Ledaig 2005 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
11 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Specially Selected for Germany - Kirsch Whisky
Germany Germany
Added on
20 apr 2017 8:26 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93.12

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 2005 SV

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.58 points.

  1. Kalamadei scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of the many very tasty Sherry Ledaig from that time, 1A!
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, then straight away dirty and slightly sour smoke, cowshed, chocolate, oranges, somehow it seems warm, bacon, floral, really fat, a bit of caramel, currants, the currants even set the tone overall
    • Taste
      Sweet entry, then currants, acidity, drier, chocolate, dark, also cowshed, but less than in the nose, intense, cool intense smoke, slightly mint, a pinch of pepper, creamy
    • Finish
      This is where the bacon comes in, dry mouthfeel, bittersweet, slightly grape-like, just a hint of clear smoke, medium length

  3. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Unexpectedly very sweet, but it doesn't hurt
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 22

  7. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose-soaked with smoke, sweet slightly mineral smoke from the fire.
    Taste - EARTH, very earthy Ledaig with a clear influence of the sherry olorosso barrel (dried fruit like raisins or dates), very pleasant.
    Finish - Warming up, the earth remains on the tongue with smoke, slowly disappearing.
    To sum up - If you like earthy smoky climates with a sherry barrel, this is the perfect position!

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    87/88. Compared to cask 900160, there's more dark fruitiness in this one. I think it's a bit better than that one. If it were priced as an 11-year-old, I'd definitely buy it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Caramel, milk chocolate, peat, blueberry and salty pretzels. When adding water there's a lot of sugar-roasted nuts.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat, blueberry and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Peat, milk chocolate, caramel and blueberry.

  10. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good, but worlds away from the 2004 barrels.

  11. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  12. Dalm scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, smoky and fruity on one level, definitely sherry, maritime notes, slightly metallic
    • Taste
      Strong onset, noticeable alcohol, medical smoke, slightly dry, red fruits, white pepper, oak spice
    • Finish
      Fruity, slightly dry, oak, smoke

  13. RichardMayston scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly good for a 10yo non Islay. But wouldn't pay 150.
    • Nose
      Very Sherried nose, some peat

      Pennies, old coins
    • Taste
      Wow, lovely

      Marmalade Laphroaig 

  14. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  15. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Although having been matured in a first fill sherry butt for 11 years, this Ledaig is instantly recognisable. Delicate smoky character with spicy elements and a pleasantly balancing sweetness, along with delicate fruity components. Perfect to enjoy neat. No water please as this islander becomes very dry and smoky.I thank Kirsch Whisky - The House of Whiskies for the sample!

    • Nose
      There's instantly smoke on the nose with a delicate sweetness of dried fruit - cherries and plums in particular. This is accompanied by smoked ham, maritime and slightly medicinal notes, followed by a hint of tobacco leaves in the back.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate with smoke and medicinal flavours at first. Warming alcohol, nicely mixed with black pepper. Then the creamy fruitiness arrives with plums and cherries, along with vanilla and some more red fruits. Lingering notes of cloves, nutmeg and allspice towards the finish, all wrapped in delicate smoke.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and slightly sweet with subtle black pepper, burnt caramel and dry oak on the tail. Nicely mouth-coating.

      With water: Water tames the sweetness and delicate fruity flavours bringing more peat smoke and medicinal flavours to the fore. There's also more medicinal notes on the palate with iodine and gauze bandage. Less sweet but more dry oak towards the finish. The finish is still long, spicy and warming with subtle fruity flavours and dry peat smoke on the tail.


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