Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Batch No. 03
Stated Age
18 years old
Spanish Sherry Wood Finish
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P037970 L5 xx:xx 16168
Added on
07 Mar 2017 3:45 pm by wolfhound

Average value

€ 107.59

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.51 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    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[+]

  2. 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!

  3. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    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[-]

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Halkyon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  10. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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