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Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB92590
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
05.06.2005
Bottled
06.07.2016
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900161
Number of bottles
564
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
11 Feb 2017 12:56 pm by Unclimbability
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.74

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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

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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

  2. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Still quite common in the nose, an explosion on the palate.
    87/100
    • Nose
      Medicinal smoke with a bit of ethereal freshness. Right alcoholic. Hay and cereals. No trace of sherry.
    • Taste
      Strong start with now clear Sherrynoten. Alcoholic.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and alcoholic.

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite complex. Sherry and chocolate nuts. 
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Rich and soft, dark died fruits, but also spicy notes. Like cinnamon pepper,baking spices. Underlaying smokiness.
    • Finish
      Dry and smoky.

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Big and bold, not for the fainthearted. It strikes a good balance between the peaty Ledaig-spirit and the influence from the sherry butt.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Big on the peat smoke, with a sweet sherry touch. Long.

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