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Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.76/100
votes
246
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Batch No. 02
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P037166 L5
Barcode
5029704218056
Added on
17 Apr 2020 3:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 125.76

24 × in wishlist

246 × member ratings

693 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very complex nose, but with the typical Kuhstallgeruch of Ledaig, through which one must first fight through.
    On the palate, I find almost everything again, which I've already imagined smelling.
    The finish is a bit too short, but quite pleasant.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Behind the smoke comes the cowshed, but also dark fruits, tobacco, leather, sherry, dark chocolate, malt, maggi, maple syrup, pepper, smoked ham
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet, dried fruits, smoke, honey, ham, tobacco, pepper, malt, tannins
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long, smoky and spicy

  2. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Direct comparison with Batch 03. The differences are not great, but there are many repetitions in terms of the aromas. They're both dirty. The 2015 is less cute, heavier and rougher. You just have to get along with the typical Ledaig profile.
    • Nose
      88 88
      thick smoke and aromatic ash, incorporated sweet and fruity elements and soft caramel, raisins and plum jam, nougat with blueberries and some red currants, then a few slices of black smoked ham, soot and leather, brown rock candy is mixed with thick, boiled cherries and a little menthol, heavy balsamic vinegar, orange and melon slices, in the distance ricola and foccacia, in the back chocolate, cloves and pepper, round and thick
    • Taste
      84 84
      sweet and slightly malty, only slightly and softly smoky, again with a lot of ash, blossom honey, bitter oak, again black smoked and soot, pepper, prunes, Ricola, tobacco notes, earthy
    • Finish
      83 83
      long with warm ashes, initially sulfuric notes and then burned matches, some blossom honey, raisins, a lot of ham with a lot of salt, a few oak boards, sherry

  4. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. birkzehn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. matfrl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Theo-Jan scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Real Ledaig. Nice in balance. Peat flavor with nice soft aftertaste
    • Nose
      Turf.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, turf sherry vanilla.
    • Finish
      Nice round finish.

  8. Dr.Ago scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Perfect peated

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Musty, rubber, a gym after the holidays
    Boah is really just for hardcore fans

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The peat profile remains interesting, and I would happily sip a glass of this on winter (okay, and also on autumn) nights, but for a higher score, it would have to boast a better body. It's too thin overall, which really puts a damper on things.

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