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Ledaig 2008 SV

Overall rating
86.77/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
13.05.2008
Bottled
23.02.2016
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
700751
Number of bottles
312
Strength
60.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L16/218
Bottled for
Le Gus't
Market
fr France
Added on
16 Mar 2016 2:47 pm by Mephistroc
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84,90

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24 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Junior Asator
91
Member Senior Francisque
91
Expert Senior WFarchive
89
Member Senior steve_pinkcity
89
Expert Senior Dede
88
Expert Junior Pépé
88
Expert Senior tsumcor
88
Member Senior Samples Sonic
87
Member Senior Mephistroc
87
Expert Senior ThS
87
Member Senior imbula
87
Expert Senior stf92
86
Member Senior Teurgoule
86
Expert Senior whiskyandco
86
Expert Senior Vermont
86
Expert Junior Davenport
86
Expert Senior aphex
86
Expert Senior Lyric
86
Expert Junior Jack Marinello
86
Expert Senior sigma6
86
Expert Junior Rambojunior83
85
Expert Senior Caskstave
85
Expert Senior DarthDronach
84
Member Senior Barbone
81

28 × in collection

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Expert Senior Jeep51
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
25
Taste
20
Finish
23
Balance
19

Tastingtags

3 Notes

aphex
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.

Gohatto
Member Senior Gohatto Note
13 Apr 2016 10:38 am

Whiskynotes.be

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.

Dede
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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