- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Calculated age
- 10 years old
- Refill Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 56.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- 16/02/17 170095
- Bottled for
- The Q Project
- Added on
- 08 Mar 2017 7:08 pm by peathead
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27 × member ratings
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
- 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.
- 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 ????