Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.62/100
votes
395
Whiskybase ID
WB93480
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Batch No. 03
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
P037970 L5 xx:xx 16168
Barcode
5029704218059
Added on
07 mar 2017 3:45 pm by wolfhound
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 199.90

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

62 users have left 64 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.62 points.

  1. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Addendum 11/10/2020:
    At the last tasting we noticed. Smells and tastes like engine failure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First the sherry influence on the nose, but very interesting in combination with the Ledaig distillate. Fruity, it is almost fermented fruit. Smoke and fruit dominate
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here also very dark fruits, like in a rum pot.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length.

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  3. pone_alca scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    a uniquely-peated dram.. bringing pervasive earthiness to the otherwise overflowing dark red fruit deep sweetness of the malt distillate with a late touch of the sea’s wind wrapping the whole with an evanescent North Atlantic island bow

  4. Danlow scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A really easy to drink Ledaig, as far as you like the profile (barn aromas). You should also like smoky whisky, although I find it very mild in this category. However, I am also a regular Laphroaig drinker and therefore used to smoky whisky.
    The whisky is characterized by the typical Ledaig note. For me, that means a positive association with a farm and the stables there with plenty of hay and grain. There are also ripe dark fruits and prunes. He is still slightly restless on the tongue.
    The finish is unfortunately medium to short.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. sludgehex scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Burnt school library amongst the fields of sunflowers and wormwood, some ash, bitter berries and autumn leaves. Was expecting something more interesting from this one.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Indeed the nose is very expressive and dirty. There is peat, much like in a cow stable. The pungent aroma is infused with stewed berries which works wonderfully well. Salted plum, salty seaside breeze, odor of mudflat... and fruitiness which is a bonus. So far so very good. It would score better if the orchestra could last longer.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Big U turn! It is not that it is bad. But the palate just could not keep up with the nose! To be fair, the chocolate is good, and it is smoky enough, but the palate seems silent compares with the nose. Black tea runs the entire show. Sadly disappointing.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Smoky, ashy and peppery finish, and tannic, like black currant skin..

  7. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Classic Leday. Musty, stinky, dirty. But with this OA everything is relatively moderate and almost suitable for the masses. Ledaig and Sherry is just a great combination. It shows once again that the UA Ledaigs can show a much broader spectrum of the distillery.

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A super smooth and drinkable Ledaig.
    • Nose
      A familiar smell rises to the nose, this slightly dirty and sour note, which is typical for Ledaig and is often referred to as a cowshed, currants lie above it, licks sour but also sweet, creamy, caramel, some milk chocolate, very harmonious and pleasant, relative little smoke in the nose, greasy, I would call it smoked bacon, very remotely also raisins, the first sip gives the chocolate a kick in the nose again and Streit adds a few small pieces of caramel
    • Taste
      Creamy, now more smoke, sweet, slightly cinnamon, now more sherry, raisins, chocolate, more dark, the Ledaig character is not quite as dominant as in the nose, supple, and now the currants too, simply good to drink
    • Finish
      Not that much to find, but still pleasant, creamy, reminiscent of chocolate and tart fruit

  9. malt maniacs scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The 18-year-old ledaig has a very good price/performance ratio. I like the flavor of this whisky very much, and it can bring a new experience to many spirits lovers.
    • Nose
      Smell a mix of kerosene, rubber, leather, dust, some ripe fruit, oranges and almond biscuits.
    • Taste
      Oily and full. Some saltiness, spice, onion spiciness, short fruitiness, (really very short...) soot kicks in in the second half. . .
    • Finish
      The finish is medium length, with soot, oak and some lit withered grass. Its frame is very unique, if you like to be curious, maybe you will like it.

  10. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Holzwurm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  12. antyloop scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Hello dear whisky lovers - I'm back... I continue the cycle of my reviews, so far from previously tested "archived" samples )))
    Some time ago, "a few drops" of an adult (18 years old) Ledaig Olorosso Wood Finish fell to the bottom of my GlenCairn, and now I am sharing my impressions with you)))

    ???? Color: rich copper

    ???? Aroma: juicy smoke, which is surrounded by the sweetness of molasses... the traditional "burnt rubber" for Ledaig has not disappeared anywhere with age, but it feels very delicate... minerality, a drop of camphor oil and such a concentrated apple-plum jam, sprinkled with sweet-spicy spices...

