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Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
262
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
Bottle code
P037970 L5 xx:xx 16168
Barcode
5029704218059
Added on
07 Mar 2017 3:45 pm by wolfhound
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 109.54

45 × in wishlist

262 × member ratings

915 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 points

  1. 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!

  2. 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[+]

  3. 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.

  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

    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[-]

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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

  8. robse211 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. mbouwens scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  10. 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

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