- 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
- Added on
- 20 Apr 2017 8:26 am by mds51
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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 SV
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.28 points
- 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.
Caramel, milk chocolate, peat, blueberry and salty pretzels. When adding water there's a lot of sugar-roasted nuts.
Peat, blueberry and milk chocolate.
Peat, milk chocolate, caramel and blueberry.
- Good, but worlds away from the 2004 barrels.
Sweet, smoky and fruity on one level, definitely sherry, maritime notes, slightly metallic
Strong onset, noticeable alcohol, medical smoke, slightly dry, red fruits, white pepper, oak spice
Fruity, slightly dry, oak, smoke
- Surprisingly good for a 10yo non Islay. But wouldn't pay 150.
Very Sherried nose, some peat
Pennies, old coins
- 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!
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.
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.
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.