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Ledaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.15/100
votes
95
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

€ 107,47

19 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

476 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 18-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.15 points

  1. 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[+]

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    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. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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[-]

  5. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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)

  7. miz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  8. Koidream scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  9. HW74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      In the nose first the sherry influence, however in combination with the Ledaig distillate very interesting. Fruity, these are almost fermented fruits. Smoke and fruit dominate
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here also very dark fruits, like in a Rumtopf.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium.

  10. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

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