- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- 88/8684 L16 8312
- Added on
- 04 May 2009 3:10 pm
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43 × member ratings
77 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 15-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.12 points
- Toffee grass smoke vanilla honey lemon, not very complex, easy to drink
- 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!
- Body : light but smooth.
Soft full peatiness.
Slightly thin. Toffee notes. Spicy notes.
Sweet, smoky, full pettiness. A hint of the sea.
- [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.
- 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.
smoke, grilled bacon, salt, seaweed, light malty sweetness, citrus fruits, slightly peaty, nutty, vanilla, iodine, harbour basin
smoke, salt, iodine, seaweed, freshly tanned leather, dry oak, vanilla
medium length, smoke, iodine, drying
- 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.
A good deal of sherry influence on the nose, then some honey and pickeld lemons.
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.
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?
- Certainly a very interesting whisky with very peculiar flavors, which is definitely worth an experience, even if it does not meet my taste profile.
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.
The smoke pushes something into the foreground, whereby the Malt altogether looks very oily.
Finally, a sweet-bitter aroma remains, whereby the leather comes to light again.