    ???? Taste: assertive and oily in taste... again molasses, spices and jam in taste echo aromatics... the astringency and bitterness of bird cherry berries are also noticeable... dark berries and spicy spices inherent in sherry aging right there... but in my opinion they are slightly concentrated-artificial, not delicate...

    ???? Finish: A little more than average, hot chili pepper, a little dark chocolate and astringency of oak...

    ???? Conclusion: the release is quite worthy, but among the few Ledaigs I tasted, there were releases that were more delicate... although the release is quite mature, but for my taste it lacks just this very maturity and delicacy...

    ???? Points: 87

  13. Bartek_097 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Lacquer, lacquered furniture, solvent
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sour, dry, crude oil
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long and slightly astringent.

  14. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. whiskyfan_olli scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  16. 11insomnium scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice, intense and dirty smoky notes. You won't find the fruity sweetness with dark dried fruits like in the following batch here. Clear increase over the 10-year-old with more aromatic smoke.
    • Nose
      Full and aromatic smoke with bitter spice and rubbery notes, some leather, fine sweetness, smoked ham, slightly musty with more time in the glass
    • Taste
      Intense naphthalene with medicinal smoke, bitter spiciness, dryness, hardly any sweetness, oak
    • Finish
      Bitter, tart smoky notes with naphthalene linger in the mouth for a long time

  17. DGV scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    23/22/22/23

  18. andrii_nahornyi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    88.5
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. Malthead19 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: dark amber, reddish, copper
    - a very special, idiosyncratic single malt
    - doesn't really knock me out now
    - on the whole, I am more disappointed than surprised
    - has a very idiosyncratic smell and taste
    - very nice wooden packaging but far from one
    very good 18 year old single malt
    • Nose
      Strong first impression, something disturbing present, varnish, solvent, glue (something in that direction, somehow smells like a completely new sneaker), behind it hides wild berries
    • Taste
      very strong, spicy start, powerful character, but this very special smell / taste is also present here, slightly smoky, somewhat burning, a lot of spice, peppery
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong smoky finish;
      long astringent dry aftertaste

  20. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very nice whisky with lots to discover, many allready wrote about it. I like it and would I buy it at 90-100 euro, yes I would.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. Don Cassi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Bah what a stinker! Sauerkraut, cowshed, damp cardboard and wet wood. Sounds disgusting, but it is very aromatic and independent in itself.

    In the mouth it lies like oil, very soft and creamy with heavy, sweet sherry fruit notes, which intensify in the finish and are supported by chocolate, nuts, orange peel and sea air.
    Length: 6/10

    Very idiosyncratic and complex island painting that was definitely not born for an all-day dram, but knows how to please in its own way.

    Grade: 2+

  22. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Imagine being in a cow stable, decked in a full rubber suit. There are good parts to this whisky, but the kinky latex finish dominates it too hard.

    Tasted with Longrow 18yo bot. 2017 (86 pts.)
    • Nose
      Rubber and pitch. Is this what you'd call an on the road whisky? Some cow stable notes, coal-y peat, faint coastal notes, and more of that rubber. Compared to Longrow 18yo, the sherry here is not in tune with the rest of the dram IMO. Too rubbery, too loud, and too superficial.
    • Taste
      A fair bit of peat at first, then rubbery, leathery sherry. Pitch, soot, coal, hay. Feels way too much like a finish in the mouth, not nearly enough depth for an 18yo.
    • Finish
      After the rubber and peat have gone, I get fresh thyme in the tail.

  23. riegerjonas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2021-02-28: relatively special and not everyday
    • Nose
      Car tires, rubber, motor oil, the complete car workshop, dark fruits with fine ripe smoke, charcoal, BBQ, dried fruit
    • Taste
      slight acidity gives way to the taste of Hungarian chips, smoky peppers, clear sherry!
    • Finish
      rather short

  24. eNZzo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  25. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Ledaig 18 (Batch 03) and Ledaig 19yo (2018)

    The color of the 18 is darker.

