...

Comments

Simple mais gourmand et avec l'alcool très bien intégré.

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
30 Jan 2017 10:34 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Russetmuscat
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.

Comments

Very nice at cask strength, the best Ledaig I've tasted so far. This sherry cask combines very well with the peaty Ledaig profile.

stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
28 Jan 2017 10:36 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
86
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hfos
Expert Senior hfos Review note
18 Dec 2016 12:50 am
hfos gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
88
hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
18 Oct 2016 5:48 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 90 points

Neus: kruidig, kersen, fruit, peperkoek, rokerig, zilt

als hij langer staat komt er meer as in de neus en een zuurtje

Smaak: fruit, kruiden, donkere chocolade, sherry
Afdronk: lange droge kruidige afdronk, pepertje, ziltig, licht rokerig.

Mooi in balans!
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
89
Presentation
90
Hans Bolt
Berrysaki
Expert Junior Berrysaki Tasting note
17 Sep 2016 5:09 pm
Berrysaki gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amontillad
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.

Comments


Torfding
Expert Senior Torfding Tasting note
05 Jun 2016 6:53 pm
Torfding gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

schwer und erdig, aber auch Morgennebel an der Küste bei unruhiger See; trockene Zitrusfrüchte, ein wenig Gummi (Reifen), leichte Kaffeenote, dunkles Karamell, etwas Schwefel (auf angenehme Art), Rauch und Torf (sowohl etwas medizinisch als auch leicht aschig), Salzlakritze, Schinken; die Aromen sind so deftig, dass sie den Sherry fast überdecken; später kommt noch ein wenig Kuhstall mit hinzu

Taste

Rauch, Erde und etwas Tabak, etwas gummiartiges (der harten Sorte) und verbranntes, süßlich, Kräuter und warmer Grasschnitt, geräucherter Speck, etwas Eiche (später deutlicher)

Finish

mittellang bis lang, rauchig, mundfüllend, süß, saure Früchte und feiner Tabak, adstringierend

Comments

Mit Wasser wird der Ledaig eigentlich nicht besser, die Aromen verlieren sich sogar etwas. Alles in allem eine echt deftige Geschmacksbombe, die allerdings nicht ganz an die besseren 2004er heranreicht.

Hare&Copper
Expert Senior Hare&Copper Tasting note
05 Jun 2016 1:59 am
Hare&Copper gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Peat, dry ash, rubber, newsprint, sherry, ink, bacon, rashuns, oily, silage

Taste

Big smoke, bacon, caramel, iodene, sweet.

Finish

Long, sweet, bacon, salt

Comments

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