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Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Exclusive
Vintage
07.02.2007
Bottled
16.02.2017
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
138
Number of bottles
301
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/02/17 170095
Barcode
5020613062306
Bottled for
The Q Project
Added on
08 Mar 2017 7:08 pm by peathead
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.00

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56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2007 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.88 points

  1. keizerjos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Smells nice of smoke and honey with a sharp edge - with 56% that is safe. Attractive yet proud, no cat pee. It's a beautiful Ledaig. Smoke, honey, lubricating oil in the good sense of the word, resin and wood and furniture wax. Savory, biting, demanding, complex, compelling, dirty, greasy garage floor whisky that is only for the intrepid hero, for the iron-eater who knows about it. But the aptitude test that the Ledaig puts on you is one of Olympic size; the reward is a golden slice of depth and complexity. The stuff is about 10 years old, the wood of the barrel has done little harm, fortunately there is no ripening on it that could mask the raw smear well aromas. Tools in an English, run by sweaty elderly volunteers, restoration and maintenance workshop for 19th century steam locomotives. If you lick it. Which.

  2. Karstman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Rino Rotten did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Review from The Whisky Explorer ( http://whiskyexplorer.blogspot.be/2017/03/review-225-gordon-macphail-q-project.html ):

    As promised, the third nectar in the Q Project range came out of Gordon & MacPhail's warehouses in March. I had the opportunity to taste it in preview at the Whisky Live Spa in February, in fact, a slightly different version of the bottling at the level of alcohol. The sample that I tasted was titrating 56.9% APV while the final bottling of the single cask 138 was made at 56.2% APV. The sample did not come from a bottle but from a labeled bottle of 10 cl. So this is the one that is the subject of my tasting notes and not the one from the new bottle.
    Here is a superb Ledaig 10 years (distilled on 07/02/2007 and bottled in February 2017), matured exclusively in a hogshead of sherry (yes, it exists) in second filling, and 301 bottles were extracted. As is the tradition of Gordon & MacPhail, the nectar is bottled naturally without cold filtration or artificial coloring. As everyone knows, Ledaig is distilled by Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, and has a fairly smoky tendency, without being peaty.
    The tasting Dress: light straw (0.2)
    Nose: smoke dominates immediately, caught up with very fruity notes of banana and chocolate. The nectar looks very sweet. Palate: the smoke is there, but it is well balanced with sweet aromas, tropical fruits and a slight sherry tendency. If the peat is there, it goes unnoticed because there is a total absence of soil or even acidity. On the other hand, the complexity is intensified by the final notes of honey, licorice and, finally, some maritime, iodized, but rather discrete aromas.
    Final: mid-long, very soft, always so complex and with a very slight spicy touch at the end. I am discovering a growing interest for this distillery and especially what comes out under the name of Ledaig. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this single cask that I would describe as exceptional, given its complexity and balance. I'm going to buy a bottle of this nectar. Didieeeeeeer ????

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