    This also continues in the nose. The 18 is darker, dirtier, more hearty and bitter. Short snotty. The 19 is more moderate. In proportion, of course. Is still a Ledaig. The smoke is more subdued, the malt appears "cleaner", sweeter and fresher. The sherry is there of course, it just looks a bit lighter than the 18.

    The 19 has a nice sweetness in the mouth. In connection with the Ledaig Rauch, that's not wrong. In addition, sweet and sour notes of sherry and liquorice.
    The 18er is more brutal. It has a lot of sweetness, but it is also a lot smokier and more uncomfortable.

    Well, I just like Ledaig. And the 18 is a really good whisky. The 19er is a little more beginner-friendly, but anything but boring. If you want it a bit coarser, then you go for the 18.

    For me, the 18 won this comparison. Especially since it is even cheaper.

  26. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Weird

    This 18 years old Tobermory on sherry casks appeared in 2015 for the first time. I felt it was somewhat ‘schizophrenic’. I presume that this third batch, from 2016, will have the same split personality.

    The nose is indeed a weird but nice mix of tar, rubber, smoke and buttermilk with red fruit, candied oranges and apricots. The first whiff is somewhat of a scary moment, but give it (and yourself!) some time to get used to it. Suddenly you’ll notice that it’s actually pretty good (at least, that was my experience).

    It rolls softly across the tongue, nicely oily and a bit spicy on salt & pepper, nutmeg and a hint of ginger. The fruit shines through in the guise of oranges and strawberry, but that does not last long. Soon the whole is awash in brackish water, cold coffee and chewing tobacco. The smoke becomes intense but disappears just as quickly. Some late walnuts and camphor. Yup, this one is just as crazy as the previous one and I am fine with that.

    The finish is medium long, smoky, peppery and sweet, but dies quite a bitter death on oak and liquorice.

    Weird is good, right? This certainly is both. Thanks, Pat!

  27. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  28. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A friend describes the whisky as "the smell of home in the glass". His home is a cowshed.
    Color: henna red
    • Nose
      Dirt, smoke, dark berries, stable and barn, pomegranate, manure
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, pepper, old, musty wood
    • Finish
      Smoke, cinnamon, caramel

  30. robse211 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. Joint86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good malt. The balance is shifted in favor of aroma. A longer finish was expected from this age.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Closed, delicate, sophisticated. Takes time in the glass. Sea, smoke, leather, dried fruits, spices, some Ledaig brand rubber
    • Taste
      87 87
      Weak, sweet, spicy. Strong tea, dark chocolate, a drop of lemon
    • Finish
      87 87
      Middle. Ash, spices, a little oak

  33. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  34. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Direct comparison with Batch 02. The differences are not great, because of the aromas there are many repetitions. They're both dirty. The 2016 is a little sweeter, more open and livelier and is therefore slightly ahead. You just have to get along with the typical Ledaig profile.
    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet and honey-like, vanilla, oranges and cherries, some plum jam, raisin liqueur, warm bread, over everything a soft layer of ash (almost soot), cinnamon and finely spicy oak wood, mineral, caramel and chocolate, walnuts and raisins, hay stick to the smoked ham and echoes of Ricola, nutmeg
    • Taste
      85 85
      with pep, sweet and malty, ash on the honey, again a mineral touch, black smoked ham, very stimulating spicy notes, ricola, soot, bitterness, sherry with aromas of prunes, sour leather
    • Finish
      84 84
      sweet, warm ash, sherry, smoked ham, cinnamon spice, plum jam, some grassy oak wood

