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Ledaig 2000 GM

Overall rating
85.08/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB87409
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Refill Sherry & Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
13/10/15 151603
Barcode
5020613056367
Added on
30 sep 2016 10:44 am by Torfding
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83.23

4 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2000 GM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.08 points

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, meat, and maritime notes come together wonderfully. Layers of sweet maritime smoke and cool damp sand give way to dried raisins and a meaty beef stew. The aroma reminds me strongly of beef bourguignon— rich, meaty, and drowning in red wine. There is a lot to love on the nose with characteristic Ledaig maritime salt and stone giving a lovely backbone to some of the meatier notes.
    • Taste
      Mild and mellow, the dram is medium-bodied and smooth. There is a notable campfire or match-head smoke that ties it together with mineral oil, a faint soft cheese, and caramelized onions.
    • Finish
      Medium to short finish with smokey fruit punch.

  2. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Three-Stage-Rocket

    I recently was offered the possibility to try no less than nine Ledaig from Gordon & Macphail’s Connoisseurs Choice head-to-head, all distilled between 1990 and 2004 and bottled between 2011 and 2017. Well, that was an opportunity I could not pass up. Let’s give those a go. This is the Ledaig that was distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2015. It matured on Refill Sherry & Bourbon Casks.

    Okay, this is quite different on the nose than those on either American oak or sherry casks. It’s the combination of these that offers up pleasant notes of creamy butter, fruit paste and hazelnuts. The smoke is somewhat pushed away. Blind I’d have called this Isle of Jura.

    Silky soft on the palate, more sweet than anything else and hardly any smoke left. Some citrus and toffee, chestnuts and nuts. Smoke appears midpalate and then a big salty note kicks in. From the second sip on it becomes much better and at third sip it’s actually excellent! A three-stage-rocket.

    The finish is rather long on light smoke and lots of greasy ashes. Delicious.

    Great vatting. At cask strength this would have been a belter.

  4. Lenart scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Wet grass, peat, parmigiano nose - interesting.

    Palate is quite similar to regular 10.

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    That's a pretty straight forward whisky. The barrel is holding back but is there. In addition, there is the more specific Ledaig smoke, which has also been reduced a bit. In addition, a certain freshness.
    All in all, this makes a relatively simple, but still good whisky. Somehow also drinkable. Something for on the side.

  6. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Whiskychap scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A great nose and a very light and pleasant Ledaig. The sherry likely second or third fill as it`s hard to pick up.
    • Nose
      Smoke and honey, floral, rasberries, some sort of sweetener, hints of pepper
    • Taste
      Soft rounded smoke, sweetness and some citrus and light pepper
    • Finish
      Long and light with smoke and dry ash

      N:24
      P:21
      F:22
      Body:19

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Private tasting
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    16-11-2018
    • Nose
      75 75
      sweet, candy, hint of smoke
    • Taste
      74 74
      smoke, sweet, vanilla, spices
    • Finish
      75 75
      smoke, sweet, sherry, red fruit

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aromatic smoke, wood, coffee, hazelnuts. On the palate, I swear to taste the Jura 10 years muscular at 46%. Mineral final. A few drops of water will give more balance to this dram a bit austere - not my favorite style - but very clear, and an explosion of spices.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

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