Ledaig 2005 SV

Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
95
Whiskybase ID
WB90512
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
08.11.2005
Bottled
22.11.2016
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900160
Number of bottles
654
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 dec 2016 8:53 am by Sapiano
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140.00

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95 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ledaig 2005 SV

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.80 points.

  1. ailean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. PRV scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    semi-sweet, alcoholic, smoked fruits, honey, prunes, bell pepper, firebrand
    22/21/21/21

  3. korelatio scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    N: dried fruit, pineapple, citrus, soy sauce, dried plum, gum, grill lighter
    S: dried fruit, sweetness, fruit, citrus, ash, salt, lips nicely balanced
    F: bitter, gum, salt

    Poorly balanced
    E: 86 M: 84

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, balanced and calm enough for a young Ledaig, more like Port Ellen
    • Nose
      engine oil, a little kerosene, but quite calm and balanced
    • Taste
      pleasantly burns with oil seasoned with kerosene and sherry
    • Finish
      dry, diesel fuel with spices, long enough and pleasant

  5. matfrl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Gladi-Treffen 25.05.2019
    87/100

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, strawberry, blackberry, toffee, cornflakes, calcium and a whiff of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Peat, caramel, gingerbread, cranberry, chocolate and a little sulphur.
    • Finish
      Peat, caramel, cranberry and barbecue ash.

  11. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    peat, lemon, spices!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good dram, typical islay with a combination of lemon peat well convoluted.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, intense lemon, fresh peat, uncompromising and a sweet pastry back!
    • Taste
      Simple, linear, on peat and lemon!
      Then a return of maderized oranges appears, as well as the woody aspect.
      A little toasted almonds.
    • Finish
      On the same aromas, but with a length that lasts, the peat dries to give way to smoke!

  13. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wow, that's a blockbuster. Full of dirty elements, and with a high intensity of the peat smoke. There is a nice fruitiness in the nose as well, but overall the heavy side clearly dominates. Balanced is not the right word here, but it's very a very strong style and I like that.
    • Nose
      Big time funky barnyard style as is so typical from Ledaig, but then with old rusty, oil leaking engines. The peat smoke comes across as salty and dirty as can be. There is a bit of rubber in it too. I read another note describing it as pencil eraser, I think that's spot on! Then there is also toast, smoked wood chips and lapsang tea. At the end, a grassy note pops up.
    • Taste
      Nicely sour, not too hot, with some room for pineapple, cherry, but certainly the bold peat smoke. It's less oily than on the nose. Apart from that, it's more on coal, and there is a nice note of licorice attached to it. Then, burnt twigs and grass.
    • Finish
      The finish doesn't end, it goes on! There is plenty of licorice root, a dash of black pepper, the dirty, farmy and oily peat smoke, and ash. 

  14. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is really a top quality cask. Ledaig is very good at most stages of maturation but the combination of young, peaty character of the still very active spirit and full, thick sherry is really quite stellar here in particular.Reviewed in my blog:http://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/09/19/ledaig-2005-signatory-vintage/
    • Nose
      Light funk. Ash. Gasoline. Pencil erasers. Nutmeg. Cherry jam. Currants. Toasted wood. Dark maple syrup. Candy apple.
    • Taste
      Quite sharp. Red apple. Tart strawberries. Leather. Coal dust. Medicinal. Smoked red fruits.
    • Finish
      Long. Slightly coppey. Bitter wood. Rubber. Cooking oil. Cherry menthol lozenges.

  15. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smoky strawberry flavoured jam. Love it. Although I miss the typical mustiness/earthy/forresty taste older Ledaigs have. Still a good and powerful dram.

  17. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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