  35. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Halkyon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  37. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  38. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  39. penumbra scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It stands to reason that the degree of this regular model should be enough, but I don’t know why it gives people the feeling of a silver-like pewter tip, or whether Finish is not better than a barrel. The idea of charcoal roasted fruit is good, but it is realized. It's a bit of a loss, there are too many peat components, and there is no fun.
    • Nose
      Milky peat, like old laphroaig with adagio, partial herbs, fennel, vegetables, rhubarb and gas. Full of dirty feeling, asphalt, oil, rubber, compost, greasy ocean breeze, black pepper beef soup, onion smoked chicken. The fruit combination points brought by Shirley finish are just right, such as smoked blackcurrant jam, charcoal coffee, fruit charcoal, toffee, and oranges.
      Enough to match the octopus of Springbank 10.
    • Taste
      Charcoal-fired, deep-roasted Kenya, vanilla, cigar, clay, stove ash, black pepper, smoked with a higher weight, and fruit and ocean flavors are not dominant. Dark fruits (grapes, blackberries), crystal meat, dried whitebait, milky sweetness.
      Strong, moderate oil, slightly sweet, little sour, no tannins, no astringency, bitterness, no pungency.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, smoked, coconut milk, licorice, black chocolate.

  40. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      it seems not a bad nose, but for some reason it seems very closed, all the time I want to get something else out of it, and even a blender glass cannot completely cope with it
    • Taste
      87 87
      a bit sweet, it’s just sugaryness and burnt sugar
    • Finish
      89 89
      I will not say super long but this sweet candy chews very intensively and quite long

  41. blackjacob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  42. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Salted caramel, paprika crisps, peat, cherry, orange, apple and cheesecake.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat, blackberry, salted caramel and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Salted caramel, peat and paprika powder.

  43. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  44. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Whereas the 10y old Ledaig is a straight in the face peat-slam, this 18y old is a completely different ballgame. This one is much milder and complex. A recent article from Thijs100 about "the older the whisky the milder the peat-smoke", makes sense in this respect.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Beautiful earthy and sweet sherry notes. Some BBQ flavors as well mild and lovely peat-smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mouth full of spices, sweetness and again the mild peat-smoke. There is a lot of things happening here. Quite complex with various layers of flavors.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Quite long, warm and tasteful. Dried fruits rather then spices in the finish.

  45. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  46. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      light cold smoke, some gum, smoked fish, herbs, dried fruit but only very subtly in the background
      with would be much sweeter with me - towards herbal candy
    • Taste
      Herbal candy, some honey, lime, lemon peel, some wood, light pepper on the finish
      hmm I almost didn't notice that. Smoke is actually imperceptible

  47. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  48. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  49. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  50. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Camphor, tar, asphalt, salty ropes, engine oil and old engine room, coffee, peat smoke. Also sweeter notes of treacle, dried fruits and dark forest honey. Hints of menthol and eucalyptus. Delightfully “dirty” peat and sherry nose. With water a little sweeter and less dirty peat. (89p)
    TASTE: The arrival is medium sweet and medium peaty. The mid palate is rather dry, with peat smoke, some tar, liquorice and just a hint of pepper. Continues into the long aftertaste. Nice but not completely balanced, I would actually have liked a bit more sweetness here. (87p) Water balances this out better. (88p)
    TOTAL SCORE: 88 points.

  51. tw_xbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    very round nicely balanced tasty peaty-fruity whisky
    • Nose
      smoky, earthy, forest soil, moss, peat, leathery, animal notes, awakens the association of a compost heap with worms in it - not foul but pleasantly earthy
    • Taste
      smoky, delicately sweet, light compote fruit aromas towards plum, sherry, grapes, dark berries, spicy notes towards licorice and dark chocolate
    • Finish
      rather short, smoky, sweetly delicately fruity

  52. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Ledaig, age 18, batch 3. Sarfran to coppery, the dram can not deny his sherry past. How will this understand with its smoky side? Anyway, the combination is promising ....
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoked meat, old gum, PVC, but also a fruity note with rhababer, blackcurrant, orange and some heather honey. A sweetness is behind the superficial smoke flavors.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Medical smoke and sweetness, then pepper and mint. Honey, herbs and green apple as well as quince give the whisky an amazing freshness. It is very complex and it takes some time to see all the facets, but it is really an exciting malt with its own taste profile.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Smoke and sweetness on the palate with a sparkling mint that give the whisky a lively length. The palate stays fresh and the smoky notes are harmonious.

