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Ledaig 2008 SV

Overall rating 21 votes 86.89
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
60.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Le Gus't
fr France
Added on
16 Mar 2016 2:47 pm by Mephistroc
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84,90

My 4 x 25 ratings


Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 25
Taste 20
Finish 23
Balance 19


3 Notes

Expert Senior aphex Note
07 Jun 2016 11:39 pm
aphex gave this whisky 86 points

Nose: Peat smoke, lemon, a bit farmy with time.
Mouth: Punchy, malty (I even have some bread), citrusy. A bit of sweetness but not too much.
Finish: Long. Smoke, salt, not so much.

Not your complex peater for sure but a nice young and well balanced one.

Member Senior Gohatto Note
13 Apr 2016 10:38 am


Ledaig 2008 - Signatory for Le Gus'tLedaig 7 yo 2008 (60,3%, Signatory Vintage for Le Gus ‘t 2016, cask #751, 312 btl.) Nose: medium peat and quite some toffee sweetness. Like butter toffee. Light cabbage in the background. Gets fresher after a while, with nice citrusy notes of oranges and lemons. Almonds and touches of vanilla latte. Surprisingly citrusy and even a little floral with water. Mouth: youngish and sweet, but with a nicely thick texture. Roasted malt, buttery notes again, burnt grass and a little nutmeg. Slightly acrid smoke, dark soot and increasing nutty notes. The same citrusy notes underneath. Hints of coffee beans as well. Finish: long, but it’s mostly the smoke, the sugary sweetness and a hint of salty liquorice that continues – other flavours seem to disappear. A good Ledaig, especially because of its above average complexity and the interesting development when adding water. Regular price: € 85 which is quite heavy. Now launching for € 70, see their website.

Expert Senior Dede Note
04 Apr 2016 10:34 pm
Dede gave this whisky 88 points

Nez : à fond sur l'orge maltée fumée, avec une bonne dose de jus de citron. La tourbe est massive, très Islay en fait, du côté d'Ardbeg plutôt que de Laphroaig.On retrouve d'ailleurs les notes de pomme Granny assez typiques des jeunes Ardbegs. Un peu de poivre blanc aussi. Se fait plus fermier après adjonction d'eau.

Bouche : très puissante et ample, mais l'alcool est remarquablement bien intégré. On retrouve ce que le nez promettait, à savoir un malt jeune et fougueux, proche de la céréale, abondamment tourbé, avec des notes d'agrumes. Il nage bien, l'eau faisant ressortir l'amertume de la réglisse.
Finale : longue et forcément tourbée, avec un retour de la réglisse.

Un jeune malt tourbé, pas complexe pour un sou mais fougueux, avec un alcool très bien intégré qui lui apporte une belle puissance aromatique. A réserver toutefois aux peat freaks car il ne fait pas dans la dentelle. Excellent daily dram pour qui entre dans cette catégorie.

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