- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
- Bottling serie
- The Single Malts of Scotland
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 56.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- United Kingdom
- Added on
- 11 Feb 2017 12:56 pm by Unclimbability
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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 SMS
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points
- Ledaig 11 Year Old 2005 (cask 900161) The Single Malts of Scotland (56.8%). Consumed Oct 2019. Aroma softly woody - some impressions of French oak but apparently this was matured in a sherry butt. Dried fruits. Cranberry. Touch of baked red apple. Later there's aromatic woods and a touch of fabric plasters. Taste is intensely densely smoked, compact and intense, biscuity background, oak, the smoke is certainly intense enough to overtake the oak. It's intense but not in the way Islay stuff is... Slightly more subtle, but lots of nice breathy smoke. The oak is certainly there though and is a touch brash in the background. It's a nice whisky. Faintest banana comes out the more you drink. 3.55/85
- The colour is amber. The nose starts with light fruit rottenness, and goes with raisin, dried fruits, light peated smoke, dust, sweet white fruits and apple jam notes. The palate is peaty, spicy, dry and dusty with dried fruits notes. The finish is long with notes of spices, peated smoke, oak and dried fruits. As usual, Ledaig shows a perfect result! It has very good balance between sweetness and peatness.
- Still quite common in the nose, an explosion on the palate.
Medicinal smoke with a bit of ethereal freshness. Right alcoholic. Hay and cereals. No trace of sherry.
Strong start with now clear Sherrynoten. Alcoholic.
Long, sweet and alcoholic.
- Quite complex. Sherry and chocolate nuts.
Bittersweet black treacle,dried prunes and raisins,spun sugar and morello cherries in syrup, dark chocolate,burnt fruit cake,molasses-this has Sherried island dram written all over it.
Rich and soft, dark died fruits, but also spicy notes. Like cinnamon pepper,baking spices. Underlaying smokiness.
Dry and smoky.
- Big and bold, not for the fainthearted. It strikes a good balance between the peaty Ledaig-spirit and the influence from the sherry butt.
Sherry influence aside, this is recognizable Ledaig spirit. The fresh peat and the sauerkraut. Plenty of vanilla too. And it works great with the sherry, which is intertwined and balanced rather than dominant. Cherries, blackcurrant jam and cigar tobacco, as well as oranges.
Sweet brown sugar, candied cherries and barbecue smoke, as well as soot, tar and plenty of peat. A pinch of pepper and a whiff of burnt matches.
Big on the peat smoke, with a sweet sherry touch. Long.