  53. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Often I do not like this kind of whisky (dirty smoky character), but this one makes an exception. Wonderfully harmonious maritime character with notes of tar, leather and ash combined with a Sherry sweetness and great smoke profile. I like that.
    • Nose
      86 86
      first slightly musty; smoky (campfire); old leather sofa; spicy; behind it show increasingly beautiful subtle-sweet sherry fruit notes; maritime character
    • Taste
      88 88
      soft but also intense; Notes of tar, leather, ash and tobacco dominate; somehow dirty but delicious; with subtle sweetness; spicy; salty maritime; clear smoke note resonates
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy; slight spiciness (pepper / chili); Licorice; pleasant tart echoes; smoky (ashy)

  54. miz scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

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

  55. Koidream scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  56. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Great nose, leathery, rich sherry, iodine, bonfire peat, warm and robust, very balanced.
    • Taste
      Mellow and sweet, a lot of peat and chocolates, liquorice, blood orange, leather, new shoes, cigar boxes.
    • Finish
      Long, sherry, dried fruits.

  57. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  58. diamond2000 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: restrained, initially tar, clearly roasted walnuts, assorted lollipops, dried fruits (apples, pears), smoked meats, salami, menthol, old lacquered furniture. A little breathing there is a distinct corporate flavor of "Soviet" rubber with a sweetish tint, soot, bake, lime, the same dried fruit, but with the addition of fine autumn foliage. Very good, deep, multi-faceted fragrance!

    Taste: rich, walnut, mineral ash, spices, black pepper, dried apples and pears, dates, milk caramel, dried fruit compote, minerals, iodine, salt.

    Finish: longer than average, dried fruit, walnut and knitting partitions from it, salt, ash, a little zest, oily, enveloping. Traced all the same notes of rubber, rubber.

    Rating: 90

    The result: a warm, versatile Ledzhik, with perfectly fitted components to each other. The bias is already moving from phenols and smoke to the nut-dried fruit spectrum, unlike dozens. Meditative whisky, poured dram, I want to stretch and stretch, very good!

  59. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  60. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/malt-n-copper-christmas-tasting-2018-part-2/

    I’ve also had this before. It’s peated Tobermory finished for an unspecified time in Spanish sherry (oloroso) casks.

    Mull’s only distillery dates back to 1798 when John Sinclair established the Ledaig distillery. Like most, it’s faced a chequered history, closing many times [41 years in 1837], and closing again in 1930 for 42 years, 14 years after re-opening. Burn Stewart acquired the distillery in 1993, re-launching the Ledaig brand again in 2007. Distell took over from Burn Stewart in 2013.

    N: It’s a top ‘ole, large vegetal number with sweaty pickled onions, sweet-sour Thai flavours, sweet crisps, [violin] resin, scallops, squid ink, Tupperware, cabbage, smoked turkey sticks [Twizzlers?],….. The nose at least, is a winner. I guessed this as an Islay through & through.
    T: Arrives just fine with a buttery > medicinal touch. A decent slugger this.
    F: Smoked butter.
    C: Decent peated whisky, if a little same-y.

    Scores a B[-]

  61. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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  62. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

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

  63. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    A single dram at Seven Stills in Dufftown.
    • Nose
      Bold coastal peat, salty maritime.

      Quite complex herbal fruitiness.

      A hint of freshness, orange zest.
    • Taste
      Loads of smoke, but not as peat driven as the nose.

      Cured meat, wet tobacco, dark fruits.
    • Finish
      Past medium lenght.

      Warm spice, salty, slightly bitter peat.

  64. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/midlands-whisky-festival-2017-part-13/

    Spanish sherry wood.

    N: Mould growing on pvc, sports gyms, vegetal Christmas peat, cinnamon, cloves, rhubarb decay, barley coming through, compost-fruity coal, coal tar,.. Fascinating vegetal complex, salty and sweaty lactose ferments, dusty lofts,…
    T: Succulent and ashy creamy sour.
    F: Even more succulent ash and metals.
    C: Really excellent.

    Scores a B[+]

  65. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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