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Ledaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.11/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
88/8684 L16 8312
Barcode
5029704110629
Added on
04 May 2009 3:10 pm

Average value

€ 165.90

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46 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 15-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.11 points

  1. PBoe70 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Toffee grass smoke vanilla honey lemon, not very complex, easy to drink

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes: Nose: Immediately in the glass shows a slightly cheesy tone, as I have often heard him in old Tomatin. But that settles quickly, and the malt opens wonderfully wide-ranging, is sweet, with distinct vanilla, powdered sugar and raspberry cream, complemented by fine minerality, almost a bit of metal and a little match. Fruity grapefruit, bitter orange and some straw, harmonious with time! Smoke? Maybe completely removed.
    Mouth: Clearer smoke, salty and some iodine. Citrusy fruit, but from the first seconds on the tongue with amazing bitterness! Fairly dry, woody, with some toffee, earthier and maritime with time.
    Finish: Medium long, unfortunately a bit bland and dried out.
    Conclusion: Too bad that the initially excellent malt in the taste of the departure so falls off, where the bittern notes bring him clearly out of balance. The nose is great!
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  4. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Body : light but smooth.
    • Nose
      Soft full peatiness.
    • Taste
      Slightly thin. Toffee notes. Spicy notes.
    • Finish
      Sweet, smoky, full pettiness. A hint of the sea.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2003]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. Please see detailed tasting note below.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The body is of medium texture.  The mouthfeel is coating, soft, warm, oily and gets a nice hotness.  Water does not change a lot.  A very balanced dram.
    • Nose
      smoke, grilled bacon, salt, seaweed, light malty sweetness, citrus fruits, slightly peaty, nutty, vanilla, iodine, harbour basin
    • Taste
      smoke, salt, iodine, seaweed, freshly tanned leather, dry oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      medium length, smoke, iodine, drying

  7. Karstman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This needs a few minutes in the glass to get the nose right and a few sips to get the full flavour going. Untypical if you are used to current ledaig bottlings.
    • Nose
      A good deal of sherry influence on the nose, then some honey and pickeld lemons.
    • Taste
      On the tongue the sherry is back again. A full and sweet mouthfull lacking a little depth. After a few sips white pepper appears and some warm mixed spices.
    • Finish
      Not to high in alcohol but the 43% gives it a warm finish on the end of which you start to wonder, did I have a sigar earlier today?

  8. Teekanne scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Certainly a very interesting whisky with very peculiar flavors, which is definitely worth an experience, even if it does not meet my taste profile.
    • Nose
      Very strange at the beginning. Immediately blowing a smell of sulfur, combined with a slightly musty note. Furthermore, I could still find jute and leather, accompanied by smoke.
    • Taste
      The smoke pushes something into the foreground, whereby the Malt altogether looks very oily.
    • Finish
      Finally, a sweet-bitter aroma remains, whereby the leather comes to light again.

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